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High Tide Fresh Hop IPA - Port Brewing

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High Tide Fresh Hop IPAHigh Tide Fresh Hop IPA

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very good

932 Ratings
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Ratings: 932
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 10-29-2006)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle from MisSigsFan Thank You!

Let's get into the beer since I've never had a brew from Port Brewing. This should be fun! Well for starters popping this bottle open and pouring it was a fun experience. I figured this was going to be a filtered brew...it isnt. That gave me a beer woody. Too many Brewers making clean beer gets boring after a while. I like to see real beer, unfiltered and raw! this pours a beautiful shade of light golden blonde opaque body with an incredible white soapy head. Looks fantastic sitting in my chalice.

Time to break the brew in with my nostrils. I hold it up and take a whiff, first hits with citric goodness (lemons and oranges), unripen mango with some floral lavender in the background. Smells like a watered down woman's perfume, that's not a bad thing. Next hits the snifter with some cut grass and pale malts making it sweet to the nose. Very nice!

Let's see where the flavor takes us! This is a raw hoppy journey that lives in the flavor. First hits the palate with that sticky citric hop goodness. That is rich and inviting for another gulp. Floral notes (lavender and grass) flourish in mid palate leaving hop resins to rest a bit. There is a subtle mango stone fruit underneath the sweetness of the brew. This has a weird finish. It's almost medicinal/soapy type of flavor that appears then fades to the dry bitterness. Lingering bitterness with a leafy tobacco, citric aftertaste. This IPA feels pretty good in the mouth....(Insert "She said" joke here). It's light bodied that has a tinge of some medium smoothness. Carbonation is on point.

Overall: This is an Outstanding brew for sure. One of the better "Fresh/Wet hopped IPAs on the market. This would get a better score if it were't for that weird medicinal flavor before the finish. Looks fan-freakin-tastic, smells and tastes outstanding and is balanced, IMO. all in all this brew is Recommended.

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just a lot of foam on the soft pour.... tried my best to keep it down, interrupting and pouring, etc.... light, billow-y..... slap-stick-y foam to the side of the glass..... I don't like that kind of stuff.
smells skunky in the bottle, urine/skunk in the glass,,,,, wondering what to think of this before I step in . . . . . very little carbonation. some bitterness; like someone else said- "gentler" than their others.... alright, I guess.... shoulda gone with the grapefruit sculpin 12 oz'er instead of this bomber.... gawd I hate bombers when it's not a great brew..... why don't they listen??
I guess it's alright. I mean I havent poured it down the drain yet. just gulping it to finish it and move on to the next one. not really enjoyable, but tolerable. did they forget to clean the vat out after making the Chronic????

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Had this last night. Very rich and hoppy! I'd say the Hop 15 was better but this was still a great beer from Port Brewing Co.

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High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
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