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Portsmouth Whipper Snapper American Mild - Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Whipper Snapper American Mild
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86
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%


Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hardly a mild beer! With big hop flavor & aroma, this light colored, medium-bodied ale is big in flavor & highly sessionable.

(Beer added by: gentlebubbles on 05-01-2005)
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub last weekend and had to bring a couple bottles home.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a murky light bronze hue with a full one finger off-white head that slowly falls to a creamy layer of foam. A good amount of stick remains covering the sides of the glass. Smell is very pleasant; mandarine oranges, whipped cream, and pine. Sweet pale malts and a good amount of kettle corn popcorn and honey as well. Taste begins pretty hoppy, especially for being a "mild" ale. Starts off with puckering grapefruit and freshly baked bread on the tongue. Midway some floral hops emerge with toasted grains and biscuits. Aftertaste is pretty buttery with some earthiness as well. Light to medium body with a somewhat strong carbonation. The feel to this beer though is mostly creamy and soft and helps a lot with the super drinkability. Wonderful session beer with sweet hoppy flavor, the bomber didn't last very long. The term "American Mild" fits well for this brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 00:27:15 | More by BeerTruth
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Medium gold with a decent foam white head. No lace.

Some citric hops in the nose, some light grain and malt.

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Lighter bodied, good carbonation.

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A: Hazy light orange yellow color. Low carbonation, about a quarter finger soapy white head. Swirls up creates more. Some lacing bits. Tight bubbles off bottom of glass.

S: Smells of mild pine, and the some fruits. Peach. Marmalade. Maybe some citrus notes as well.

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