7th Anniversary Double IPA - Port Brewing
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Reviews by Ego:
3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
o copper mine pub, may I compare thee to a may day ?
murky golden straw with orange glow, every once in a while a carbo bubble catches a hitch up the brew careening toward the head, what head there was calmed quite quickly but was not a total disappearing act... in fact it clings to the glass like a cicada to a tree, this leaves a definite trail of sips traveled past all over the glass, and legs are shown as well, a nice looking brew
all the hops make themselves known, you have the grapfruit/lemony tang in there, the green floral "herbal" tones, the skunk weed notes, this smells fresh as hand crushed hops shoved in your nose, the strange thing is that it does not overload or kill ya, everything is there at the table to be enjoyed, nothing off putting whatsoever, the predominant hop tone I am getting is the more green variety of flavor but it seems to shift between the varieties depending on my schnozzola, yum tastic-o
wow, this is going to take a minute...
the first sip is as delicate as a mike tyson upper cut (in his prime of course), bitter city... woaa..
getting slowly used to this but man this really is close to nearly astringent, the malts do not stand a chance here, not by a long shot.
you experience (after the bitter Abomb in your mouth) all the hop varieties just as in the nose, and again (like the nose) the green flavor of fresh hops seems the most prevalent.
the ABV definitely is a player here, nothing is subtle in this brew.
now that I am slightly atuned here, this is what goes on for this beer drinker....
initially grapefruit/juicy fruit tone with first wave of massive bitterness which then gives way to a more floral taste then the second wave of massive bitterness hits, in its wake is a flavor of ground up green hops laying in your mouth... and the bitterness and green lingers for quite some time which also then gives you time to feel the warming happening in your now hopified stomach.
weight wise this drinks light medium but damn if you are paying any attention to that aspect... jeez, the carbonation is lightly prickly which helps...
this almost reminds me of eating really goddamn hot chile peppers (bhut jolika anyone ?).. on one hand you are like
"wtf am I doing"
on the other hand you think
"I kind of enjoy this"
am I a beer sadist ? maybe some days I suppose, this beer really is close to the barrier for me, it teeters on not being enjoyable but yet getting smacked in the noggin from time to time is a good thing. I only recommend this for serious hop freaks, there are way more balanced DIPAs out there.. but for a complete hop bomb / destroy your mouth... this is pretty damn good
Serving type: growler
05-26-2013 04:48:01 | More by Ego
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3.9/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First of all, the label's in this anniversary series from what I could tell are all the same. Took me a while to figure out what year this was. Genius...
A - Pours a deep orange, slightly amber with an off-white two finger head. Great retention and lacing.
S - Orange peel, pine, bitterness, hoppy and a slight sweetness.
T - A good mix of citrus, orange peel and pine hops. Nice lingering bitterness finish.
M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Sticky, dry finish.
O - Even though the bottle date was 5/7/2013, this beer still delivers. And it was probably even better fresh.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 18:33:48 | More by cvm4
7th Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.