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5th Anniversary Double IPA - Port Brewing

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5th Anniversary Double IPA5th Anniversary Double IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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 05-14-2011)
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hopfacebrew

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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber this afternoon, no date, no idea of freshness but I'm a fan of Port so here we go! Poured to a pint glass the beer pours a cloudy orange copper color with a nice 2 finger white head with supreme retention and gobs of lacing throughout. A good amount of particles in the beer, though. The nose is nice and hoppy, very hoppy. The caramel malt base is quickly engulfed by citrus and piney tones: orange, tangerine, grapefruit, etc. The flavor is very much the same with an initial caramel sweet malt character that is immediately engulfed by the hops. The bitterness builds to the point of being overly bitter, which is a little over the top to the point of unbalanced, for me. A lot of hop resins. Good flavor aside from the extreme bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter with a detectable heat lingering on the tongue. Full bodied and well carbonated. Overall, a good beer, but I found the bitterness to be too much, really. I would prefer a more balanced DIPA. Still a treat, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 13:07:24 | More by hopfacebrew
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5th Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.