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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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1,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 68
Gots: 60 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ouncer into a tulip

Hazy straw with a 1/2 inch head. Aroma has tons of mango and passonfruit with a little bit of fresh cut grass; no malt aromas. Flavors are grassy with a slight pine character and a very clean bitterness. Mouthfeel is relatively light for an IPA and the finish is very dry which is amplified by the bitterness.

Overall, an awesome fruity aroma accompanies a classic example of a West Coast IPA.

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I must say, this is the first time I have been disappointed by an IPA from Port Brewing, and I suspect that I got a bad bottle. The aroma was nonchalant, to say the least, hardly the fruity hop wave I expected. The pour was the next clue something was amiss. It was instant foam from the moment the liquid hit the glass, no matter how slowly I poured, and at whichever angle. I tried multiple glasses and was finally able to get a decent amount of drinkable beer in a Sam Adams glass. The head of foam was akin to marshmallow and hardly dissipated over time. The lacing would be better described as a coating on the inside of the glass. As for the taste, it was bitter, which I tend to favor, however it was bitterness without nuance, and the after-taste was sharp and off-putting. I am going to assume something went wrong somewhere along the way with this bottle, as I have always been impressed by any other Port entry. I will give this IPA another try.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

A- Great! Hazy gold body, very thick frothy white head with lots of retention, tons of sticky lacing. Little uniformed carb, if I caught more this would be a perfect 5.0

S- Very aromatic and tropical. Mango/pineapple, grassy hops, a bit of pine, light citrus, bready and malty! You can really dig into the nose on this one.

T- Quick sweet malt forward, very nice grassy hop, tropical fruit backbone (mango and pineapple), some citrus followed by a piney dry hop finish. Excellent transition with taste that does not bottom out the more you sip. Nice hoppiness from start to finish.

MF- Medium-thick body, dry... Medium-sharp carb, warms as it opens but not overwhelming. Very chewy hop-wise as you get through more of the glass. Flavor likes to hug the palate!

O- Solid IPA, nothing I would go out of my way for, but worth a second try! Give it a shot if you haven't got around to this IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Usually I'm fixated on the smell of a bottle once I pop the cap but the look of this beer just consumed me. At first almost pilsnerish in the glass with a raging 2 and a half inch rocky head, inside the medium yellow body a fine beading super storm raged everywhere. The pure white foam stuck everywhere too.
In the mouth there was a quick lightness leading to a firm husky straw penetrating bitterness of great length. Some uncompromising rubber band in there as well.Intense but not extreme, this would make a wicked apertif. More potent than the ABV would suggest as well.

This would make a super beach sipper-hence the label.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. Got this as an extra, not sure how fresh it will be.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a finger of fluffy white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Bready malt with a slight fruity sweetness and some herbal hops.

Taste: This beer is a bit malt forward up front, there are some bread notes. The citrus peel hop bitterness shows up to the party and amps up through the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer is pretty good, but slightly boring. It may have not been at its absolute prime. I would try it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.