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Newport Storm India Point Ale - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 151
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 31.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 09-11-2012

After 13 years of brewing excellence, we deemed it time to produce a year round IPA style. Because a well made, well balanced IPA is a work of art, we took our time with this one and added our own local spin onto it. First we needed a substantial malt backbone to not only create the 6.5% abv, but to compliment later lupulin additions. Heavy doses of Munich Malt and Cara malt help to add body, mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness. Canadian wheat malt also lends to the great foam and head retention. 5 different hops are added at 7 different times in this brew, and the majority of the massive, complicated, but delightful hop profile is derived from Columbus and Cascade hops from the kettle boil (bittering, flavor, and aroma additions). The real icing on this masterpiece, however, comes from literally searching the near and far: Brewmaster Derek Luke married Annie Sherman, a Kiwi citizen in late 2011, visiting New Zealand for their honeymoon. Upon return, Derek came back raving of the legendary Motueka hop. Craving to satiate the “near and far desire”, this hop is added in conjunction with Chinook hops grown right here in RI from Ocean State Hop farms during the lengthy dry hopping process. The result: A fantastic IPA 100% produced locally with local hops, yet worldly in its own right!
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Reviews by mattcrill:
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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Resiny hop aromas up front. Reminiscent of freshly sliced oranges , fresh lemon zest, and light honey blossom. There is a slight honey sweetness to it. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Deep hazy amber pour with effervescence noted. Huge mousse-like off-white head that retains very well. Light golden edges and some stick lacing on the glass.

Flavor: Strong biscuity and bread-like malt base followed by some earthy hop bitterness to balance. Moderate grapefruit-like hop flavors persist and keep the strong biscuit malt base in balance. No fruity esters- clean fermentation profile. Balance is nearly even but the hop bitterness holds the slight edge. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is long and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No warmth or creaminess noted. Slightly oily due to hops. There is a slight hop-derived astringency which I find pleasant.

Overall impression: A malt-forward, East coast IPA. I prefer mine lighter with much more aggressive American hops in the aroma and flavor. This drinks more like an American Amber to me. Still, it's well made and one pint is enjoyable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of MrUse
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bbudnik
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of whatname
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kochiss
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JohnFatAss
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoogle
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of GFish
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CorvetteMike
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of VampiricRogue
4.65/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of cistercian12
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/3/12

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.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving small patches of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin are present in the nose along with notes of caramel malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of piney hops with notes of citrus hops and underlying caramel malts as well has hints of herbal hops. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather balanced between the malts and hops and tastes like an East Coast IPA. The hops lend lots of complexities to the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Newport Storm India Point Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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