6th Anniversary Double IPA - Port Brewing
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4.21/5 rDev +5.3%
Pours a tawny gold, hazy and doesn't form alot of head yet manages to leave an attractive ring of lacing behind. Retention is basically none since there was no head to begin with.
Hops dominate but beneath lies a steady honey dipped grain and caramel malt backbone. Tropical hops of mangoes, papaya, sweet pineapple with some stock pine and red citrus. Floral yet very sweet with a tinge of alcohol.
Ample malt comes in with a tight bready and honey profile some sweetening molasses and caramel sneak in before a blast of citrus and piney hops, the aftertaste is a very pungent pine that balances the sweetness of the malt and alcohol barely detectable on the back end as the beer dries with a big pine note.
Average body weighed down by the yeast. Moderate and appropriate carbonation, the sweetness hides the alcohol and the hops balance nicely. Dries well.
Really good DIPA to satisfy the hop fix. A bit heavy and dank for the summer but made for San Diego where the May and June months are kept under a cloud and temperatures moderate. Tropical and robust come to mind with this brew.
Like Port's Mongo but it hides it's alcohol better. The sweetness might be overwhelming for some but drunk chilled, it balances out the hops in an ideal manner. Fruity and tropical aroma that translates somewhat into the taste. Overall a great DIPA and one to revisit annually.
06-12-2013 02:36:21 | More by rawfish
4.55/5 rDev +13.8%
Great DIPA. I can't say i've ever had an IPA as intensely fruity as this one. Love it. Looks like hazy dull orange with a solid head. Strong smells of tropical fruit, papaya, mango, pineapple, orange, citrus, and sweetness. Tastes just like it smells. Intensely fruity hop flavor plays along with a solid but not overbearing biscuity maltiness. Intense flavors of orange, papaya, sweet mangos, and a nice zesty bitterness with very little pine flavor. Massively fruity but not too much. Sometimes I thought it was orange juice. Mouthfeel was good with a medium to heavier body and medium carbonation. Alcohol was very well hidden at a whopping 10%.
I think this is a very unique DIPA because of the immense fruit hoppiness. The price was good and is very fresh. I loved this one and will be buying a few more. I'm actually kinda curious to see what happens to all the fruit flavors as it ages a while. Mad scientist mode...
05-31-2013 18:05:43 | More by SnowFlowMfg
3.79/5 rDev -5.3%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Orangish copper, quite hazy, and has some floaters amidst the modest carbonation. Forms a half-finger creamy white head.
S: Bready sweet malts, orange citrus, grassy and flowery hops.
T: Bitter grapefruit hops, sweet caramelized bready malts, some booziness, and some sweet flavor I can't quite place.
M: Heavy-bodied, carbonation on the low side, and the alcohol is quite noticeable but not obnoxious.
O: I'm torn about this one. A friend brought this one over and we decided to drink it, but it's now a year old. I suspect it held up fairly well given the ABV, but the hoppiness has fallen out some, I'm sure. As it is, a fairly forgettable DIPA. No particular faults, but the barleywine aspects have come to the forefront.
04-29-2013 01:38:11 | More by macrosmatic
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
Whilst at 2Bros Tap Room I split a bottle of Port Brewering's 6th Anniversary IPA with a good friend. The beer pours a cloudy copperish amber color with thin slightly off-white head that did not lace all that much. The scent was mostly malt with subtle backdrop of pine and citrus hops. The taste was a big power of bitter hops with strong malt background the pine and citrus come true. With every double monster IPA at 10% ABV the malt base generally dictates the taste of the beer. The mouthfeel was full body with subtle carbonation. Overall it was a good DIPA, but certainly not teh best I have had.
The beer was bottled in May-2012.
04-06-2013 01:36:19 | More by WoodBrew
4.46/5 rDev +11.5%
5/16/12 bottle I bought about a couple months ago at Grapevine Liquors in Denver, marked down from $8.99 to $5.99. "Great but fading fast now," said the main beer dude (Chris?). One of the things I like about this shop is they mark down big hoppy beers as they get older. Consumer sentiment is so in the nature of "gotta drink this within minutes of release or don't bother" that I guess he has no choice...
Anyhow I forgot I had it and so another couple months of alleged decline occurred before I noticed it in the back of the fridge last night and said "What the hell?"
Ratings are as noted, I'll just say that although the hop aroma may be a little muted the hop flavor is still big and piney with a little citrus lurking in the background; that the bready malt is right where I'd like it to be, present but not by any means "in balance" with the big hops, even after all this time, the alcohol at 10% is unnoticeable (in a blind tasting I'd probably have estimated it at about 7-7.5%) and that I'd drink all of this I could get at $5.99 a bottle if he still has any, which I don't believe he does.
A LOT of yeast settled to the bottom, ended up in my third pour (I use a little 25 cl Delirium Tremens taster glass on bombers and 750s, works out to 3 glasses each), no biggie to a homebrewer like me
Ten month old DIPAs, if marked down like this, may be my new thing.
03-30-2013 14:59:42 | More by southdenverhoo
4.46/5 rDev +11.5%
Pours a cloudy golden yellow - looks hearty. Easily two fingers of head at pour - creamy - retains the head well - a good layer of head remains on top even after a few minutes of settling. Smells of piney, floral hops and slightly bready. Taste is thick - head remains. Bitter piney hops up front stays strong but yields a slight caramel sweetness towards the back.
01-17-2013 01:29:16 | More by Oakenator
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
The orange amber colored body body looked very cloudy, and the head was creamy and craggy, and crowned above the rim of the tulip. The smell was subdued for the style, with a citric floral hop presence hidden under the thick foam. The taste was a good balance of citric and herbal hops and sweet and sticky malt. The beer lacked the in your face bitterness of the really good DIPAs, and instead provided a more laid back session. The body was quite thick for the style, starting approach on the Barleywine levels. This was a good beer, but I liked Mongo better as a DIPA.
01-13-2013 06:10:22 | More by rajendra82
6th Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.