squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 The Rate Beer score on this beer is oddly low. For the style it was at the top of its class for summer ales available in CT in 2011 and should prove an even bigger hit having tried the 2012. I manage a wine/beer store where we specialize in anything non-macro/mainstream and get first hand feedback on just about everything beerwise in this state whether or not we sell it. Narragansett Summer is wildly popular. We can’t keep it in stock. Beer reps from other companies buy it in multiple case drops for personal consumption.
The 2011: 16oz can; very fresh; light gold; even, white, low head; very light citrus and hay/grass aromas; light and dry yet smooth and creamy on the edges. An instant favorite for almost everyone I know. 3.8 for the 2011.Can’t wait for next year’s.
The 2012: 16oz can cold off the presses. I was startled to taste an even better, yet true to its original form, version of last year’s work of near perfection. Read about the 2011 above and add the following list of diminutive augmentations: Just a weensy bit more body. A teensy bit more length on the finish. Possibly just slightly dryer. A tad bit brighter. Its greatest departure from last year is the decidedly more pillowy and persistent head. Tough to make a better summer ale than this. BRAVO Narragansett. 4.2 for the 2012
AlainG (1650) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blonde dorée ayant une mousse capitonnée. Un nez très faible de malt et de miel commun. Un goût commercial, sans personnalité. Malté, légèrement amer. Ni déplaisant. Ni étonnant. Effervescence affirmée. Ça convient pour une de ces dernières journées chaudes. (1586-160915)
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
not going to repeat a rating when i sign in and the system wants me to sign in again after i make the rating
merc7186 (2715) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Mild Corn, Mild Sweet Malts
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Dry Yeast, Mild Sweet Lemon
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
jrodooo5 (1342) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh, is it really an American pale? Pours surprisingly well - a very nice golden color w/ a white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is weak as its mainly bready & malty. Taste is quite boring w/ only a hint at bitterness at the very end. There’s not a whole lot of summer about it either other than the lack of flavor! Not very good!
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, golden and bubbly, nice big head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of grass, citrus hops and bread, quite earthy. Taste is sweet, bready, some hop notes. Easy to drink, good summer beer; not bad.
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber from a can, like apple juice. Aroma is nothing to speak of, although I have a lingering cold. However, I had a Ballast Habanero Sculpin tonight and that aroma came through. Flavor is a light, slightly apple malt with some floral hops in there, with a dose of something metallic. Okay beer.
e303 (283) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking session pale. Crackery malt and citra hops make a nice pair. The citrus is really more of a hint than a smack. Good beer.
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mile (3577) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and bread, faint butter and light - some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread, light fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish , light caramel and bread, faint butter with light citrus hoppyness. (Session) "IPA" with caramel and faint notes of butter.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, crisp, clean and easy drinking pale ale with hints of citrus. Seems more like it should go under "American Pale Ale" than Session IPA since it’s not really trying to be that aggressive but what do I know.
Ron (3178) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Poured a foamy head that disapated to a thin ring. The aroma is of light citrus. The appearance is gold. The flavor is fruit, citrus, some noble hops, metallic and light skunk. Medium in body, lots of carbonation. Decent overall. The aroma is nicer than the flavor.