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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dexterk1, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

dugly2ugly, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Novabrewer
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Novabrewer, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of delta490
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

delta490, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

HattedClassic, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Navalartichoke, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

kjmass, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

AndrewMichael, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
4/5  rDev +9.9%

siege06nd, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

mcaulifww, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

brwnchrstpher, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

janna890, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Rhettroactive, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Interesting color for a steam beer, never seen one this light before. Regardless, a real nice lemon opaque yellow, and almost glowing hefeweizen color to it's body color. Matching soapy four finger head with some clumpy soapy retention also. Leaves quite a lot of suds left over after the pour. Pretty solid.

Nose is fruity, maybe some hidden cloves. Strangely some muted sticky qualities, and a real interesting sharp yeast character. Hard to believe this is a lager, but it's quite a good nose regardless. After some reflection, it smells like pineapple.

Palate is real interesting. Large fruit tropical component, and quite distinct with a nice bitterness. It really tastes like a bitter pineapple. Aftertaste has a nice sticky malt quality with some light sweetness, but a real nice hop bitterness to match. Light bodied juicy and fruity quality that doesn't distract from the palate.

This is classified as a steam beer, but it sure doesn't taste like one. Either way, it's actually a real unique and great tasting brew.

smakawhat, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ShanePB, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

snarkout, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

e30todamax, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of xylomaniac
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unique blend of malt & hops give a up front hippy malt flavor with a spicey back end. Unfiltered WIT appearance with a malty spice aroma. Good hot weather beer. I really like Port City beers this one just happens to fall at the bottom of my list. Port City is a Great brewery Optimal Wit and Monumental IPA are my favorites.

xylomaniac, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Loveyourbeer, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

JMUbrewz, Jun 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

navin, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

cnwillis31, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

vtn, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Amyliz4 for grabbing this growler from the brewery. Served in a Port City pint glass. Beer is a pale yellow. Good head and lacing. Crackers in the nose. Faint hops. Toasty and a bit bready. Fairly dry finish. Medium body. Quite tasty and a very nice example of the style.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.