Chroma | Portico Brewing Co.

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Portico Brewing Co.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Amber ale was brewed with Rye and four American hop varieties. Starting malty with a bit of spice, this beer finishes with a dry hop bite. The rye imparts an earthy quality to the first sip, balanced by a sweetness from the malt. All of the hop additions were carefully selected to give it first a heavy herbal aroma, followed by a fruity, spicy flavor with moderate bitterness.

Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 23
Photo of smcolw
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dirty copper color. Clear. Moderate head which leaves a lattice of lace.

Toasted malt with a light sweetness to the nose.

Borderline brown ale, IPA blend. Plenty of hop but there's a good deeply toasted Crystal malt component. Warm, caramel with black pepper finish.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Light brown in color. Murky in appearance. It's an amber. Drinks more like a brown ale though. Lots of earthy malt and nut dryness. It's ok, bordering on not good.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Poured a ruddy brown color. Not much head. Cloudy with particulate. Aroma was mostly malty and quite fruity. Almost like a strawberry preserve scent. The flavor was mushed up strawberry jam. I really tasted a bunch of berry jam. I didn't really enjoy that. I did not pick up much character from the rye. The overly sweet, fruity element to this beer turned me off. Medium bodied with a lasting aftertaste. One bottle of this was enough.

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Photo of Durge
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet malt and pleasant herbal-pine hops so nicely balanced. Dark rusty mahogany color with a sturdy cream colored head and nice lacing. The aroma focuses on the malty backbone, sweet but subtle. The hops come out in the flavor but remain subdued and the medium-plus body delivers a luscious, frothy feel. Much better than your average amber/red ale.

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Chroma from Portico Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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