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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 08-05-2012)
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Nitty703

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2014 02:39:08 | More by Nitty703
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-24-2014 18:17:49 | More by MarvinSnyder
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hophugger

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

ok, decent beer. It is light. Head and lacing ok. Color is nice. Flavor has a touch of citrus and malt. Kinda has a very light of hint of maybe a lemon muffin. Hope I am not stretching too far with that description. The finish has good carbonation and is clean and crisp. By no means am I comparing to a Michelob ultra, but this beer had somewhat of a similar clean, dry finish. I liked it !!

08-18-2014 04:19:09 | More by hophugger
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tikk

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-16-2014 03:14:45 | More by tikk
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-10-2014 20:39:55 | More by Psberrier
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Ngntjp

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-07-2014 19:39:06 | More by Ngntjp
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-04-2014 17:53:08 | More by sebaastionb
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beoirific

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-02-2014 00:58:02 | More by beoirific
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pretext

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-25-2014 23:02:47 | More by pretext
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

07-24-2014 12:12:54 | More by atrocity
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-24-2014 00:12:18 | More by victory4me
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%

A: pours a cloudy yellow with a bunch of head and lacing. Although there might have been tap issues, the head sustained and was constantly rewind he'd by visible carbonation.

S: not much here, light lemon notes, maybe a little wheat??

T: nothing outrageous, just (to me) a solid straightforward beer. I do get those light lemon notes, but it's a more bready overall taste. I also get a little pineapple near the end, unfortunately countered by a little copper taste in some swigs (that I think I get with this style).

M: very smooth despite the carbonation, which also comes to play later in the taste.
Has a light dryness in the end, maybe from the carbonation, but there is also a longer term oily pine bitterness. Perhaps this plus the lemon notes give me that "copper" taste.

O: I think this could be in the running for my BMC replacement at a BBQ. Light enough, great feel. Just wonder if the dryness might build.

07-15-2014 20:43:14 | More by cjgiant
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%

A: Pilsner like yellow. Long-lasting fine white head and good lacing. Not as dark as the typical steam beer.

S: Well-balanced between malt, yeast, and hop aromas. Nothing garish about any of those aspects. Faint fruits, tart apple. Not too many sweet elements.

M: Nice high carbonation counteracts a somewhat chewy mid-body.

T: Coarse grains, bread, toffee. Light floral hops, clean lemon pith bitterness dominates the finish.

07-11-2014 17:05:57 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-10-2014 09:27:08 | More by DRBiser
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-07-2014 08:15:59 | More by KevMo84
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Cook82

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-22-2014 03:25:03 | More by Cook82
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%

No head--only rim bubbles. There are few spots of lace. The liquid is light gold and clear.

I like the smell. It has a nice blend of the malt and hop with no negative nor strong aromas to detract.

This leans heavily to the hop. Strong bitter (pine-like) bite. Surprising, given the balance of the nose. relatively easy to drink. Low to moderate body but highly carbonated. This resembles a bitter American pale ale.

03-30-2014 20:43:49 | More by smcolw
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

02-23-2014 05:05:10 | More by zp6167a
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2014 00:23:05 | More by dexterk1
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-17-2013 23:52:01 | More by dugly2ugly
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-09-2013 00:19:58 | More by Novabrewer
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delta490

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

A- a paler gold with significant visible carbonation. A nice one finger head, creamy white and lasts for a while

S- mild hops and bread.

T- interesting. A nice balance between the citrus hops and the bready malt. Some sips are malty and some are hoppy. It's definitely different.

M-Lighter, with minimal carbonation

O- Like the taste, interesting and different.

09-17-2013 20:03:40 | More by delta490
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance:
The beer is a clear light orange. The head is white and fizzy but lasts quite a while afterwards with bits of lacing.

Smell:
The beer has a slightly sweet and malty smell. The hops come off as citrusy and like an orange.

Taste:
The beer is extremely bitter and hoppy for a common steamer. the hops are citrusy with hints of lemon. The sweet malt gets lost in the hops but is still there as an undertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Heavily carbonated and medium bodied. Leaves me feeling refreshed.

Overall:
A pretty hoppy common and would do well in the summer for a refreshing drink.

09-16-2013 23:48:23 | More by HattedClassic
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-09-2013 11:54:41 | More by Navalartichoke
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kjmass

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-07-2013 21:45:11 | More by kjmass
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Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.