High Tide Fresh Hop IPA | Port Brewing

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High Tide Fresh Hop IPAHigh Tide Fresh Hop IPA
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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some lemon yellow highlights when held up to the light and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall soapy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of large soapy bubbles and a thick ring of large bubbles at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hops - citrus/orange peel, pine/resin, grassy, and tropical/papaya in order of strength. There is something a little dank in the overall aroma.

T: Upfront this beer is all hops and bitterness - it starts with some citrus/grapefruit/orange peel, followed by grassy, then tropical/papaya, and pine/resin. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers throughout the beer. There is a lighter amount of biscuit malts with a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly oily with light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A very nice fresh hop IPA that was quite enjoyable - a reasonable amount of bitterness with some pleasant elements of different hops characteristics.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a tulip, light gold coloration and quickly forms a airy white head that threatens to spill over the glass. Forever retention that leaves thick clumps of lacing behind.

Sharp initial aroma of citrus and cannabis, rather floral. Thin malt backing. Really a great nose to represent a CA IPA.

Taste is intense but brief. A hybrid of grass and pine with a blast of grapefruit juice and lemon pith bitterness to finish. I can taste some sticky bready malt on the finish.

Very carbonated brew, bitingly so, it makes the flavor intense and sharp but I feel like it's getting in the the way of some of the hop flavor. I like high carbonation though so not a big deal. Average body and well hidden abv.

Another well done IPA from Port. Good representation of fresh hops with some teeth, next time I'll pour it slower.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a tulip.

Pours a nice blonde color with about an inch and a half of airy white head that recedes but leaves a nice surface layer that clings to the glass.

Wonderfully sweet and tropical smell. Aromas of candied citrus, papaya and other tropical fruits.

Tastes follows through on the aromas but not as flavorful as I expected. Leaves a grapefruit bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is light to moderate with moderate carbonation.

Overall a nicely balanced refreshing IPA, as you would expect from a fresh hop. Another winner from Port Brewing

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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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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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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High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,118 ratings