Anniversary Ale - Port Brewing
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Reviews by neurobot01:
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
This seems to be the same beer as the 7th Anniversary Double IPA, but from the bottle, will be a yearly release in May.
Poured at fridge temp from a 22oz bottle dated 4/8/14 into an IPA glass.
Look: beautiful translucent orange-tinged yellow, with an aggressive 1"+ head that leaves decent lacing.
Smell: definitely get the citra, along with a little sweet note. A little one-dimensional.
Taste: an explosion of sweet citrus, followed by a grassy/piney bitterness. A little bit of malt sweetness backs up the hops.
Feel: on the full side of medium, with plenty of carbonation; nice and slick.
Overall: this is a really solid IIPA. You have to be in the mood for a mouth full of hops, but if you are, this should fit the bill nicely.
05-07-2014 04:09:10 | More by neurobot01
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4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine one finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Rich aroma of caramel malt, tropical fruit, lighter citrus and citrus hops. Flavor is caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, finishes with high octane resiny pine and citrus hop bitterness, warming. Very pleasant creamy body. An intense but balanced IIPA, there is a bit of booziness in the finish, but it is accompanied by great hop flavors. Port has shown they can produce tasty IPAs and this is one of them. This bottle is now about two months old and still has great hop character. I came back to add a bit to the taste points after my first glass, chalk it up to the high ABV talking, but this ale tasted great with every sip.
06-29-2014 03:28:21 | More by LiquidAmber
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
Appearance: Murky golden orange color. Huge head of about three fingers on the pour which settled but was present while drinking. Sticky random lacing left on the sides of the glass. On the lower side of active carbonation for the style.
Smell: Potent bite of heavy pine on the front. Tropical citrus fruits with accents of mango, pineapple, kiwi, and tangerines make up the body. Pepper, spices, and caramel malt rounds out the aroma.
Taste: Medium bodied pine and peppery spices greet the palate. Kiwis, mangos, salt water taffy, and grapefruit highlight the body. Soft fruits come mid palate and really pull this IPA together and are recognized from other Port DIPAs (Hop 15). Sweet malt finish with some light lingering pine.
Mouthfeel: Great contrasts of heavy pine and sweet soft fruits. Dryness on the finish is crisp and clean. Carbonation is perfectly integrated.
Overall: Another outstanding offering from Port. This one is massively complex with contrasting tones which are welcome. This and Hop 15 may be two of the most underrated DIPAs on the market.
05-17-2014 02:05:35 | More by KFBR392
Anniversary Ale from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.