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Ways And Means - Port City Brewing

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 04-16-2014

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of ChadwickHines
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Fun beer, never had anything like it before to describe it

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at RFD, Washington, DC

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of orange citrus, which also contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA isn't that bitter but has a nice appearance and aromas of citrusy hops. It can be considered as sessionable.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nose of Rye, spice, sweet fruit, caramel, blood orange. Taste light sweet fruit juice, floral, rye, hops, light spice.

Photo of mkbeirne
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The rye works very nicely here. It gives the beer more mouthfeel than you typically find in a session IPA, which is definitely a plus.

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is a blend of citrus and rye. Taste is even better, great citrus flavor, hoppy with a touch of spice from the rye. This one rivals All Day as my favorite session. Well done Port City!

Photo of delta490
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-tinted amber with a nice creamy off-white head (about one finger's worth). the head has great retention and leaves nice thick lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is euqally well-done, with nice big orange citrus and pine hops notes dominating. The taste closely mirrors the aroma, with just enough of a malt back-bone to hold the whole thing up and cut some of the hops. Given its robust flavor and aroma, you'd expect a heavier bodied beer, but this one is surprisingly light, but not too thin. All in all, this is a big-flavor session ale.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA. The beer is cloudy and golden hued with a small white head. The aroma offers citrus and hops amidst a bready, malty body. Light bodied. Nice flavor. Easy drinking with minimal bitterness. Decent. A nice beer for a Spring day.

Photo of cjgiant
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: translucent golden with a nice head, decent lacing.

S: I really don't get much, but being at a bar may have some effect. Probably not enough to be able to tell the smell isn't strong. What I do get is bread and for some reason a light lemon smell.

T: pretty much one dimensional, but a good dimension. Bready, I get the rye malt characteristics, but otherwise an indistinct but clean bittering counterbalance. This taste pretty much sticks around a bit, fading fairly slowly into oblivion.

M: nice carbonation to add some feel, the body is decent on this one, as well.

O: I liked the beer in its simplicity, and have always enjoyed a rye beer. Not sure it's quite an IPA, maybe APA is better suited. Being in the 4% range, maybe it's a new style of session IPA, and I'd say it at least acts like one, in many fashions. If so, I think it's a well-balanced one, and more enjoyable than most of them.

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Ways And Means from Port City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.