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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Roll out the Barrel: 4.2% Alcohol by Volume and 24 IBUs. This year, we’re brewing a summer seasonal for the first time! Our Summer Ale is an easy-drinking, session Pale Ale that pays homage to ‘Gansett’s original Pale Ale. Available on tap and in 16oz cans from May – August, the Summer Ale is too good to miss! Quality Supreme: Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY. Quality Supreme: Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY. Taste & Enjoy: The Summer Ale pours golden, producing a generous white head, and perfect carbonation. The malt flavor is smooth and subtle, balanced out by a crisp hop bitterness. Aromas of mixed fruits are very evident, but mild on the palate. The superior drinkability and lower alcohol content make this beer perfect for summer sessions on the beach, the boat, the backyard patio, or at the ballgame. The History: While history tells us that Narragansett Lager is the beer that made ‘Gansett famous, the brewery also began producing a wide variety of ales when it opened in the late 1800’s. Pale Ale, Select Stock Ale, and Banquet Ale were all staples in the Narragansett Beer line-up long before Curt Gowdy first popularized the phrase “Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett!” during Red Sox broadcasts. In fact, the old brewery had an entire four-story building dedicated to the “Ale Department” throughout most of the 20th century, and the Narragansett Ales outsold the Lager until the 1940’s. It has been documented that American tastes changed from darker and more bitter ales to lighter and easier drinking lagers after Prohibition for two reasons. First, waves of immigrants from lager-drinking Central and Eastern European countries had come to America during the early 1900’s, and second, thousands of American GI’s returned home from Europe with years of lager drinking experiences after World War I and World War II. Yet while it was Narragansett’s award-winning lager that helped propel the brand to the status of the #1 beer in New England by the late 1940’s, the ales continued to be a valuable part of the ‘Gansett portfolio well into the 1970’s.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Well the can is a nice blue color. Fizzy but a deep yellow color with a good head. Aroma is light grapefruit but corn malt tides in. Mild sweet and grass taste. As a cheap beer it suits me fine.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Nose is kind of like a pale mixed with poo. Head is loose and white. color is straw, maybe slightly hazy. Carbonation seems to be reasonable. 16 oz tallboy, oh yeah! Taste is a bit muted, more like some macro swill. These days just saying "people used to love are beer isn’t enough" the consumer wants more. These guys are living in a dream world... I mean there’s a surfer on the front... I don’t think I’ll be seeing any surfers in Rochester anytime soon.... maybe surfing the snow. Grow some balls and some spine, and make a better brew. Quit trying to ride out the Narragansett name. On the opposite end of the spectrum, these guys are brewing something that would be extremely hard for any brewer except for the commercial breweries. If I owned this label, I would take bud head on. Its just different enough for the macro swill morons to take on. This garbage deserves to be $8 a 12 Pk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Can poured into snifter. Summer time is probably the worst season for beer, well at least till the end of July when pumpkins start hitting the shelves (which seems very odd). This one has some good hop qualities and isn’t terrible to drink. Not filling and could be labeled a session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Good can, clear citrine beer with a clingy/fluffy white head. Fresh cascade hop, golden APA aroma with lemon, though it has the occasional sulphurous note. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lemony. Generally pretty refreshing, though unremarkable. Silky mouthfeel, medium body, lemon zest/pith aftertaste. ABC Likkas, Betton.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2012
The aroma is fruit, citrus. The appearance is gold, white head. The flavor is fruit, citrus, some noble hops, and light skunk. The finish is citrus, and a wierd noble hop. Medium in body, lots of carbonation. Decent overall. The aroma is nicer than the flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grass and citrus. Taste is sweet and tart. Light mouth feel, slick texture with some stickiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Faint citrus aroma, almost like wheat ale or kolsch. Clear yellow, moderately bubbly affair. Moderately hoppy with a dulled sweetness. Unfortunately some metallic elements as well. Light bodied for easy summer porch and beach drinking. A laid back lighter pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
Tap @ House of Brews, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is pale yellow. Aroma and taste are crisp clean hops, citrus and malt. Light and sweet with a pleasant bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Can. Pours a clean bright yellowish gold color with a big white foamy head. Nose is light straw and grass with some honey sweetness. Palate is crisp and refreshing with a light film lingering. Flavors of grass and lemon with light straw notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2670) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Ok aroma, grassy grainy. Little sourdough, grass, little hop bite, maybe call grapefruit. Clean orange gold color, ok head, faded quick, little to no lace. Bitter flavor. Light body, smooth mouthfeel, smooth dry finish. Meh, not much to get excited about. Tad better flavor than regular.


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