1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Portland Brewing IPA - Portland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Portland Brewing IPAPortland Brewing IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

48 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mkrass
mkrass

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-15-2014 02:34:33 | More by mkrass
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

05-21-2013 00:13:30 | More by LXIXME
Photo of Brenden
Brenden

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

08-01-2013 15:07:20 | More by Brenden
Photo of rfreed
rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-07-2013 22:50:19 | More by rfreed
Photo of Spikester
Spikester

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev 0%

Clear amber with two fingers of off white head. Average lacing. Head lasts about five minutes.
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.
Overall a decent IPA but maybe the more flavorful hops have faded as it has an enjoy by date of 11-14-13 about five weeks to go.

09-04-2013 06:47:49 | More by Spikester
Photo of Beardo
Beardo

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-17-2014 04:39:51 | More by Beardo
Photo of BayouBengal1537
BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

11-05-2013 03:20:05 | More by BayouBengal1537
Photo of ssimpson89
ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-12-2013 03:19:21 | More by ssimpson89
Photo of beer-thirty
beer-thirty

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-26-2013 17:36:20 | More by beer-thirty
Photo of vkv822
vkv822

Oregon

3.09/5  rDev -4.3%

12oz : into a SN IPA Glass

Clear amber with a thick, foamy off white head and nice lacing.

The hops are piney, earthy, spicy for the most part, but seems a bit subdued overall. Bready, lightly sweet malts. Lightly bitter finish.

Medium+ body with mild foamy carbonation.

An average IPA, it has potential, but I would have liked to see a more prominent hop profile.

04-25-2013 08:11:10 | More by vkv822
Photo of dcguitar
dcguitar

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-08-2013 14:21:44 | More by dcguitar
Photo of bumchilly25
bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

07-22-2014 02:43:30 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of KlayWey
KlayWey

Idaho

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-27-2014 01:13:01 | More by KlayWey
Photo of BeerNW
BeerNW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

11-21-2013 16:24:28 | More by BeerNW
Photo of Docrock
Docrock

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

10-17-2013 04:11:48 | More by Docrock
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

After half a glass this seems harsh and penitential. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Pioneer Market in La Conner.

04-30-2014 22:26:18 | More by mactrail
Photo of cherche
cherche

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-24-2014 02:51:04 | More by cherche
Photo of Bitter_Echo
Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-03-2013 20:30:27 | More by Bitter_Echo
Photo of Slay40
Slay40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-27-2013 22:31:15 | More by Slay40
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

3.39/5  rDev +5%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a respectable head that leaves some lacing behind

Smell: Sweet and almost cidery with a hint of pine underneath

Taste: Tastes like it smells with a growing bitterness building in the finish; the IBUs seem somewhat high but the taste is a bit too far off in a piney direction and slightly metallic, to boot

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I suspect that there are a lot of great IPAs coming out of Portland; this isn't one of them

08-23-2013 00:23:10 | More by brentk56
Photo of rkinney
rkinney

Washington

4/5  rDev +23.8%

05-23-2014 05:18:17 | More by rkinney
Photo of HarmonMW
HarmonMW

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-23-2013 18:21:35 | More by HarmonMW
Photo of snohojimbo
snohojimbo

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

02-19-2014 17:53:31 | More by snohojimbo
Photo of yancot
yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-29-2013 06:19:02 | More by yancot
Photo of WildV
WildV

Oregon

3/5  rDev -7.1%

08-16-2014 04:42:37 | More by WildV
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Portland Brewing IPA from Portland Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.