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Portland Brewing IPA - Portland Brewing Company

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Portland Brewing IPAPortland Brewing IPA

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77
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vkv822 on 04-25-2013)
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Brenden

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.
The body is medium and crisp, though it wears a little thin as it goes. Crispness doesn't have quite enough bite to keep up. A little smoothness pulls through sporadically.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 15:07:20 | More by Brenden
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Dark orangey amber color in the wine tumbler. Plenty of foam that lasts well. Quite attractive and the mouthfeel is spritzy and full. Not much of an aroma for a hoppy beer.

Some hints of malty sweetness, but briefly. This is the classic bitter IPA. This has the bitter, burnt biscuit taste. It even has that baking powder astringency. A nutty sweet flavor almost saves it, but then the hop machine rolls over everything. Some modest aromatic notes, but mostly it's just bitter.

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Clear amber with two fingers of off white head. Average lacing. Head lasts about five minutes.
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Too much pine resin effect for my tastes in a NWIPA. I like them toward the floral or fruity direction.
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77 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.