Narragansett Summer Ale

I know, it seems like my stash from my trip to Massachusetts is never ending. Well, I think I’m a little over halfway through. This was a brew that I actually bought a six-pack of. I tore through the first five without a problem. I really enjoyed it while I was grilling or watching a baseball game. Since I’m watching the Yankees game, what better time to crack this one open.

ABV: 4.2%

Style: American Blonde Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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. Winner of the Silver Medal in the 2011 World Beer Championships!”

Random: So, Jaromir Jagr just agreed to a one year deal with the Flyers. Interesting…

The brew poured with a two finger pure white head that was fluffier than I thought it was going to be (the first 5, I drank out of the can). It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with lots of active carbonation. On the nose, I got a hint of hops and a little bit of a floral scent. On the taste, I get a bit of hoppiness, mostly pine, on the outset. The body was a bit thicker than I remembered, but still goes well with the flavors. As it warms, it was also a little bit buttery. The carbonation was pretty active and it went really well with being a summer beer. This is definitely a beer in my wheelhouse. It was easy to drink with a quick finish and I could throw them back with no problem. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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