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Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA - Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPAPortsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

199 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 199
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%


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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An explosion of hops dominate this deep golden ale. Brewed with four varieties of hops & dry hopped with three other hops, the flavor is powerful. Not a harsh bitterness, but a full hop flavor.

58 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 06-07-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 199 | Reviews: 148 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by SaucyA:
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SaucyA

Michigan

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
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