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Front Street Port City IPA - Front Street Brewery

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Front Street Port City IPA
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Front Street Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2006)
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4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sample and mug of this at the brewery today. Liked it so much I grabbed a growler and reviewing this first pour from the growler into a Duvel tulip.

Deep orange body with small mix of light yellow color. Big three-finger off-white head with decent retention and good lacing. Very nice appearance.

The first thought that came to mind with the brew was dank. Very hoppy notes in the aroma, especially pine resin and mix of fruit and herbal notes. Light caramel malt note in the background.

The flavor follows the aroma fairly closely but I get a good bit more sweet fruit flavors than in the aroma. The sweet flavors by no means dominate, but just contribute to the overall hop flavor. The malt flavor blends nicely as well.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very pleased with this beer overall and would definitely have it again.

Serving type: growler

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4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, copper coloring with a thin, light, off-white head. Nose of grapefruit, resinous pine, and bitter notes, with a roast and sweet backbone. Flavors are hop forward, with pine tassels, tart grapefruit, and bitter overloading the caramel backbone. Mid-bodied, with a very bitter, piney aftertaste. Dry, bitter, almost astringent finish. Solid! I really like this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.73/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

awesome IPA, these guys have done a great job of making a spot on IPA. perfect in golden color. the American hop variety was chosen perfectly. these guys really took their time with this. i'm glad to see this beer goes back to tradition, they have crafted this beer to taste, look, smell and feel like a traditional IPA and they have done it.

Serving type: on-tap

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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CrellMoset

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Front Street IPA, on tap at Front Street Brewery. Enjoyed on my last trip to Wilmington.

Appearance: Arrives a light golden in hue, spot on color-wise, really - not too dark, not too bright. The head is about one finger high, rocky, with admirable retention, and after fading leaves a good thick ring with nice crunchy lacing dripping along the sides of the glass, a foamy collar, and faint surface dusting. What one expects from a highly hopped IPA.

Aroma: Cascade herbal and citrus notes warmly greet the nose, a little faint though gradually intensifying as this one approaches room temperature. It's probably more herbal than citrusy, and at least more herbal and grassy than pure Cascade would suggest - perhaps there's some Amarillo here, though it's a little less leafy than Amarillo. There's an underlying canned sugar syrup sweetness to the proceedings, too, slightly roasted, though it blends well with the fruityness of the hop profile.

Taste: Mild bitterness greets the tongue, enhanced and amplified by the relatively dryness of the body. Dashes of grapefruit and orange mingle with tobacco and hints of mint, though the hop profile is somewhat pithy rather than juicy, again likely in part because of the dryness of the crackery, roasted base.

Mouthfeel: Bright and fluffy, amplifying the bitterness again above the levels I imagine it's present at (IBU-wise). It manages to remain fairly smooth and even despite the carbonation levels, to its credit.

Drinkability: An above-average IPA, though it doesn't really differentiate itself from the slew of other above-average IPAs out there (is that a knock against it?) or particularly excel in any one category. If I could take any single beer at Front Street and choose it as my "After Work Friday" beer, this would be it. Quite quaffable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 04:31:15 | More by CrellMoset
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