6th Anniversary Double IPA | Port Brewing

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6th Anniversary Double IPA6th Anniversary Double IPA
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6th Anniversary Double IPA6th Anniversary Double IPA

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by PeterIngemi on 05-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

A deep copper and amber with orange edges. Huge foaming off-white head that lasts and lasts. Not as much lacing as I would have expected.

All sorts of citrus elements in this beer--guava, mango, orange, grapefruit--very aromatic.

A tongue buckling bitter blast of a beer! Hop bitterness galore! Unbalanced to its core--this is hops hops hops! As advertised: delicious and bitter hop bomb! Also some citrus and sweet elements as well, but bitterness steals the show. If that's what you dig, seek this one out!

A relatively heavy mouthfeel and a slight biting alcohol heat on the finish.

A delicious Port DIPA. Big citrus aromatics and huge hop bitterness.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of B33R501
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like the bottle states, this is hardly original.
another monster hoppy beer from port brewing. imagine that.

beautiful opaque orange very low carbonation like my recent bottles of hop 15 but i dont think its flat. ill spare everyone the port brews the prettiest beers in the world speech. smells and tastes hugely bitter grapefruit, pineapple and orange. alcohol noticeable, but still drinkable early saturday afternoon. good thing im not going anywhere.

did i say bitter? yes bitter. probably be better in say 6 weeks. you just cant go wrong with any port ipas, though i prefer hop 15 right now.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/19/12

Pours bright orange with a finger finger pillowy white head. Good retention and some sticky lacing.

Aroma features loads of citrus and tropical fruits with a heavy pineapple whiff. Some sweet bready malt as well.

Good citrus up front although I wish the front of the tongue would receive a bit more flavor. A little sticky pine sap malt going on towards the middle/end. Finishes somewhat dry with pine and pineapple. Alcohol isn't over the top, but present.

A little sticky with medium carbonation levels. Decent job hiding the alcohol although it's still present.

Pretty solid offering although I think I'd still prefer Wipeout and Mongo. It's a bit beyond the ABV sweet spot and there is a touch too much heat for my DIPA preferences. Also expected something less than a month old to burst with a little more flavor and aroma from the hops. Still a great beer though.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of claspada
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice pleasant clear orange in color with a small pillowy white head that leaves some decent lacing.

Aromas begin with a nice hop profile composed of citrus and grapefruit, with a lot of tropical notes as well; mainly pineapple with some apricot and peach. Some malty sweetness with a tad bit of alcohol in the background, but pretty solid otherwise.

The taste begins with a little bready/caramel maltiness but immediately you are assaulted with intensely hoppy grapefruit and citrus flavors with some lesser pine notes. Pretty sticky and resinous, with a little alcohol kick in the finish. The malt tries to make more of an appearance as this warms but the hops assert themselves and make sure they are center stage.

Mouthfeel is medium in body with a medium level of carbonation. Dry dry sticky finish from the combination of intense hopping and the high ABV. Alcohol becomes a little prevalent as it warms which detracts a little and is my only complaint for this beer. Bitterness also lingers more than I usually like.

Overall this is a decent Imperial IPA that is better served in a small size servings because it is a tad too astringent and alcoholic. Flavor profile overall is a tad too bitter (in the grapefruit dept) for my preference, not to say it's not a bad beer, it just misses the mark on a few key checkpoints for me to be great.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle date 4/19/12 into a duvel tulip.

A: pours a beatiful hazed orange with half a finger of a slightly of white head that dissapates quickly buy leaves nice sticky lacing.

S: tropical fruit.... Pinneapple, mango, grapefruit, a wonderful blend of citrusy hop deliciousness... A touch of grain and hop bitterness as the beer warms. You can also start to pick up the alcohol note through the pine as the beer warms.

T: citrus and pine, delicious.... Much like the nose.... Pinneapple, a touch of orange, mango, mixed with a nice touch of resiny pine on the finish.... An alcohol note in the finish hidden well by the pine but deffinatly there.

M: slick and almost oily with a light/medium tight bubble brisk carbonation that you can feel on the roof of you mouth if you hold it in there long enough... Overall the mouthfeel works very well with this brew. Dry an bitter on the finish... With a bit of a linger, but nothing obnoxious.

O: a great dipa, tons of great hop flavor, all blend together nicley, very well rounded, a must try... I'll deffinatly grab a few more of these.

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6th Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 186 ratings