11th Anniversary Imperial IPA | Port Brewing

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11th Anniversary Imperial IPA11th Anniversary Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LiquidAmber on 05-03-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of TrojanRB
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -9%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.67/5  rDev -8%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.99/5  rDev 0%
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 -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.67/5  rDev -8%
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 -0.3%
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 -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Rodenbach Grand Cru goblet just to be fancy. But the massive aroma concentrates nicely in the narrow mouth. Gardenias and mango with a whiff of onion. Golden amber brew with a lovely pile of foam. Sudsy mouthfeel.

Hugely malty with plenty of sweetness. Actually it's really sweet and bitter too. Papaya is the flavor plus orange marmalade with plenty of peel. Seriously bitter aftertaste but at least you get a lot of malt and remarkable aromatics in return. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beach Front Liquor in San Clemente for the decent price of $8.55.

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Photo of TomStottman
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger white head with great retention and lots of thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney and citrus hops with light dankness orange and tangerine. Flavor is caramel and light biscuit malt, piney and mildly citrus hops, light toffee, lemon and orange citrus. Finishes with caramel malt and lingering piney hops with a little citrus rind. Medium bodied with light creaminess. It's been a while since I picked up one Port's anniversary IPAs and I'm sorry now. This is a classic West Coast style IPA with rich piney and citrus hops and an assertive, full malt body. When I think of all the changes that IPAs have been through in the last five years, this is even more enjoyable knowing the classics keep their appeal. A fine imperial IPA.

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11th Anniversary Imperial IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 39 ratings