Portsmouth 5 C's IPA | Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth 5 C's IPAPortsmouth 5 C's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
portsmouthbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by joepais on 09-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkSansone
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Solid beer, would definitely have it again.

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Photo of Richard-Scott
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange yellow. definitely west coast dry hop bomb. Lost head a little quick. Tastes great! Good first stop in Portsmouth.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear and copper colored with a thin head. Sticky resin flavor and taste. Outright bitter with a nice sweet undertone. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a tulip glass. Body is slightly hazy orangey-amber with a thick but short off-white head. Nice sheets of foamy lace.

S: Citrusy and florally hops. Not a terribly overwhelming nose, but it's nice for an IPA.

T: Bready malt foundation is followed by citrusy hops - grapefruit, grapefruit peel and a lemony finish that lingers nicely.

M: Call it medium in heft, modest creaminess.

O: Good stuff.

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Photo of John213
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jd2391
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of timfc
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a case of preference, not really quality... I happen to come of age in Portland and started drinking west coast hop bombs, don't get me wrong, the very best west coast hop bombs. But, I realized that I strongly prefer balance to my beer.

Thus, the 5Cs is one of my favorite hoppy IPAs. I almost always want a bit more body than I get, but, I'll put back a few pints of these any time it's on.

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Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I forgot about Crystal. I was going to guess Citra. I guess that's for 6 C's.

Golden orange with a sticky head. Lasting retention.

Sappy pine and citrus leap out of the bottle but take awhile to emerge from a dense foamy head once in the glass. Doughy malt. Smells like freshly picked peaches once it's been sitting in my glass for a bit.

Plenty bitter, the bitterness overshoots the hop flavors in my opinion. Orangey grapefruit up front with the aforementioned pine sap bitter upon swallowing.

There's so many great IPAs out there right now this very good IPA doesn't stack up. That's not so much a knock on 5Cs but a testament to the recent explosion of fine hoppy beers.

Thanks to Kate and Dana for picking this up.

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Photo of AOShabaz
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Portsmouth 5 C's IPA from Portsmouth Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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