11th Anniversary Imperial IPA | Port Brewing

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28 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LiquidAmber on 05-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
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0
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2
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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Simple orange label

L : Cloudy golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Dank and hoppy. Citrus/grapefruit... mango and fruit.

T/F: A rich malt backbone sets the palate up. Big bigger hops... lots of tropicals... grapefruit and mango. Pine sap.... and then more bitterness. Medium in body.... oily on the tongue. The finish is bitter grapefruit rind. Warming and slightly boozy.

O: This is a powerhouse of a DIPA. Great bitterness... slightly boozy... but balanced enough to be dangerously drinkable. Really enjoyed this. Glad I have another bottle.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Smells of grapefruit, soap, alcohol, and sweet oranges. Tastes of orange, grapefruit, heavy alcohol presence. Pretty sweet, but dries out significantly. Very boozy. Decent, but way too big to be very enjoyable.

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Photo of deereless
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $7.49. Orange color, short head but a ton of lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy and boozy. Flavor is boozy, kind of syrupy mouthfeel with a great dose of hops. The syrupy sweetness is too much for me however.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This lovely brew kicks you where you can feel it. It begins with a decent head and an inviting aroma. It's taste is a bit on the bitter side, but I mean that in a good way. The bitterness does not linger too long. I probably hold grudges longer, which technically makes me more bitter than this delicious beer.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice creamy head, tons of lacing, clear tan color

Nose big dank hops, spicy pine sap resin, big sweet malts, syrupy, oniony, grassy, very spicy chewy hops.

Taste sweet syrupy, super dank resinous, pine sap, oniony, but also tastes like weed, very bitter spicy, sticky sweet finish, more warming booze.

Mouth is med bod syrupy warming booze

Overall eh, hops are very strange.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting a little more oomph from an anniversary brew but this is good. The 10.5% alcohol is well masked. The overall experience is straight forward and a little blunt. Bitter hops with some sweet malt flavor to balance. I think I'd prefer this on tap for a fresher, livelier experience, but it was no trial to finish a bomber.

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Photo of Finkline
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date best before 10/20/2017 into a nonic pint.

L: Pours bright copper with 2 fingers of medium density white head with moderate retention and left ringed/streaked lacing.

S: All pine and resin, with good potency.

T: Follows the nose with plenty of citrus. Minimal sweetness though more shows up as it warms. Finishes with plenty of bitterness that fades quickly.

F: Medium bodied and low-medium carbonation. Hides the ABV well.

O: Very nice big DIPA, but not sure I'd like it as well with more than 45 days on it as I'd expect the sweetness to show more prominence.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Usually the anniversary from them is pretty good but this one had a little more malt to it then I'm use to from Port.
Still a tasty beer for sure, just one of the best from the anniversary line imo

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold to amber with a just off white foamy head that persists and laces well. Smells of fresh crushed grain, caramel, and lightly toasted bread with mango, papaya, and dank pine. Flavor is similar with a good focus on the fruit juices, a little bit of citrus and bready and caramel sweetness. Alcohol becomes apparent as it warms. Feel is pretty smooth considering its 10.5% abv (which again shows more dominance as it warmed), relatively crisp and refreshing and pretty well balanced but definitely has a good punch of bitterness. Overall, this was a decent DIPA (though, I'd call it a TIPA) and a pretty good value. It was very enjoyable cold, but lost its luster when it warmed. Cheers!

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Photo of djrn2
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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11th Anniversary Imperial IPA from Port Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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