10th Anniversary Imperial IPA
Port Brewing

10th Anniversary Imperial IPA10th Anniversary Imperial IPA
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From:
Port Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
11%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.08%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
45
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 07, 2017
Added:
May 13, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  14
SCORE
91
Outstanding
10th Anniversary Imperial IPA10th Anniversary Imperial IPA
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark amber with leggy ivory. 3.75
Some candied orange with deep honey. 3.5
Thread of spun sugar, a ton orange canned orange slices, pine sap and burnt grass. 3.75
Round, sticky, almost medium. 4

Blast of citrus, smooth, and buries the ABV. But almost one note, and with some oxidation (which, considering 11th is out already, can't be a shock.) An old school DIPA that could be fresher. 4
Nov 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.48 by rockrob from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a golden honey color with a 3F head in a Tulip glass. Nice looking beer. Took a while to resolve.

The aroma is stronger with warming. Sweet, intense pine.

MF: excellent. Smooth and creamy unlike most DIPAs.

Taste: superb. Intense pine, sweet, malty with a very hoppy finish balanced with a smooth creamy MF.

This is a stand out DIPA. A Tulip is best for a full flavor experience. The balance between the deep pine, sweetness, and creamy, smooth MF IS excellent.
Nov 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by sendbeer from Georgia

Oct 11, 2016
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy, amber to brown color. Lasting, but small head. Nice streaks and semi-blanketing effect after the initial ring of lace.

Fresh green hop start to the smell but I get some residual cardboard. A touch berry and flowers.

Rich body gives the malt a chance in the tasting but the hop bomb comes quickly and strongly. The aftertaste goes forever. I get some alcohol warmth in the finish.
Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by FrankCastle from California

Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bottle, 10 year anniversary ale. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some sweet malt, a little fruit and piney peppery hops.

The flavor is a little sweet caramel malt and fruit followed by a lot of fairly harsh tarry piney resiny hops with a lingering bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit of an abrasive hop bomb, but decent.
Aug 24, 2016
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
complex incredibly approachable dipa. on tap at publick house.
Aug 23, 2016
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass. Part of a four-pack from Costco Carlsbad.
Apperance: golden orange, clear, some lacing, medium off white foam
Aroma: very fragrant hoppy, balance with malty aroma
Taste: medium to very bitter with sweet aftertaste
Palate: lively carbonation with long finish, some tartness
Overall: Very India pale ale ok to repeat and look for
Drank: 8/10/2016 10:00 PM
Aug 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Crystal-clear golden hued body; nice amount of carbonation; thick, rocky, white head; bits of lacing along the glass. Rather faint pine tar aroma; some heavy malt grain sweetness. The taste is fairly low-key, as well; some typical West Coast IPA sweetness and a large hop bitterness, but little alcohol for an 11.0% ABV. Heavy body; slightly prickly on the tongue; initial sweetness with a somewhat dry finish.

There was no dating on the bottle and I suppose, for an IIPA, it's past its prime, yet I still would imagine a bigger aroma and taste presence than what I experienced with this tasting. This is a good IPA overall, and definitely lets you know that there is (was) a huge hop presence, yet everything has really mellowed out. Well, better late than never...
Jul 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by thebooyakid from Hawaii

Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.43 by Beernoobie from California

Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by SDStoutly

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by crob3888 from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured an amber/golden orange with a nice head that left ton of lacing. Aromas and flavors of orange marmalade, mango, pine, stone fruit, and even some pineapple which is nice and sweet. Slightly oily and creamy mouthfeel with a lingering bitterness that isn't too harsh. A good sipper and the 11% is surprisingly well hidden.
Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by retry4z from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Moderate Bready and biscuity malt aroma, with floral, citrusy (grapefruit), and resiny hop flavors, melon, metallic (aluminum) off-aroma.
High caramel and toasted English muffin malt flavor, high hop flavor, including grassy, resiny, earthy. Bitterness is absurdly high, but is moderated by the high malt presenece. Low orange peel fruitiness.
Finishes bitter, with competing sweetness lingering for a few seconds. A low perfume alcohol flavor present.
High carbonation, moderate-low astringency.
Jun 22, 2016
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Handsome golden yellow brew with white foam rising in the Zunft Kölsch glass. Quite tangy on the tongue, I'd call it acidic, really. Aromas of pine and grapefruit peel. Flavors of lemon and orange with that hot alcohol taste.

Hot and zingy, makes for a nice late evening sip. If this is really a year old, it has lasted very well. Maybe the hop aromatics stay pickled in the alcohol. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.
Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by CJNAPS from California

Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by HippieDave56 from Arizona

Jun 16, 2016
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.49
Purchased: June 8, 2016
Consumed: June 11, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on the bottle

A huge fan of this brewery (No. 4 all-time for me) and a big fan of the previous Port Anniversary beers (4.16 for the sixth anniversary, 4.00 for the seventh and 3.79 for the eighth), so hoping this one is just as good (and doesn’t continue the downward trend). This is 11 percent ABV as opposed to 10 percent like the other ones I tried.

Poured an amber copper semi-clear color with four fingers of rocky, white head. Didn’t get the usual Port gushing pour. Could just barely see some bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding foamy lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled Cascade, Simcoe, pine, Citra, floral, tropical, mango, peach, orange blossom and some caramel malts. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted orange peel, tropical, pine, Citra, tangerine rind, orange blossom, floral, mango, Simcoe, Amarillo, hints of Nugget, sweetened iced tea and light stone fruit. Sipping easy for 11 percent. (Taste - 4.25

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was another good offering from Port. Would recommend to anyone who likes double IPAs. (Overall - 4.25)

4.22 | 94 | A-
Jun 16, 2016
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Reviewed by RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
What a difference a year makes. One of my favorite beers last year, huge citrus and pine bitter bomb. Not this one. Pour is clear, ugly golden average looking pale. Man I hate that mediocre look, like everyone else's ipa. Smells ok, malty and bitter, but again, not quite as good as last years. Taste is juicy and herbal, and it's actually too dank, which kills the bitterness for me. Mouthfeel is lousy, flat. Overall huge disappointment, as this was my goto beer last summer. Port needs to get back to what they do best, not Hop Concept beers.
Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by mrob22278 from Maine

Jun 14, 2016
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Reviewed by LADaveBN from California

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep golden amber color. Nose is oranges, pineapple. Taste is similar with pineapple being the dominant flavor. Finishes with a good amount of resin. Light carbonation. Chewy. Booze is noticeable but not overly so. Overall, a pretty good DIPA that is a little heavy on the malt. Wish for a little more balance.
Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by AleHunter805 from California

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by sd123 from Georgia

Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by MickeyHops from California

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by johlac66 from California

May 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Hop_God from California

4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Amber almost red hue clear

S: floral. Citrus peel. Resin pine. Malty sweetness

T: malt forward. Some lemon pith. Resin

F: clean but thick

O: decent imperial ipa
May 26, 2016
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Reviewed by yung_peli from California

4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear gold/pale amber, creamy 2 finger head, good retention, minimal lacing.
AR: Citrus and tropical fruit: grapefruit, guava, mango, subtle malt backbone, cirtus zest, resin.
T: Dank hops up front, follows nose in the middle, lingering resinuos bitter hop finish.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, mostly dry w/ a slightly sticky finish.

Solid. Would love a little more fruit on the palate, but I can't complain. This beer delivers across the spectrum.
May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by brentusaurus from California

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rawfish from California

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Drew_V_dt from California

May 22, 2016
10th Anniversary Imperial IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 66 ratings