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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
outstanding

990 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 65
Gots: 56 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

KnowYourCraft, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Casey3236, Nov 03, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

reebtaerG, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tastesogood, Nov 03, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

kudos200, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Lehighace06, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

22 ounce bomber poured into a hop tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an orange hazy color, nice white head with some incredible lacing. There is lots of head retention. I drank this beer in about 20 minutes and the head never really disappeared.

Smell: Big hop aroma on the nose, getting grapefruit, citrusy tropical aromas. Not picking up any alcohol on the nose.

Taste: Big grapefruit, bitter citrusy flavors pouring out of this beer, there is some piney residues on the flavor, bitterness lingers, not getting a big malt presence, no sweet malty flavors, the flavors blend really well. The alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Didn't get a big mouthfeel on this, medium mouthfeel, not thin, no alcohol burn, the beer's carbonation did not last long, this is probably the beer's poorest aspect.

Overall: Another winner from Port Brewing, I have had several of their IPAs and I have never been disappointed. This is an excellent version of a fresh hop IPA. Worth a try. The only disappointment is the carbonation faded really fast, leaving it flat at the end, I'm not sure if it's the beer or the hop tulip glass that burned the carbonation.

Catracho5, Nov 01, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass from a bomber. Bottled 10/2/14

Color is straw/orange with lots of bubbles creating a massive pillowy head with a sticky lacing.
Smells like fresh hops - great job of capturing the essence of the plant. Lots of citrus and grass with a hint of malt sweetness.
Flavor is floral, grassy hops with some orange rind. Carbonation is high and provides a bit of a bite before the lingering bitter finish.
Body is light/medium with a lot of carbonation.

Overall, a very good fresh hop IPA. I enjoyed the way the smell of the fresh hops was captured.

mr-jj, Nov 01, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -18.2%

Rybarra, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

jamesjmacdonald, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

liquorpig, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BreweryRun, Oct 29, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%

SoleBriety, Oct 29, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

KGalindo, Oct 29, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
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.

Shroud0fdoom, Oct 28, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -19.2%

Jefriedrichs, Oct 28, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

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BSW, Oct 26, 2014
High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.