Portsmouth 5 C's IPA
Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth 5 C's IPAPortsmouth 5 C's IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #695
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,504
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.83%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
91
From:
Portsmouth Brewery
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Portsmouth 5 C's IPAPortsmouth 5 C's IPA
Notes: Our interpretation of a West Coast IPA is golden, medium-bodied ale that is very hop forward. The use of Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Centennial and Crystal hops makes this beer a hophead’s dream.
Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 91 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Gosox8787:
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: On tap downstairs at the Brewery. Poured into a pint glass and served slightly chilled.

Appearance: Gold to amber in color with almost no head or retention. No sediment or haze at all.

Aroma: Strong pine and grapefruit notes from the hops are assertive. Pretty hop-centric, not getting much from the malt at all.

Taste: Nice balance of assertive bitter pine hop notes and some nice sweet citrus, although the pine hops are certainly more noticable. Again, there is some malt in the background, but the hops are front and center. Reminds me a ton of Smuttynose Finestkind.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Very smooth and refreshing.

Drinkability: Even with the strong flavors, I feel like I could sip on these all night. A really enjoyable IPA.

Overall, I really liked this IPA. I prefer this to their other IPA, Bottle Rocket, although that is also good. Just a really nice IPA with a strong hop profile. Something I will order whenever I see it on tap.

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Portsmouth 5 C's IPA from Portsmouth Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 91 ratings