Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA | Portsmouth Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
226 Ratings
Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPAPortsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An explosion of hops dominate this deep golden ale. Brewed with four varieties of hops & dry hopped with three other hops, the flavor is powerful. Not a harsh bitterness, but a full hop flavor.

58 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 06-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
150
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This appears to have been renamed "Lola." Only there's no mention of Lola on this or any other site. But I swear to god it's what the chalkboard said and what I ordered.

Anyhow, pours simple: dark gold, mildly fizzy, nice white head. Smells of crisp orange and a little bit of pine--the kind of profile that would have been a mighty wallop in 2007 but seems kinda tame now, but it's nicely balanced.

Tastes like it smells: spritely pine and citrus hops against a crisp cereal background with a nice yeast finish. Pretty basic, but it gets the job done enough that you don't have any problem ordering another.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a sample and a free pint.

Lots of dry hopping going on. Very fruity, great aroma and session-able. A pretty normal amber color for an IPA thats quite hazy and leaves a nice lacing. Bitterness was very managable and wasnt taxing on palate at all. I got some oranges, pineapple, berries, grapefruit ect, not the pacific northwest hops but maybe more new zealand/southern hemisphere hops. I really enjoyed this one though, too bad I cant buy it anywhere.

Very clean yeast character for an unfiltered brew.

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Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA from Portsmouth Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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