Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by BlindPig:
4.85/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A- Thick off white head on a cloudy darker orange body. Great head retnetion and leaves a thick lacing covering the top.
S- Big, almost wet, citrus hops up front and maybe a touch of pine, not smelling a lot of caramel.
T- Nice big thick pine hops that stick around the mouth with a touch of citrus. Really nice complex hop aroma that is really strong and sticky. Gotta love it when it sticks and just feels thick like that. Maybe a touch of caramel but way more of a hop bomb.
M- Full chewy body with medium/low carbonation.
D- Wow! What a great IPA. I really want to try this against Blind Pig (my favorite IPA by far) since it seems like it's a close contender.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2008 06:38:53 | More by BlindPig
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had a sample and a free pint.
Lots of dry hopping going on. Very fruity, great aroma and session-able. A pretty normal amber color for an IPA thats quite hazy and leaves a nice lacing. Bitterness was very managable and wasnt taxing on palate at all. I got some oranges, pineapple, berries, grapefruit ect, not the pacific northwest hops but maybe more new zealand/southern hemisphere hops. I really enjoyed this one though, too bad I cant buy it anywhere.
Very clean yeast character for an unfiltered brew.
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2014 12:36:48 | More by BigCheese
4.94/5 rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a tulip glass, best before August. Pours a hazy bright orange, with a wonderful 2 inch white head that leaves behind excellent lacing. Smell is tangerine, pineapple, mango, cut grass, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is all of that, very well balanced, loads of citrus upfront, with a piney grapefruit finish. Body is medium, plenty of life, not dry, and easy sipping. This is one of the finest IPAs going.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 19:06:23 | More by SawDog505
Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.