216 Dry Hopped Session Ale | Portside Distillery & Brewery

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216 Dry Hopped Session Ale216 Dry Hopped Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portside Distillery & Brewery
Ohio, United States
portsidedistillery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-15-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
18.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 31
Reviews by jampics2:
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of E_wood
3.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of BeerBucks
2.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Erockss
2.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

finishes very watery

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Photo of Eastside151
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeightsEats
1.94/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Color is fine, medium brown, but the bottle (bought yesterday from a refrigerated beer section) seems to have gone off. Aroma is sweet with an unwelcome funk (not sour, but something gone bad) and flavor is reminiscent of rotting basil. Body is overly sweet with not a lot of hops. Schoolboy's "bad tang" remark is spot on--there's either a quality control issue or this is really old (there's no "sell by" or "bottled" date) and the hops have degenerated. There's some interesting malt elements underneath the problems, but the bottle was so off I couldn't finish it. I'd love to support this brewery if they could get this issue worked out. I'll give it another try in a month or two.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of mabermud
3.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Creamy looking off white head. Dark amber body. I am sure this one is much show. I am sure it is not as strong as it looks.
Smell: Some floral and citrus notes. I can already tell this is going to be underwhelming :(
Taste: I was right. A light floral and citrus taste. Perfume on my tongue. Like after you kiss a girl with perfume on her neck.
Feel: Watery.

Overall - I do not like lower ABV beers unless they are called Pseudo Sue or Hoppy Birthday. I wish people would stop sending me their leftover trash :)

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Photo of schoolboy
2.8/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Uh, oh. I had two bottles of Portside I bought at Heinen's and neither were good. I want to hope there was something wrong with the bottling or handling - I doubt it was supposed to taste like this.

It starts slightly flat looking with medium sized bubbles. Yellow and somewhat cloudy. There is fizz, but only a little. The aroma is fresh hops dominated by a rotten organic smell. The taste similarly has a bad tang to it. There was a pale in there (you can tell that it might have been good) but now it's a zombie. The aftertaste thankfully does not linger too much.

So I got myself some bogus bottles at Heinen's. Two out of two were drain pours. I won't write this brewery off yet, but I won't buy any more bottles of their either.

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4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.93/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a middle of the road IPA for me. The taste was good if you like IPA's, but it wasn't anything spectacular. Lots of citrus as to be expected

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.98/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what a tasty pale ale! never had a beer from these guys before. thanks to my dad for passing this one along to me. real hoppy as pales go, but with a plenty sturdy malt base too. the freshness here is whats most striking for me though. its juicy and ripe on the hops, refreshing despite being fuller bodied, and dry but fruity. just delicious pale ale. notes of orange and grapefruit on the hops, mild malt sweetness, cut grass, brilliant carbonation. for a brewery i had never heard of before this beer, its awfully good. pineapple notes from the hops too, and something else tropical, melon perhaps, not too busy, but not simple either. i love these bigger bodied pales, has everything any beer geek could want, nuance and mouthfeel. my only regret here is that i had only the one bottle and have no idea where to get any more. for all the upstart cleveland stuff happening, this is way ahead of the curve. dying to get my hands on more, and more flavors from these guys. its top notch pale else, super fresh and distinct.

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216 Dry Hopped Session Ale from Portside Distillery & Brewery
3.12 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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