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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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BA SCORE
91
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889 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 889
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 62
Gots: 35 | 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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cerveza5150

California

4.68/5  rDev +15.3%

I had high hopes for this one, given that it was over $5.50 for a 22oz'er.

Appearance is pretty darn good. The color is a bit pale and thing, but the head is awesome and follows the brew all the way down the glass.

The smell and taste are incredible; you can actually smell the cut, fresh hops. I've had Sierra Nevadas versions of Fresh Hop Ale, but I think this one beats any of those over the head. The taste of the hops is unique and the malt helps stabilize the overall experience.

This isn't one for those who don't like hops. It's also not for anyone looking for a cheap, quick beer. This is an ale. Tried and true.

November Update: After quaffing this for awhile now, I had to reup the ratings a tad. This is really one fine fresh hop ale. Infact, I think this sets the standard.

10-08-2008 22:14:17 | More by cerveza5150
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%

Appearance – This chunky yellowish-orange IPA has a modest head that lingered well.

Smell – The hops were are crisp but not overpowering. They are fruitier than anything else. The malt is light as well and a bit grainy.

Taste – Ah, this one picks things up at the taste. The grapefruit is sweet and really takes control, pushing the light grain into the background and providing a peep hole for the liquid malts and candy sugars.

Mouthfeel – This is just shy of medium-bodied with some sprightly carbonation and a creamy base.

Drinkability – This went down well enough although it’s not a heavy hitter like some of Pizza Port’s other beers.

12-28-2006 04:24:16 | More by RoyalT
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-06-2011 04:53:56 | More by Schlais
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bottle from blitheringidiot, delivered to me via autumnaldave....thanks guys you both rock!! Pours into my glass a nice bright orange hue with a small creamy white head on top. Looks pretty nice in the glass. Aromas start off with sweet caramel that's quickly met by a blast of fruity, citrusy, almost tropical hops. Green, fresh and vibrant.

First sip brings a mellow caramel maltiness along with a slight breadiness as well. Quickly followed up by a blast of herbal citric hops that have a tropical fruit twang. Grapefruit is prevalent as well as some spiciness. Solid bitterness hits on the back of the palate as the brew finishes with a touch of dryness. A tasty fresh hop IPA to be had here.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Easy to drink with plenty of carbonation. A solid fresh hop brew from Pizza Port. It doesn't blow me away like some of their stuff, but it's definetly a solid IPA and a tasty treat that I was lucky enough to have the chance to sample.

03-01-2007 04:39:36 | More by orbitalr0x
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NWer

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottle dated 9/21/11
Interestingly light colored, clear, foamy, effervescent. Bubbles persist receding slowly leaving nice lace.
Pleasantly bitter. Great hop feel. Citrus notes.
A very enjoyable fresh hop beer from one of the great California breweries.
Always fun to see this show up on the shelf each Fall.

10-19-2011 20:27:29 | More by NWer
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andyfrancis

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured into a stemless wine glass.

Hazy gold-amber with a clumpy white head that looks like frothy steamed milk on a latte.

Smells wet and grassy, some tart citrus too.

A little bit watery up front. Green grass and piney burn. Booze is present, but not overbearing. Some lingering grass/pine oil bitterness.

Nice enough fresh IPA. I wouldn't choose it over many of my year-round, go-to IPAs but would definitely have a pint or 3 of this each season.

11-10-2013 20:46:50 | More by andyfrancis
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-07-2012 19:22:38 | More by warnerry
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light golden yellow with a frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is strong bright fruity piney hops with a touch of bready malts in the background.

The flavor is all hops - it is strong resiney tarry bitter hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft watery carbonation.

Overall, I remember liking this better the first time I had it. This one is an unbalanced hop bomb - which is fine, but I'm not caring for the hop flavors as much this time around. I remember it tasting fruitier and pinier.

12-05-2008 23:13:18 | More by Beaver13
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a straw yellow into my Allagash tulip.

The head forms rapidly thick fluffy white and very sticky clinging to the glasses edge.

The aroma is wonderful, floral and citrus hops. This aroma of the hops is top notch. I keep my nose out of it.

