Portsmouth Whipper Snapper American Mild - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Whipper Snapper American Mild
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86
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewery..served into a pint glass

Appearance: minimal head, golden-amber in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: piney hops

Taste: sweet caramel start followed by piney/citrusy hops

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light bodied, sweet start with a bitter middle that fades slowly

Overall: A decent light and hoppy beer with a slight kick. Several of Portsmouth’s beers blow me away. This one is way more subtle. Worth a try, but not worth a drive up for.

Photo of KTCamm
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased direct from the brewery. Maintained freshness well. Poured into a pint glass.

Poured cloudy yellow amber - with time borders on a reddish hue. Laces. lowe creamy foam.

light fruity buttery smell.

Taste opens hop, but subdued, and it stays buried in some maltiness throughout.Some mild fruitiness in there, difficult to peg. Tastes like an english pale.

Finish is mild bittering with light carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Good brew, certainly drinkable and a worthy PBC purchase.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at the Portsmouth Brewery.

Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a thin white head and no lacing.

Smell: Hops and citrus, not too strong.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied with a watered down hop and citrus flavors.

Overall: Nothing special, but not bad. I would have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this today at the brewery.
Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a thinnish white head that displays minimal retention and moderate lace. Smell is a nice balance of citrus and earthy hops with a smattering of bready sweet malt. Taste follows the smell fairly well. Medium to thin body, moderate level of carbonation, sticky resinous mouthfeel. Nice little session ale I could have sat there all day drinking these if I lived closer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. No dating, but this was purchased at the brewpub on Kate day '12. Poured this into a Deschutes tulip.

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.

T: Some bitterness on the tip of the tongue. It's a really balanced pale. No one note over powers. I get some of that marmalade and caramel malt. Fairly weak flavors. Dry normal finish.

M: Light to medium bodied.

O: Eh, it's ok. With so many great pales on the market now, I'd probably reach for something else before this one.

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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this from a 22oz bottle purchased from the brewery store. Poured a hazy orange that positively glowed in the sunlight. Thin, tightly beaded white head. Smells lightly bready and fairly hoppy wih herbal hops. Lacks sweetness. I was really hoping that this would go more in the Mild direction rather than the IPA direction. Lightly malted beers with low abv often can't stand up to the hops. As expected, it is very hoppy for the style. More properly, this an American Pale Ale. There is a base of dry, crackery breadiness and lots of piney hops on top. No sweetness at all to help balance the pine. The mouthfeel is crisp rather than smooth. While I enjoyed drinking this, I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was a true mild and more lightly hopped. This tastes very American, and if its in the Bristish style it would certainly be a bitter, not a mild.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at the brewery yesterday.

orange - golden hazed body with a tight ecru head which drops quickly but not before lacing the glass with soapy rings

scent is faint citrus and earthy

taste is dry biscuity / crackery malt with a hint of grapefruit and citrus hops and a light bitterness which builds slowly

light side of medium body

drinkability is excellent

Nothing spectacular but at 4% abv this does make a lovely session ale

Photo of muttyd
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber over the weekend.

Poured aggressively into a Portsmouth Tulip (seemed fitting?). 1/2 inch thick soapy white head forms but immediately fades into a faint white ring. The nose is filled with a pleasant grassy/floral hop presence with a sweet/fruity malt graininess. Flavor also presents a grassy/floral and more citrusy hop quality with a honey/toasted grain malt sweetness. Finishes on the dry side with a bitter hop bite. Moderate to low carbonation with a light body. Although I have never tried a traditional English pale mild, I assume this is a more American take on the style with the bigger hop presence. Very enjoyable and drinkable beer.

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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped at the Brewery to get my growler filled.

It poured a nice hazy golden hue with a nice stickey, foamy head.

Smelled kinda fruity. Maybe some citrus on the nose with a destinct hoppy aroma.

Taste was very pleasant. Like an IPA just not as hoppy. It still has plenty of hops though. First it's a tangy sensation followed by some really good earthy tastes to it.

I love the name. "American Mild" fits this brew perfectly. I love the drinkability on this one. You get the same hoppy sensation as an IPA but it's much easier to handle

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Portsmouth Whipper Snapper American Mild from Portsmouth Brewery
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