7th Anniversary Double IPA | Port Brewing

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7th Anniversary Double IPA7th Anniversary Double IPA
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7th Anniversary Double IPA7th Anniversary Double IPA

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe and dry-hopped with Columbus, Amarillo and Citra (a new addition this year) hops, Anniversary Ale has pleasant tones of citrus and pine, a screaming hops presence and just enough malt character to add a hint of sweetness.

Added by wethorseblanket on 05-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 19
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange body with a HUGE bright white, pillowy head that hangs around for a very long time. Lacing is thick on the glass.

S: Tons of pine. Lemony citrus. Bready biscuit malts.

T: Hops upfront. Sweet malts. Lemon and orange fruits. Finishes with strong bitter aftertaste. Alcohol warmth.

M: Full body. Creamy. Oily. Boozy. Low-moderate carbonation.

O: Port knows how to do hoppy well. This one isn't super balanced, but a solid brew nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 5.25.13
Bottled 5.7.13

A - Pours a hazy, light orange with a two inch light tan head with good retention.

S - Strong hop pine and citrus, mango, and tropical fruits.

T - Strong sweet mango and some strawberry? Kinda odd.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body with some heat.

O - Fruity forward hops. Tasty at first, but it gets annoyingly odd pretty quick.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Short off white head on a vibrant dark orange body.

Overly juicy/dank citrus notes in the aroma. Overall, not much to the nose.

Orange citrus hops mesh well with the maltyness and then turns to a lingering bitterness. Alcohol creeps up in the aftertaste, put another way the booziness shows its damn ugly head on the back end. Hey, I'm a man though, I can take it.

Bigger mouthfeel, medium to medium-low carbonation.

Good not great IPA. Booze bomb, especially as it warms a bit. I enjoyed the mega citrus/orange aspect. Thanks for the trade kojevergas!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured gently in a Bruery tulip, a big foamy head forms easily over a cloudy orange/beige body.

Nose of hops and more hops, piney Columbus, citrusy/orangey Amarillo and Citra. Sweet sugary smells of pale malt, even some cotton candy. A bit of cheese and basil. Maybe they threw one of their very tasty San Francisco pizzas in this one.

This is a big DIPA, very tasty with a huge fresh hop assault and a nice softer malt background that ends with a slightly green vegetal bitterness. A refined take on the usually aggressive Amarillo, Simcoe, Columbus West Coast style DIPA (and their variants). This has layers of complex flavors: pungeunt Columbus and Simcoe piney flavors with a nice shot of Citra orangeness and tropicals. Dry hopping this with Citra is making my Citra radar detector go wild. Pine forest floor meets orange grove and tropical forest.

Body is medium, almost a bit viscous, with effervescent carbonation--a refreshing, cleansing mouthfeel. The long bitter, slightly dry finish of course makes you wanna keep drinking this one. And this doesn't usually happen with beers, but my nasal passages are also going wild with hop smells.

Really tasty. The addition of Citra I think refines what would be a harsher type of West Coast style IPA. The ABV is not all that noticeable, so this one will plow you under quicker than you think, so sip, sip, sip.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of KevT
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Harry's Hofbrau; $6.50 for a 16 ounce pint. Very cloudy light orange color with minimal head. Served very cold which may have inhibited the nose because it was virtually nonexistent. Flavor starts with a strong wave of orange citrus and finishes with nice bitterness and a little heat.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

7th Anniversary Double IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 111 ratings