Project Hoppiness: Gobsmacked IPA | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s project to explore the world of humulus lupulus, the common hop. An ever changing variety of hop-forward ales will excite your taste buds with new experiences, none quite like the last, bringing forth happiness through hoppiness. Past releases have included Citrus IPA, Other Side IPA, and Chinook’red.

Gobsmacked IPA provides a near session strength love punch of grassy and floral hop aroma, with a biscuity malt foundation. An international blend of UK Target & Golding and US Nugget & Cascade hops, come together to showcase the best of each unique hop variety in this hop forward, yet perfectly bespoke IPA.

Added by plaid75 on 10-08-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 19
Photo of AdamPenna
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Greenport Harbor pint glass. Growler bought today from the brewery. I've had this beer before at Dark Horse in Riverhead, and I liked it then. I like it now. Appearance: golden/amber with a foamy white head, which dissipated quickly and left not much in the way of lacing. Smell of pine and citrus. Not particularly strong, but pleasant. Taste is really very good. I like the dryness at the end especially. Mouthfeel is a little light, watery even. Not much carbonation. This is a good session beer because its relatively low ABV, its excellent quality, and its wonderful bite.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blind Tiger in NYC.

Pours golden amber with white head. Head lingers pretty well in pint. Good lacing along sides of pint.

Smell is malty with mild citrus hops.

Taste is malt forward for me. Caramel comes through. Musty citrus comes in later with mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall this is a good example of the style but a little malt forward for my taste.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in at Top Hops, NYC.

A- Clean golden color with a 2-finger fluffy white head. Fat rings of lacing down the glass.

S- Citrus, pine, and earthy hop nose. Pleasant and mild. Some sweet malt.

T- Enough malt to support the hop forward flavor.

M- Nice feel with abundant carbonation. Hoppy finish.

O- Light and drinkable. Clearly not a monster IPA, that's a bonus.

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Photo of trunks01
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After jumping through hoops, I finally have this on tap in my living room. Everything about this beer screams sessionable. It has a mild bite, but nothing that would inhibit you from sitting and polishing off several between dinner and relaxing before bed. I don't know if GHB bottles Gobsmack, but if you can find it on tap, have at least one to develop an opinion of your own.

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Croxley's, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retrntion and lacing.

The smell featured a clean citrus hop and soft doughiness.

The taste consisted of a simple, fresh upfront leafy hop, some earthiness and a clean round doughy malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a fresh tasting vibrant IPA. Very enjoyable.

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Project Hoppiness: Gobsmacked IPA from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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