High Tide Fresh Hop IPA | Port Brewing

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High Tide Fresh Hop IPAHigh Tide Fresh Hop IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oggg on 10-24-2004

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Ratings:
1,097
Reviews:
527
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
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78
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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spartanlaker
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TLA
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryantan
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nose is citrus, orange, pine, grapefruit, orange. Taste is grassy, piney, citrus, grapefruit. Nice lingering bitterness. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Good beer. I'd happily drink it again.

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark dirty orange color. suspended sediment and yeast seen throughout the beer in a cloudy appearance. Frothy off-white head dissipates steadily eventually leaving no residual head or lacing.

Smell has notes of pine, sap, honey, with hints of citrus and grainy malts in the background.

Taste follows the nose - lots of pine, sap, pine needles and grass up front. Hints of citrus and a honey like sweetness come through. Flavors are heavy and thick. Bit of a grainy malt backbone is present, but not super noticeable. Very bitter lingering finish.

Feel is thick, sticky, and sappy. Feels more like a DIPA than an IPA. Medium carbonation. Bitter, but not dry finish.

Overall this is a solid IPA. Just wish it was a bit easier drinking for an IPA.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now available in cans! I assume this is no longer a fresh hop seasonal offering due to it's winter arrival and lack of saying so on the label anywhere. Anyways, it pours a bright clear gold with a bubble white head that laces, but not very well. Some sediment is noticeable floating around. Smells intensely of pine and some citrus, as well as a hint of fresh ground grain. Tastes similar, mostly pine and some sweetness of what seems like a very simple grain bill, and has a touch of a buttery finish. Body is light-medium, crisp, a good amount of bitterness, and finishes dry. Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA.

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3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly opaque golden color that pours with a finger of white head that quickly dissipates.

Big dank, piney nose, with some citrus

Astringent, herbal flavor. Lots of pine, some citrus. A fair amount of malty sweetness. Not exactly in balance...the taste leads with hops and finishes with the malt. Kind of interesting.

A little sweet and somewhat oily...not the characteristics that I'd look for in a single IPA

Many elements of a classic west coast IPA. Not totally refined though. Solid overall.

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3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden color, heavy on the viscosity for style, 3/4" white head, so much hop oil that retention is kind of a struggle, understandably. Aroma is more of the old school C hop bitterness, not the most lush fresh hop beer I've had.

Taste keeps dropping substantial bitterness. They were making this beer before the mass proliferation of proprietary hops. Drops a lot of that citrus grapefruit and slight pine feels throughout, has a good amount of caramel breadiness to the malt body, too much for my preference albeit not a deal breaker in any way, but with what I perceive as a lot of chinook, maybe simcoe (after he says no proprietary hops, doh) seems understandable you'd want to temper that with this amount of caramel malt.

A good beer when you want to surf those 100 ibu waves I guess. Bomber format though, not preferred.

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3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy golden pour with a foamy one-finger white head. Mild aroma of citrus fruit. Strong bitter initial taste with flavors of citrus, resin and pine dominating. Light to medium bodied. Strong bitterness lingers through to the finish but with pine and a bit of grass really taking over the long lingering after-taste.

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High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,097 ratings.
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