The taste is pungent hops. It starts with a slight carbonation on the tongue that almost numbs the mouth. The mix of floral and citrus hop tastes comes and abrutly finishes with a bitterness you might not expect. This bitter also reveals a earthy hop flavor.

I love the beginig taste of this beer but the bitter is a little off but still a great beer one I will look for again

11-06-2011 23:56:47 | More by bishopdc0
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-15-2014 19:06:23 | More by Doomcifer
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-31-2013 23:40:14 | More by Beerswag
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2014 03:27:52 | More by megamass
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Billolick

New York

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Bomber for $6.70 from Spirit Haus in Amherst MA. No freshness info to be had. Pours lighter, hazed, soft yellowy amber, nice, larger head, stays much better then well, leaves plenty of super sticky lace, froth and sheeting. Impressive look to this one. Up front citrusy nose, grapefruit, lemons, flowery hop goodness. Simply delicious SD style IPA. Waves of grapefruit, flowery hop tastyness. Crisp, fresh hop crunching. Love the style, bring on the spiced up/BBQ foods. Label says brewed in the fall. I'd love to know how fresh this bottle was. Mighty tasty stuff. Highly recommended. Thinking about how I can get a few more bottles

04-06-2010 02:08:15 | More by Billolick
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2013 05:07:32 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-16-2013 01:24:59 | More by aquazr1
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badbeer

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Light gold color with a white head leaving good lacing and has pretty good retention. Aroma is mostly of pine, but there are some floral, earthy aromas as well and a bit of grapefruit. Some citrus flavors, but I seem to get a fairly large amount of earthy flavors. Lighter than medium carbonation with a medium body. Pretty good stuff.

12-27-2008 23:51:54 | More by badbeer
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-26-2011 05:32:01 | More by GarrettB714
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Bottle courtesy of blitheringidiot who scored some when he was working out West. The appearance is a little clear for an IPA but it is a West Coast Hop bomb. Not much carbonation. The hops is all that I taste and smell but I am a hophead so I enjoyed it. I like this beer better than the Wipeout bottles.

Cheers.

12-11-2006 00:22:57 | More by SkinnyElvis
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magictrokini

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

Yesss. Love this one. Gold pour with a big white head. It says it is "fresh hopped" and you can really taste the difference. Lots of orange, grapefruit, and pine, without the stickiness or resin tastes. Not that I don't like the resin, but this just has a cleaner taste. Very, very good.

12-11-2008 00:23:39 | More by magictrokini
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a light yellow with a big pillowy white head. Nose is Freah and sweet, a bit malty and grassy.

Taste is really fresh an crisp it's Smooth and a bit harsh but good. Mouthfeel is light and sharp. Overall quite good.

11-05-2010 18:14:55 | More by kingcrowing
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ironlung

California

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

On-tap @ Hollingsheads(first draw from new keg Mike's pour)

A: Pure Honey looks like a hefe! Standard hollingshead 2-finger head.

S: Can't smell this one at all mabye its the "dirty" brand jalapeño chips were eating.

T: So good!!! Nice creamy hops(if that makes sense) the malt choice in this makes it stand out more than the sierra fresh hops IMO.

M: Crisp/wet hops.

D: Very High, no wonder the employees @ high times horded this one last year (only let me buy 1 bottle).

10-14-2008 22:24:01 | More by ironlung
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ehammond1


4/5  rDev -1.5%

On Tap

Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Light golden and yellow with a stiff near-white head. Lines of lacing left down the glass.

As expected, the aroma is quite hoppy and focuses on citrus: lots of grapefruit and orange. There's a hint of pale or crystal malt, but this is certainly hop-forward. There's also some grassy aromas peeking through as well.

A very floral and grassy hop flavor with a mild citrus behind it. Simple, yet obviously fresh, and incredibly tasty.

Disappearing, crisp, medium mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable.

A wonderful, refreshing, drinkable, tasty fresh hop IPA.

09-30-2011 15:27:26 | More by ehammond1
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-13-2013 22:03:59 | More by doremite
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-15-2013 15:08:20 | More by ryser2k
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2014 23:52:17 | More by Seattle_Suds
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High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
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