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 #6,499
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.83%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
91
From:
Portsmouth Brewery
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
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 Gtreid:
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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to joepais for hooking me up with a box of Portsmouth awesomeness! 22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Cloudy copper color. The pour drops a two finger, cream colored head that recedes to a thin rim and leaves really nice sheets of lace.

A: Sweet crystal malt and tons of hops. Mango, pineapple, and clementine orange, with a touch of grass. The sweet malt balances the hops quite nicely.

T: Again, very citrusy. Loads of mango and pineapple, with sweet pine sap and honey. Alcohol is noticeable, but not prominent. Finishes dry but sweet.

M: Medium body. Lower carbonation makes for a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is above average but not outstanding. Overall, I think this is a pretty solid example of the style. If I didn't know this was a single IPA, I would have sworn it was a double. Big malts backing up the hops here. But really good, and I am very glad I got to try. Skal.

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