3rd Anniversary Double IPA - Port Brewing
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Reviews by scottoale:
4/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml. bomber with a great looking, surf inspired label (as was last years). Poured into a chalice a slightly hazed amber gold, with just under a 1/2" of off-white floamy head. A bit mild on the carbonation, but not lax by any means, with decent head retention. On tap at the brewery it was a bit fizzier...on cask it was much less than in the bottle.
The nose is fairly sweet and fruity with a citrusy orange into grapefruit and back into orange and some bisquity maltness. As it warms however, the alcohol begins to take over and definetly lets you know it's a healthy 10% ABV, if not more. The taste is carbon copy of the smell with a mostly sweet orange flavor standing out fot the most part. I wasn't getting the much more pronounced hoppiness of last years Anny brew, which had a noticable piney resinous slap to it. This brew tasting a fair bit stronger and far less hoppy than last years, didn't seem as much like an IPA, much less a IIPA in comparison...honestly more like an American Strong Ale too me. Still tasting good with maltiness and high alcohol, I prefer last years Anny to this one.
Well balanced and a pretty hefty body lend a good full mouthfeel and good drinkabilty, but go easy on this stuff or it will put the hurt on you (potency wise). The first pint I tried of this was on tap which I consumed quickly before it had a chance to really warm...would have never guessed this brew was 10% ABV till I saw it on the bottles labels. Good stuff for an Anniversary Ale, enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2009 10:37:55 | More by scottoale
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4.25/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz. bomber: this one pours a clear, golden color. There was a good bit of an off-white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Nice strong hop aroma. Pine with some grapefruit. Nice taste. Good strong hop bite, with some malt sweetness in the background. Bitter taste is resinous pine with some grapefruit. A good beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2011 20:22:18 | More by Boto
3rd Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.