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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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 sethmeister:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler filled at the bar last week. I sealed it with electrical tape and kept it in the frige for one week unopened.

Appearance is a very cloudy dark luminous orange (practically opaque) with a small, creamy offwhite head. The head drops to a film quickly but leaves diaphanous panels of remembrance down the sides of the glass.

Scent is first floral and citrus with Portsmouth's characteristic fresh bread notes. On further inspection grapefruit and pine emerge.

I love the unmistakable tangy (almost like sourdough) and crusty fresh bread flavor Portmouth IPA's always have. It's like breaking open a steaming hot loaf of sourdough bread fresh from the oven and enjoying the moist tangy chewy doughy flesh and slightly bitter, slightly charred crisp crust. 5 C's shares that malt character with Bottle Rocket but has a greater citrus content. Primarily grapefruit with lime peel and orange pith. Earthy and spicy hops. Dry fragrant pine appears on the backend with a gathering bitterness that builds and lingers. The balance is remarkable; this ale is all about hops, yet the malt character is such a present and satisfying part of this ale.

Mouth begins creamy and coating and ends astringent and puckering.

Drinkability is fantastic. I could enjoy this all day.

I love this IPA to the bitter end and I wish Portsmouth would put it on more often.

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