Newport Storm India Point Ale - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +5.3%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date
LOOK: Slightly hazed amber hue, beautiful looking froth
SMELL: Caramel, hop spice, juicy, nutty, floral, orange rind, faint evergreen
TASTE: Creamy, crisp, slick, pungent hop, orange pith, leafy, grassy, bitter, faint bisicuity grain, pear juice, hop resin, grapenuts, drying hoppy finish
Love how this beer separates itself from other IPAs with simply a different assault of hops. After a few sips it quickly grew on me, excellent work here!
10-26-2012 02:04:09 | More by Jason
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
12oz bottle, day 11 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Freshest before January, so best that this wasn't at the tail end of the 24 days, eh?
This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden apricot amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some skewed bike chain lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.
It smells of semi-sweet bready, biscuity, and a tad pastry-like caramel malt, candied orange, a more bitter grapefruit pithiness, a bit of gooseberry, lemongrass, and further floral, piney hops. The taste is rather bitter grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit, a reduced, but still steady biscuity caramel malt, a twinge of hard toffee, wheat grain, and yet more leafy, kind of perfumed hops.
The carbonation is a bit peppy at times, and generally sturdy, the body a decently rounded medium weight, and mostly smooth, those bitter hops making a bit of ingress here. It finishes off-dry, the biscuity caramel and edgy wheat malt still doing all they can to parry the persistent bitter fruity and flora-based hop esters.
A pleasantly balanced IPA, the complexity of both malt and hop not gone unnoticed. I'd like to give this one a go right off the bottling line, because, despite its near old-age, it's still pretty robust and tasty. The price to be paid for secrecy, I suppose.
12-12-2013 05:13:32 | More by biboergosum
4.36/5 rDev +14.7%
A: Amber color, 2 finger head, dissolves slowly.
S: Orange rind, grapefruit, hoppy, and slight malt presence.
T: Orange rind, grapefruit, hoppy, and some bitterness. Has a lingering after-taste that gives its character. Very enjoyable taste that is well balanced.
M: Smooth, medium body, some carbonation, and lingering after-taste.
O: Has an enjoyable taste, well balanced IPA. Will purchase more in the future or return to the Brewery for more samples of their beers.
Another wonderful local beer.
07-11-2013 14:43:23 | More by CorvetteMike
4.63/5 rDev +21.8%
I stumbled upon this beer while in Newport for a wedding. I enjoyed it so much I went for a tasting the next day. Really fell in love with it. It reminds me a lot of a Stone IPA or Dogfish head. Sadly they don't sell in NJ yet, so I had to buy a few cases to take home.
10-15-2013 01:40:02 | More by VampiricRogue
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
Appearance: Hazy medium-amber with some orange highlights - pours with a creamy, off-white head, leaves a decent ring and some lacing
Smell: Grassy, weedy hops - not "weedy" as in dank, weedy as in this smells like weeds you'd pull out a garden - not 100%, but I think this aroma is due to the New Zealand hops - beyond the weeds, there are some nice floral citrus aromas, grapefruit rind - nice malt backbone - lightly sweet, with some caramel, lightly toasted
Taste: Better than the aroma - nicely bitter, with some sharp grapefruit peel, pith and pine needles - very dry, lacking anything I would describe as "juicy" - spicy, and very earthy - leafy, herbal - caramel malts, some dry biscuits - asprin-like bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth, nicely carbonated, nicely drinkable
Overall: IPA = "India Point Ale" = 2edgy4me
The aroma is pretty odd, but it tastes good. This is a solid effort from Newport Storm. Perhaps not the "masterpiece" as described by the brewers, but it's worth a try.
12-03-2012 06:05:08 | More by angrybabboon
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
We hosted a tasting at our store, and having picked up Newport Storm's Ursula Pale Lager earlier this week I wanted to give their brand new IPA a try.
A: A nice light amber, what you'd expect for an IPA. Crystal clear. Pours just over a finger of head that sticks around for a while. Very fine head, teeny-tiny bubbles, leaving a delicate lacing.
S: A tad herbal, very floral, especially Rose. Smells almost identical to Rose flavored shisha I used to put in my hookah. Not much else going on, unfortunately.
T: Herbal and resinous hops right up front, followed briefly by a light toasted malt, then finishes dry with pine and resin. Leaves a lingering taste of flowers. Very fresh, by the way. Batch was less than two weeks old.
M: Dry all the way through. Pretty light in body, but something I would definitely take my time with.
Overall: Perfect beer for those last few days of warmth before Autumn. Light enough to enjoy with a meal, and enough going on to keep you interested. Definitely worth a try. I've personally grown out of the hophead stage, and would have liked to see more body and a bigger malt presence- but alas, that calls for a bigger beer. It reminded me of Haverhill Brewery's Leatherlips IPA, but with a different hop character and more balanced.
I feel like I munched on a garden for a midnight snack. Gotta drink me another one.
09-15-2012 03:30:53 | More by Brittanicvs
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
Enjoyed this one at Shannon View Inn in Warwick RI
Poured crystal clear with a thin layer of bubbles--if anything a tad undercarbonated. Small stream of tight thin bubbles rising from imperfections and nicks in the pint glass. Golden Straw color.
Smell: passion fruit, grapefruity with small citrus notes, pine needles, a little fresh flower tinge, nice estery co2 aroma.
taste: hops right up front, borderline assaultive. The big initial upfront bitterness might be a tad out of balance. It quicky mellows though with some munich/vienna malty characters coming through. Hop pesense dominates the rest of the glass and when the pint is 3/4 empty the aroma is awesome! Well made IPA for sure and an interesting take on this style--its almost "West Coast" but more refined and subtle....
Mouthfeel: could use a tad more body, but its certainly isn't thin by any stretch. Its just got lots of hops in there. Maybe a higher abv beer (this one is mid six) would result in more residual body?
O: Definately an IPA that will find its way into a hop lovers rotation, if not actually become the go-to everyday IPA!!! Nice work!
12-17-2012 20:22:45 | More by marrisotter
4/5 rDev +5.3%
On-tap 10/14/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.
T: The taste starts out sweet with an earthy hops bitterness. Then a strong caramel and citrus comes in. There’s a hearty malt character that creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is solid IPA to drink for a long time.
11-04-2012 17:34:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
Newport Storm India Point Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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