High Tide Fresh Hop IPA | Port Brewing

High Tide Fresh Hop IPAHigh Tide Fresh Hop IPA
1,104 Ratings
High Tide Fresh Hop IPAHigh Tide Fresh Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by oggg on 10-24-2004

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 10/2/2012. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a very nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon, citrus rind, grass, floral, herbal, and light piney spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity and balance; very dank smelling. Taste of pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, citrus zest, floral, grass, citrus rind, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop flavor balance and complexity; nice malt/bitterness balance; hardly any cloying hop bitterness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a sticky, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome wet hop IPA! Great dank hop complexity and balance; very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of server222
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of marshmeli
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of denver10
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. Smell is sharp; sweet juicy citrus, some grass, and some thin biscuity malt. Flavor followed suit but i didn't enjoy it quite as much. A decently bitter finish. An active, medium body. Overall, decent brew.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle dated: 10/2/12

A: pours a hazy yellow with a three finger dense white head that has good retention and nice lacing
S: smells of pine and citrus
T: slightly grassy, a little citrusy, some pine as well and some slight honey sweetness throughout. swallow is oily hops, citrus rind and pine sap
M: medium with active and prickly carbonation. a little overdone on the carb imo
O: pretty solid beer, good flavors but the carb is a little too heavy in my opinion.

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Photo of hpthebull
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of HopBrain
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kenhutchinson
1/5  rDev -75.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: As soon as I uncapped the beer, it sprayed all over me, despite the fact that it had been sitting undisturbed in my cold fridge for two days. Nice color, but the beer all over my face and kitchen did not look great.

Smell: Dry hopped sourness.

Taste/mouthfeel: Like overcarbonated soda water with simcoe and amarillo.

I emailed the Port Brewing via the "contact us" link on their website and didn't get a response after 7 days. If I got a response offering to make amends, I would have reviewed that beer, but alas, I only had this contaminated foam bomb to write about.

Port needs to learn how to carbonate their beers.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.99. Bottled 10/2/12. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours light hazy orange tinged straw with about one finger pale head. Plenty of lacey patches.

Smells of faint tropical fruit hops, hay, grass and a bit bready.

Tastes hoppy but balanced. Grassy hops lead, followed by grapefruit, pine and biscuity malt.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Long wet grassy finish.

A well made fresh hop IPA. Not as great as I thought I'd remembered it but still quite tasty.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 2 October 2012.

A: Huge head erupts and sticks around far too long for my convenience. Translucent-murky pale straw-gold. Heavy lacing.

S: Aromatic and lightly sweet. Some spicy yeast? Smells faintly Belgian, oddly.

T/M: Tasty, but not exceptional. The Belgian hints are here too, as the beer is less obnoxiously bitter and much more balanced. The fresh hops are delicate and welcome, with a subtle but lingering spice that tingles the tongue and leaves me wanting more. Earthy and rewarding.

O: Delicious! Highly recommended and definitely drinkable.

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Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of imbibehour
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Pushing it here, this was bottled October 2nd 2012, we'll see.

Out of the bottle a very aggressive large four finger head is made, off white and huge retention and clumpy character. Lots of swiss cheese like appearances with a body of slightly dull pale amber banana and gold. Lots of rising thin carbonation. Pretty nice looking.

Expecting this to be maybe downplayed but it still delivers. Slightly leafy hop aromas, with lots of bready malts sticking out in the back. Tropical fruit sweetness and cream, hints of floral nots, and lots of light white doughy bread.

Palate hits with a classic hop sharpness but downplayed bittering at first in the front. Mid palate then fills with a big rich almost crisp body, with bread like bakery notes. Dry a bit, with a lingering hop oil in the aftertaste that comes out like a breath of air. All the flavor seems to coat the front of the palate and the mouth. Leafy and slight downed down tropical notes with a big carbonation which surprisingly adds to the flavor nicely, slightly chalky, but not too much. A good hint of alcohol warmth too but nothing crazy which is surprising since it is only 6.5 ABV.

Pretty solid and memorable IPA that's for sure.

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Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A freshly bought bottle from Whole Foods but off-aromas right away. Getting past that, the hops were very good and it was a creamy mouthfeel and drinkable. Must try it again. Big creamy head. Citrus, caramel,dry finish.Medium bodied and understated carbonation.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High Tide Fresh Hop IPA - Port Brewing Company / Pizza Port
Bomber into tulip, bottled 10/2/12
A – Monster four finger white head cut my pour quite short, a hazed golden orange yellow color, excellent retention, entire glass covered in spotty lacing, reduced to a very lumpy pillow 4.5
S – Oily citrus hoppiness dominates with a touch of apricot and very slight pine & tropical fruits notes 4
T – JUICY, fresh hop all around. Citrus rind, herbal, pretty much a big green hop bomb. 4
M – Moderate body that feels quite light, high carbonation 4
O – The first of my fresh hop buys this season, and a good one to start. 4

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High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,104 ratings
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