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3rd Anniversary Double IPA - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-11-2009)
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Reviews by scottoale:
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scottoale

California

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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3rd Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.