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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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Oakenator
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow - looks hearty. Easily two fingers of head at pour - creamy - retains the head well - a good layer of head remains on top even after a few minutes of settling. Smells of piney, floral hops and slightly bready. Taste is thick - head remains. Bitter piney hops up front stays strong but yields a slight caramel sweetness towards the back.

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Photo of kizyle
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rajendra82
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The orange amber colored body body looked very cloudy, and the head was creamy and craggy, and crowned above the rim of the tulip. The smell was subdued for the style, with a citric floral hop presence hidden under the thick foam. The taste was a good balance of citric and herbal hops and sweet and sticky malt. The beer lacked the in your face bitterness of the really good DIPAs, and instead provided a more laid back session. The body was quite thick for the style, starting approach on the Barleywine levels. This was a good beer, but I liked Mongo better as a DIPA.

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Photo of fox227
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of JG-90
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

220z into glass

A - dull orange color, off white head with heavy lacing down glass, considerable sediment in bottle (bottled on 4/1912) still very fresh though!

S - Hops, citrus, sweet fruit (pineapple), a little bread

T - Awesome IIPA, first sip i got hit with hops, but after drinking some more the other flavors really came out. Tons of hops, citrus and pinnapple, light malt. Huge bitter hops finish which I love. 10% ABV is almost un-tastable

M - Medium-High carbonation with Medium-light body. A little higher carbonation and lighter body than my "ideal" IIPA, but both these are prefect with the flavor profile in this beer.

O - Great beer, very happy that it still tastes so fresh even with the 4/19/12 bottle date. Mouthfeel and taste are more reminiscent of a single IPA, great fruity flavors and light body for a 10% ABV brew.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 220z bottle bottled on date 5/16/12

A - A cloudy sediment filled bright yellow, with the biggest head I have ever seen! 3 fingers at least, and sticky lace left all over the glass. Perfect looking brew!

S - Huge hop nose! Heavy on the citrus front. But bitter as well. Grapefruit

T - Tasty! A good balance between the citrus and bitter hops. Grapefruit.

M - Medium to full bodied, high carbonation. Smooth

O - As good a west coast DIPA out there. Highly suggest grabbing this one. It is still amazingly fresh, 6 months old

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Photo of CondorMcBride
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 5/16/2012, purchased today at Whole Foods in Redondo Beach, CA. Served up cold in a Duvel tulip.

A - Might have shaken it up a bit on the car ride back, but the head is outrageous. At cap level when opened and when poured takes up about 2/5 of my glass. Off white head sits on top of an opaque orange body. No lacing, but splatters of head residue on the glass.

S - You can certainly smell the hops in this one. Oh boy, fruity hop fragrance (citrus, lemon, piney, pineapple).

T - Citrusy hops upfront, malt in the middle, and a little bitter on the finish. Tastes of grapefruit, lemon, pine, mango, peach, and pineapple all surrounding a soft and almost undetectable caramel and milk chocolate undertone. Serious hop bomb, I'm burping up hop gas every couple sips.

M - Dry with good/moderate carbonation.

O - Pleasantly suprised by the hoppiness despite the 7 month age. I'm really glad I tried this one and if you haven't already and have the chance don't hesitate. As far as an in-your-face hoppy beer, this far exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Off white head that's stiff like egg whites over a cloudy tangerine body.
Hope flower and citrus nose - very fresh.
Mango and bread sticks with serious resin, lemon rind, and pine needle hops creeping in from the start. A bit of caramel and pineapple as it warms.
Limoncello and tangerine finish and aspirin linger, with a veggie undercurrent to the hops.
Hot, medium, salty, oily, creamy yet dry, a bit of chew.

Bone dry and simple. With the heat and a white pepper-herbal quality to the hops, echoes a tripel on some sips. But really just San Diego all the way.

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Photo of Suds
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Firstly notable for an extraordinary expanding head, tall, firm, and permanent. The brew is heavily carbonated. It's a pale orange color, containing a maelstrom of violently agitating bubbles and floaties. The smell is of piney, grapefruity hops and stone fruit. It's very hoppy in smell, completely overwhelming the faint pale malt aroma. The taste is bitter and herbally hoppy with some underlying fruitiness and mild malt. Strong bitter finish, long and lingering. It hides its alcohol very well. Nice.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Murky apricot/orange, big head that lasts a long time. Lots of lace.

S - Very sweet malt center, hops surround the smell.

T - Not as malty as smell, nice hope finish.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, nice balance and clean finish.

D - I like this beer. I would like to try it in the bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Cobrito
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5-16-12.

Five months old now but this is just fantastic. Cloudy golden color that I love, with very nice head, though dissipates quickly. Incredibly fragrant, with massive blast to the nose of multiple flavors, some sweet but mainly sour, but very appetizing. A full meal is in store here. Taste is superb, combining both malt and hops, but emphasizing a nice blend of the latter. Similar to Mongo but slightly sweeter and bigger. This is a huge, potent beer, almost too potent, but it lights up the palate like Mozart or the Beatles light up the speakers. Bright, complex, and a party in the glass.

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Photo of JacobMutberg
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 650ml into a tulip.

Hazy orange with a nice offwhite head. Good retention and light lace. Nose has peach, mango, pine and light herbal character. Sweet malts, but hops are the show. Tate is bitter from the start, mango, orange, pineapple otherwise. Real bitter in the finish, and leafy/herbal in that regard. Medium feel and carbonation. Intense bitterness stands out for me here, a very nice beer but I would've like to have tried this a tad fresher.

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Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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