Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA - Portsmouth Brewery
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Ratings: 207 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 22 oz bomber from the brewery, cool paper label with a good amount of info on the brewery.
Appearance: I noticed that the lace clinged to the glass right away. Slightly hazed golden amber hue shows that a good amount of hops were used.
Smell: Clean hop aroma with a delicate citric and flowery tone.
Taste & Mouth Feel: Medium bodied with a sustaining crispness. Pow! The palate is clean cut with hop bitterness with a long winded graceful citric flavor. Lots of hop flavor seriously it has taken over my taste buds for the moment. Modest malt back bone nearly crumbles from the heavy hop character, thankfully it holds strong and seems to balance for the most part. Touch of nutty yeast and a mildly estery alcohol show up in the semi-sweet and bitter finish.
Drinkability & Notes: Wow! I would not change a thing about this brew, the hops kicked the crap out of my palate with no complaints. Nice to have a hop fix like this
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2005 04:00:45 | More by Jason
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.