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10th Anniversary Imperial IPA - Port Brewing

10th Anniversary Imperial IPA
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%


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:
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(Beer added by: mhaugo on 07-02-2013)
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

tap

Pours a hazy deep gold with a fine white head that retains indefinitely at about a quarter inch.

Light citrus hop aroma with some honey.

Rich honey flavor over a light floral hoppiness with some grapefruit and caramel, not too bitter.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Very good strong ale which hides its strength well and comes across as smooth and drinkable. Good flavor and aroma and worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 23:13:30 | More by Cylinsier
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oberon

North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial pint glass a honey tinged golden with a large blooming over flowing white head,way to much head from a pretty gentle pour.Aromas are somewhat boozy with overripe tropical fruits and a tinge of peppery spice.Again booze plays a big role on the palate providing hefty sweetness to go along with some sweet dough,tropical fruit-like hops with a little pine resin thrown in as well,Iam still picking up just a hint of pepper.A little let down by this beer,I have really liked all of the Port beers I have had but this to me is just a little to alcoholic and sweet,still not awful by any means.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 22:38:28 | More by oberon
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superspak

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/7/2013. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a 3 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of pineapple, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, pine resin, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, sticky, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very crisp and smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 07:10:47 | More by superspak
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

half finger head with some lacing on a murky golden with orange hues body. Aroma is full and very good with citrus including tangerine, orange. Fairly tangy. The flavor is heavily weighted towards tart mandarin orange and grapefruit, pine resin, some pale malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. From my memory, I think this one is one of the better ones of the anniversary IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 01:24:08 | More by kylehay2004
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raynmoon

California

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottled 5/7/13

a: slightly hazy orange, slightly gold color.

s: light tropical notes, heavier orange and tangerine citrus notes. Some sweet sugar.

t: not much hop flavor on the front end, some light tangerine falvors on the middle and a decent bitterness on the back end that lingers.

m: very light carbonation on the tongue, no tingles from the bubbles.

overall, not that great, similar to mongo, but mongo is better, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 05:39:57 | More by raynmoon
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think I have the right beer. Bottle dated 4/26/13. Great look and aroma. But the alcohol disrupts the hop flavors. I enjoyed it but had enough. I'm a HUGE Port Brewing fan. The Carlsbad location is one of my favorite establishments on earth. But I wasn't as big a fan of this brew. Maybe it was the path to my palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 23:08:36 | More by GJ40
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mhaugo

California

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce pour into a shaker glass.
Appearance: Deeply oiled oak, perfectly clear, but the alcohol quickly kills off the head.
Smell: Sweet, freshly cut mandarin oranges, spiked with a half a scoop of powered Tang.
Taste: Beautiful grapefruit juice. Pressed without even taking the time to remove the peel. Lingering bitterness from the pith.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and a light carbonation. A touch of warmth from the alcohol.
Overall: I’m finding it difficult to over-review this beer. It’s a pretty straightforward, easy to drink, mind-numbing imperial IPA. Very little complexity to note, but a perfect celebration of ten years of Pizza Port. I can think of no better way for them to commemorate a decade of amazing beers. Well done and congratulations.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Pizza Port San Clemente, 301 N El Camino Real, San Clemente

07-02-2013 05:22:55 | More by mhaugo
10th Anniversary Imperial IPA from Port Brewing
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