Portsmouth 5 C's IPA
Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth 5 C's IPAPortsmouth 5 C's IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #694
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,489
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.83%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
91
From:
Portsmouth Brewery
 
New Hampshire, United States
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SCORE
90
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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 gford217:
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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Ben for this bottle.

Pours a hazy golden amber that clears up as it warms and shows a small soapy beige head that never recedes completely and leaves only spotty lacing.

Aroma is full of pithy citrus and resinous pine. There are some spicy, herbal notes as well as a lightly toasted malt presence.

The taste is highly astringent at first with pithy grapefruit and pine, especially in the finish. As it warms, it mellows a bit with the sweet caramel malts and more of the juicy citrus showing up.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops lingering on the palate making for a bitter finish.

A hop-forward IPA from Portsmouth that's pretty heavy on the astringency but not as flavorful as I would like give the huge hop profile.

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