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Newport Storm Summer Ale | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm Summer AleNewport Storm Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our summer ale is for hop lovers! Huge amounts of Centennial and Magnum hops are used in the boil of this IPA style. Further we take an additional step to dry-hop the fermenting brew in the tank with ample amounts of Cascade hops. All of these hop flowers add a unique and pleasant citrusy flavor perfect with spicy backyard barbeques! Although the focus is on the hops a substantial amount of Munich malt provides a nice backbone for this unique version of Summer Ale.

48 IBU

Added by WesWes on 06-23-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by Brewman7284:
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date. Nearly clear golden copperish color, head rise up to play on the glass. Hint of citric zest and caramel with some vague fruit and fresh grain in the nose. Creamy smooth medium body. Quite malty with bready overtones though there is more than enough hops to top it which actually try to dominate but eventually find some balance. Bitterness is pretty high though the hop flavor shines a bit more. Fruity and a tad estery with a semi-dry finish.

Good twist on the summer seasonal, hop forward and a bit bigger but still very drinkable.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden yellow with a full finger of white that slowly melts to a top covering head.

Aromas are freshly fruity and bread-like...very biscuit-like.

Taste is refreshingly clean and the biscuit yeast comes through in the flavors as well. All of this gets backed up with fresh and dry, bitter grapefruit peel hops.

A wonderful American IPA.

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Photo of KenC
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Solomon420
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for getting me this brew via trade.

Pours an orangish-clear color. Not the typical amber-honey of other IPAs I've had.
But the smell, the taste, and the drinkability of this brew is most excellent! I was quite surprised at this East Coast version as most of them do not compare to the West Coast IPAs that I have grown accustomed to. But this thing can compete with any of the WC IPAs any day of the week. Nice hoppy aroma and great hoppy taste with plenty of grapefruity-goodness abound.
This is a wonderfully easy and tasty IPA to drink. Now I just need to make sure to find more of it :)

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of fank2788
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
pours very foamy with a huge off white head, beer itself is a slightly cloudy copper color and there seem to be a few floatys in there too. The smell is quite citrusy and yeasty. The citrus is a hoppy citrus and a bit of lemon while there doesn't seem to be much in the way of malt to back the hops. The taste is a bit tangy sort of metallic and very bitter there doesn't appear to be much in the way of caramel or any kind of malt to support or balance the hops. The mouthfeel isn't that great either mainly because this beer is too one dimensional. Overall, not the best American IPA. It has its' flaws mainly in it's lack of balance and dimension.

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3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Rich amber color; somewhat cloudy. Very thin white head. As this beer is drank, a good deal of thin white lacing is left in the glass. Very nice appearance.

S- Hops and some lemony/citrus nodes.

T- Tastes exactly how the brew smells: hoppy and had a citrus node, most likely lemon since this is a summertime brew. Also, the beer had a slight spice to it, but that taste wasn't the main taste.

M- This beer has a nice and smooth feeling in my mouth, very similar to a caramel feeling.

D- I'm extremely new to IPA and APAs, but out of the few in the style I've had , I like how they all seem fairly easy to drink, although I would prefer my dry Irish stouts or even a light lager if I wanted to feel more refreshed.

*- This beer is only getting me more and more interested in India pale and American pale ales. Between the Sam Adams Summer Ale, this one, and another local beer: Buzzards Bay Summer, the Newport Storm Summer Ale is my least favorite. This beer is isn't a wheat beer like the other beers are. To me, wheat beers are easier to drink in the summer than IPAs, but nonetheless the Newport Storm Summer Ale will do you very well on a hot, summer day. If you want to try the quintessential summer ale, you can't go wrong with the Sam Adams Seasonal.

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Photo of coachdonovan
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ever-so-slightly cloudy coppery-orange with a chalky head that rises just to the lip of my shaker glass before settling to a thin layer. Aroma is pale ale all the way... sure there are some fruity hoppy notes but they blend in well with some toasted bread and a touch of sweetness.

Wow this beer is smooth. The hops try to fight through and take over, but thankfully everything is in balance. There is plenty of orange zest but also some biscuit. Sweet finish but not overdone.

This isn't the best pale/IPA I've had, but if you're looking for a good session option this summer, I would definitely snag a six-pack of this. Has enough flavor - but not too much - to keep everybody happy for hours.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of plaid75
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney and citric hops and a slightly toasted malt.

The taste offered an initial burst of citrusy hops that transitioned into a prickly pine on the tongue. A husky pale malt rounded out the flavor.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a very tasty alternative to the lighter summer offerings.

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Photo of auxiliary
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - Golden color with a small head and some lace thtat stuck.

smell - Has a citrus smell to it. Some malts and hops too.

taste - Malt and hops here with a citrus bitter kick to it.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Nice balance but has a bitter taste to it too.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-cask 6/26/08 at Doherty's East Ave. Irish Pub, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is quite it bit stronger than most cask ales that I've had. It's very fruity and hoppy, along with some caramelized malts in the background.

