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 #6,479
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 jakeaustin:
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very attractive hazy orange from the growler into my snifter. A thin white head forms but quickly recedes and leaves behind just a skimming.

No surprise in the nose, hops, and plenty of them. Mostly fruity and citrusy notes. Taste is quite hoppy as well but there also a nice bready maltiness to balance things out perfectly. The citrus hops are the most noticeable. It's a smooth citrus flavor unlike other IPA's that can have a strong grapefruit flavor. Plenty of bitterness follows each sip but it's not overpowering.

Hop lovers will love this one but everyone will enjoy it for it's smooth drinkabilty. Flavor seems to disappear off the palate a little quickly, but this is the only real complaint I have, and it's a minor one. Very nice effort from Portsmouth Brewery. Me and the wife will have no problem finishing this growler.

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