Front Street Port City IPA | Front Street Brewery

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11 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Front Street Brewery
North Carolina, United States
frontstreetbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
50
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
0
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7
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by hellhammermario:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -6%

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3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewright
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the first pint poured from a 2 week old growler. There was barely any audible noise when I unscrewed the lid.

A: A moderate pour formed a decent half inch head with some rocky bubbles emerging in a fairly creamy looking head. The beer is a bit dark for an IPA, more like an amber beer in color. There is noticeable carbonation in the beer, which is making me feel better about the lack of sound.

S: There isn't much up front in the nose... faint toffee and citrus, but not much else.

T: Ahh, all the hops must have been added early on. There is a bracing hop bite right up front, with hints of orange and grapefruit. Good malt profile shows up later, with toffee and toast.

M: Very smooth with bits of prickly carbonation. Something in the aftertaste leaves just a bit of tongue-puckering.

D: A very drinkable, session strength east-coast IPA. I'd definitely get this one again.

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3.6/5  rDev -6%

Photo of rvandergrift
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: poured into a standard pint glass, golden amber in color with a decent layer of white head

s: lots of raw citrus rind hops on a benign body of pale malts - nothing more than a support structure for the grapefruit hop profile, nice and pungent

m: light-medium in body with a lively carbonation

t: much like the nose, a lighter pale malt body holds loads of citrus pith hop flavor, grapefruit, light metal, strongly bitter, unbalanced towards the hop end but tasty all the same

d: a little acrid or harsh at times, but a nice ipa that's easily drinkable

growler sourced from the brewery by a friend, enjoyed while camping streamside in the Pisgah forest

consumed again August 2012: very nice, solid ipa, scores similar

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of jcran83
4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

awesome IPA, these guys have done a great job of making a spot on IPA. perfect in golden color. the American hop variety was chosen perfectly. these guys really took their time with this. i'm glad to see this beer goes back to tradition, they have crafted this beer to taste, look, smell and feel like a traditional IPA and they have done it.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, copper coloring with a thin, light, off-white head. Nose of grapefruit, resinous pine, and bitter notes, with a roast and sweet backbone. Flavors are hop forward, with pine tassels, tart grapefruit, and bitter overloading the caramel backbone. Mid-bodied, with a very bitter, piney aftertaste. Dry, bitter, almost astringent finish. Solid! I really like this beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a one finger head that lasts. Some lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: nice floral hop aroma and some softer orange citrus is easy to detect with the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange citrus, some floral tones, and a soft but sharp bitterness arrives late. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: nicely crisp throughout. Aftertaste is surprisingly brief. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: this beer went down quickly and it was a bit refreshing too. If on tap make sure you grab a pint or two.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a deep amber gold with a white lacing.

Fruity citrus hop aroma with some biscuit malt undertone.

Fresh fruity hop flavor with some berry and piney elements along with biscuity malts.

Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A very nice IPA well worth trying if you are visiting, especially enjoyable flavor on this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Front Street Port City IPA from Front Street Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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