Portsmouth Hop Harvest #1 - Portsmouth Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on cask, and now this is my review of the tap version, which I also had while at the brew-pub yesterday. Basically, I'll contrast the differences which I saw between the two serving styles. Dark amber in color, the head was lower and less dense than that from the cask. Some lace in my glass. The aroma from the tap was even more prominant of that lovely candy like hop quality, which I love. Taste was actually pretty comparable to the cask version, but there was more definition from the malt and the hops in this on-tap version. Still good, although maybe the cask is a touch more session-like. Alcohol tries to hide...it's so tasty and easy to drink, but you do need to keep one eye on the abv :-)
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2004 17:20:11 | More by PatandDavid
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Made with 80 pounds of hops, according to their website.
Well, it looks desirious! Has a deep copper color, with a hint of haze. Topped by a very creamy, light tan - beige head; lasts decently, and laces well also. An acceptable aroma, for sure: very west-coasty...citrussy, with light malt playing second fiddle. Most decidedly a hoppy bier. Solidly in the medium body category, with a pleasing smoothness tongue-wise. After a few sips, I see a solid toasty malt character, with a suggestion of caramel. Soon thereafter are the hops, and lots of them! Very citrussy; I'm guessing loads of Cascades were used, along with... ? Dunno... (turns out they're Centennial, from the web...). The lupulins stick in the crevasses of the mouth and throat. A gustatory delight! Nice job, Mr Mott!
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2004 21:46:52 | More by Bierman9
Portsmouth Hop Harvest #1 from Portsmouth Brewery
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