Front Street Port City IPA - Front Street Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev +8.8%
Reviewing the first pint poured from a 2 week old growler. There was barely any audible noise when I unscrewed the lid.
A: A moderate pour formed a decent half inch head with some rocky bubbles emerging in a fairly creamy looking head. The beer is a bit dark for an IPA, more like an amber beer in color. There is noticeable carbonation in the beer, which is making me feel better about the lack of sound.
S: There isn't much up front in the nose... faint toffee and citrus, but not much else.
T: Ahh, all the hops must have been added early on. There is a bracing hop bite right up front, with hints of orange and grapefruit. Good malt profile shows up later, with toffee and toast.
M: Very smooth with bits of prickly carbonation. Something in the aftertaste leaves just a bit of tongue-puckering.
D: A very drinkable, session strength east-coast IPA. I'd definitely get this one again.
05-04-2008 15:21:23 | More by ewright
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
a: poured into a standard pint glass, golden amber in color with a decent layer of white head
s: lots of raw citrus rind hops on a benign body of pale malts - nothing more than a support structure for the grapefruit hop profile, nice and pungent
m: light-medium in body with a lively carbonation
t: much like the nose, a lighter pale malt body holds loads of citrus pith hop flavor, grapefruit, light metal, strongly bitter, unbalanced towards the hop end but tasty all the same
d: a little acrid or harsh at times, but a nice ipa that's easily drinkable
growler sourced from the brewery by a friend, enjoyed while camping streamside in the Pisgah forest
consumed again August 2012: very nice, solid ipa, scores similar
09-24-2010 02:53:25 | More by blackie
4.73/5 rDev +34.4%
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.
09-19-2012 22:01:38 | More by jcran83
4.01/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
11-17-2013 19:05:25 | More by GarthDanielson
4.33/5 rDev +23%
Appearance: clear orange in color with a one finger head that lasts. Some lace paints the glass during the session.
Smell: nice floral hop aroma and some softer orange citrus is easy to detect with the nose.
Taste: caramel, orange citrus, some floral tones, and a soft but sharp bitterness arrives late. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: nicely crisp throughout. Aftertaste is surprisingly brief. Medium bodied beer.
Drinkability: this beer went down quickly and it was a bit refreshing too. If on tap make sure you grab a pint or two.
08-06-2009 11:43:13 | More by Gavage
4.14/5 rDev +17.6%
Pours a deep amber gold with a white lacing.
Fruity citrus hop aroma with some biscuit malt undertone.
Fresh fruity hop flavor with some berry and piney elements along with biscuity malts.
Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the tongue.
A very nice IPA well worth trying if you are visiting, especially enjoyable flavor on this one.
08-12-2014 21:56:19 | More by Cylinsier
3.83/5 rDev +8.8%
Appearance: Arrives at the table with a light amber color and a modest head that leaves little lace
Smell: Grapefruity aromatics
Taste: Fruity up front with a nice grapefruity flavor; after the swallow, the bitterness is somewhat pithy
Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation
Drinkability: Nice flavor but a touch undercarbonated
08-12-2007 21:10:36 | More by brentk56
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
Served pint at the brewpub this afternoon.
Poured a subtle copper color. Very much transparent. Head of white foam that quickly dissolved. Nose was essentially non-present. Picked out just a slight hint of hops. Flavor was very subtle for an American IPA. More akin to an English style with an amped up hop bill but not particularly bitter or powerful. Malts quickly overpowered any real bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
I have a hunch this would be quite nice if served on cask and dry hopped.
05-15-2007 22:14:11 | More by MuddyFeet
Front Street Port City IPA from Front Street Brewery
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