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Portland Brewing IPA - Portland Brewing Company

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Portland Brewing IPAPortland Brewing IPA

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 72
Avg: 3.33
pDev: 41.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: vkv822 on 04-25-2013

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This IPA is on the darker end of the range, a clear orange-bronze. It forms a creamy off-white head up to almost three fingers initially. It falls slowly, sitting dense and rocky and finally dropping to a hard half-finger and never past. Webbing is left from where the head's fallen at its height to the top of the beer, then leaves one of the thickest rings I've seen where it's settled.
Beyond that, it leaves some pretty nice patching.
There's a nice pine and earth to the aroma. Interestingly, while I don't think any English varietal is used, there's definitely a metallic note. Something herbal and mildly biscuity makes for a pretty complete beer overall.
The taste follows suit well, some raw, resinous pine and pith, citrus rind, and a light combination of biscuit and caramel letting hops take over. The metallic and herbal notes carry through underneath and into a lingering finish.
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Pours a thin head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is mild grain with some honey.
The taste is mild pine bitter with some honey sweet.
The texture is crisp.
It's not bad, just not too interesting.

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Spent a month in Oregon. I tried a handful of local beers and this was by far the best.

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Smell is floral and earthy hops with some grain husks.
Taste is big on pine bitterness that all but masks the more fruity hop character. Malts are about right for the style. A light hint of chocolate a bit toward the dark or slightly burnt flavor.
Too much pine resin effect for my tastes in a NWIPA. I like them toward the floral or fruity direction.
Mouthfeel was full with just enough carbonation to give some spice toward the end.
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Portland Brewing IPA from Portland Brewing Company
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