T: Just like the smell, the taste hits with strong burst of hops bitterness and citrus & caramel sweetness up front. It's very obvious that the hops and citrus flavors are much stronger in the cask version than the regular version. The malt character is hearty. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, nice representation of style, I like what the cask does for this beer and I usually don't care for casked IPA's, this is a beer that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Not an outstanding looking brew but it poured a two finger head, quickly receding and then a nice lace around the perimeter till complete. Clear orange-amber without the trub in the bottom.

S: This is one of the best smelling brews I've come across in the summer ale category. I'm not sure what kind of hops they added in the aroma portion of the brew, but it's outstanding. Unfortunately, it's the best thing about this brew.

T: Really good. For a summer ale, it's great. I can't see this one as being labeled as an IPA. However, I like this one from the brewers at Coastal Extreme.

M: Not too shabby. Maybe a bit more on the carbonation side. It may be better on tap.

D: Nice. This one could go down smoothly over a day of fishing on the Narragansett. However, the neck sticker and body artwork don't match...that's not what we're reviewing though, right?

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great head that leaves a dome while receding. Lots of foamy lace on the glass, leaves superb rings. Beautiful copper color; nearly clear.

The aroma lands more on the caramel side of things. Nearly no hop nose.

Far more bitter than the smell would indicate. I like the malt base even though it is in the background; it has a crystal malt flavor but remains very dry. The hop is of the peppery kind and lingers for a long time in the swallow and aftertaste. Rich body with an appropriate level of carbonation.

What makes a beer a "summer" ale? This is one of the far more full-bodied and flavorful than most. It doesn't fit into the "crisp and refreshing" category, but it is an excellent beer.

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Photo of beer4colin
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap @ Union Brewhouse

Pours a typical UBH pour with very scant head. Crystal clear with copper highlights.

Clean, light hop aroma with a hint of lemon.

Very soft upfront leads to a nice hoppy, bubbly finish. A bit bitter and a bit alcohol burn.

Overall, a very acceptable quaff for the summer. I will need to test side by side with other offerings but IMO, given the decent ABV, this will make my Sumer list this year.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a long-lasting, small, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of citrus and floral notes with touches of caramel.

T - It tasted of roasted malt and sweet citrus. It had a mild hop bite and a spicy kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied ale.

D - This is a good IPA. I like the fact that they call it a summer ale. When I bought it I was expecting a wheat beer.

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Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2" offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a smooth, bisquity scent along with a mild hop aroma that blends well. The taste is good. It has a really flavorful malt taste that boasts of pale, bisquit, and carapils malts. It's extremely smooth. The hop content is great. It's quite bitter with loads of hop flavor as well. The mouthfeel is great also. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a really good IPA. I love the bisquit flavor and the hop content.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As stated before this probably the only Summer Ale that is an IPA. That said this is a good IPA. Nice color and nice mellow hop taste and smell. I would rate this as an above average American IPA and I think Coastal is doing a good job with their beers.

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Photo of Sam21
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with lots of visible carbonation. Nice big white head with fantastic retention. Recedes very slowly and leaves sheet lacing in its wake.

Smell - Lots of citrus and tropical fruit in the nose. Sweet caramel in the background. Smelly juicy.

Taste - Light bready and caramel malt flavors up front fade into a citric hop finish. Lots of delicious hop flavors add complexity to the beer. Malt profile reminds me of a good pale ale. It adds nice depth. Moderately bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with an almost thick and chewy consistency. Very very smooth and cream across the tongue. I like that this is a smooth beer, but the thickness makes it a little more dense and filling.

Drinkability - Picked up a 6-pack of this while on vacation in Rhode Island and am pleasantly surprised. An all around good IPA and a great refreshing and juicy summer beer. Definitely not your typical "light and fluffy" summer ale.

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Photo of albern
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We are really pushing the definition of a summer ale with this beer. I think the IPA label is about right. This isn't a summer ale by any stretch. The beer pours a clear nice copper amber color with some head and retention. The aroma is pure resiny hop, some sweet malts, some florals, but mostly just really powerful hops. The smell is quite good. There is a freshness date on the label.

The taste is a combination of oily and estery hops, the good, and some very biting and bitter tea like hops, the not so good. The hops in this beer are a bit overpowering. There is a creaminess to the beer, and some bready malts underneath, but the hops prevail. This is a medium bodied beer, with a fairly bitter watery mouthfeel. The aftertaste is modest as is the carbonation. This is a fairly good IPA, not the best, but still good. I just wish that the brewers would properly label the beers to avoid mistaken perceptions about what you are buying.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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