Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA - Portsmouth Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 148 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by sethmeister:
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Growler poured this evening at Portsmouth Brewery.
Hazy dark gold color with a big fluffy creamy cream colored head. Excellent retention and lace decorates the glass all the way down. Gorgeous.
Scent is hops! Grapefruit, citrus, floral, hoppy bitter perfection. There's also a fresh biscuit scent.
Taste is the same. Grapefruit, citrus hoppy bitterness. Starts hoppy bitter and spicey and becomes sweeter and maltier as it warms. There's a peppery spice note and a smooth malt backbone. The beer is nicely balanced.
Mouth is a creamy medium, possibly on the large side of medium.
Drinkability is excellent.
Only thing better than a growler of this is to enjoy pints of this in the brewery with their mussels appetizer.
Now I want to move to Portsmouth...
Serving type: growler
09-27-2008 23:54:43 | More by sethmeister
More User Reviews:
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
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Clear copper color with a beige head of about 3 fingers.
Smell: Very citrusy and mild alcohol smell.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Citrus and Hops are at the front with a good ending of hops that leaves a pleasant aftertaste that is a mild bittersweet.
Overall: Good beer! I will have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2012 18:15:19 | More by Cavanaghty
Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.