High Tide Fresh Hop IPA - Port Brewing
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Reviews by Callenak:
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I've been seeing quite a few of the same Port/Lost Abbey beers for the past month or two but have only stumbled across bottles of this at one place. Was surprised to see it so picked up a couple bottles, then went over to Lost Abbey and tried it on tap. The bottles of it cost about a dollar more than Old Viscosity and Wipeout.
Pours a nice golden, pale with a fluffy head. A heavy amount of carbonation but it's good with it. Helps bring out that wet hop bouquet, and oh boy what a bouquet. Beautiful nose, those fresh hops really shine through. Rich and juicy, I wish I could eat it. Very citrus hops. Dont really pick up on any earthy or piney noble hops. I'd be really curious on their hop bill.
Taste matches the smell. Upfront with a grapefruit blast. What I like in an IPA, loads of hop flavor and aroma but doesn't leave a bitter taste in your mouth. It finishes with a mild sweetness that blends well with the hops. A very mild and enjoyable alcohol presence.
Normal body for a west coast IPA with a perfect amount of tingly carbonation.
I could definitely make it a habit to drink this one. In my opinion, much better than Wipeout which I haven't been to impressed with. This is a great example of an IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
12-04-2006 23:04:50 | More by Callenak
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hazy light orange hue. Enormous white head that hangs around. Aroma is citrusy and clean-smelling. Taste isn't as fresh as I hoped - granted, I'm several months late. Slightly piney, some citrus, mostly just subdued except for bitter finish. Mouthfeel is bubbly and sharp, crisp. Wish I got it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2014 15:14:52 | More by QueerBeer
4.69/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The first time I ever tried it on tap, I fell in love. It's hard to find (especially off season) on the east coast, but I literally look for it every time I go to the packie. So fresh tasting with a strong hoppy flavor but surprisingly light. Obviously better on tap in season but it doesn't fail to satisfy year round.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 02:07:53 | More by Emdaunt
High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
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