Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bomber from the brewery during the last Kate release. Thanks Tom :D
Dear Kuhnhenn... Portsmouth Brewery is a perfect example of how to make labels on the cheap, and still have them look AWESOME. Get with it.
A - A wisp of gunsmoke exits the bottle upon cracking. Poured the vast majority of it into my Short's imperial pint. The head is a khaki colored foam that rises above the lip of the glass, and slowly caves into itself. The body, an effervescent, firey bronze looks awfully inviting. Shines a glowing ruby hue on my hand when I pick up the glass. Fat lacing. I'm having an experience right now haha
S - Not insane in the nose, yet well put-together. A nice malt backbone is evident in the nose and appearance, and the herbal hop profile plays around in the foreground. Almost metallic notes?
T - Very balanced... extremely balanced. Holy wow. While not overdone, it's just an IPA and doesn't really have to be. It's a perfect little blend of big malts, and supreme hopping. It leaves a slightly dry backend, but doesn't blow you away. It's a stellar brew to just kick back with. Yeah, this is the epitome of a drinkable IPA.
M - Creamy and nicely carbonated. Yes.
D - Absolutely awesome drinkability. They finessed this one.
Notes: I'm pissed off and jealous of everyone that gets to drink this on a regular basis. Bottle Rocket is awesome...
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2009 18:15:43 | More by SaucyA
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 208 ratings.