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Newport Storm India Point AleNewport Storm India Point Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
After 13 years of brewing excellence, we deemed it time to produce a year round IPA style. Because a well made, well balanced IPA is a work of art, we took our time with this one and added our own local spin onto it. First we needed a substantial malt backbone to not only create the 6.5% abv, but to compliment later lupulin additions. Heavy doses of Munich Malt and Cara malt help to add body, mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness. Canadian wheat malt also lends to the great foam and head retention. 5 different hops are added at 7 different times in this brew, and the majority of the massive, complicated, but delightful hop profile is derived from Columbus and Cascade hops from the kettle boil (bittering, flavor, and aroma additions). The real icing on this masterpiece, however, comes from literally searching the near and far: Brewmaster Derek Luke married Annie Sherman, a Kiwi citizen in late 2011, visiting New Zealand for their honeymoon. Upon return, Derek came back raving of the legendary Motueka hop. Craving to satiate the “near and far desire”, this hop is added in conjunction with Chinook hops grown right here in RI from Ocean State Hop farms during the lengthy dry hopping process. The result: A fantastic IPA 100% produced locally with local hops, yet worldly in its own right!

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Photo of scotorum
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Another from the latest beer shipment. Even though this brewery is in a state nexdoor to mine, I can't recall seeing any of their products in my state.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Clear amber/copper with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Light pine resin

t: Follows the nose over a bready malt base with a moderate hop bite. Dry to bitter finish. Later some pleasant spice notes develop.

m; Medium, good body and heavy carbonation tingle.

o; A good substantial pale ale, drinkable and flavorful. Actually improves as it warms.

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Photo of ryanoh401
4.93/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not a huge IPA drinker, this is really an IPA focused on the malts rather than the hops, if you don't like to be kicked in the teeth with bitterness this is the IPA for you-- tastes good. Awesome creamy finish.

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Photo of tempest
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a more balanced IPA with caramel malts stepping up around the juicy citrus (gets a little tangerine like) before the bitter finish rushes in. Perfectly nice.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this from Weis Beer Café in Mechanicsburg, enjoyed chilled in a glass.

The color is cloudy amber with thick off white head with fine bead and thick lace sticks. The smell is malty with a light yeast fruitiness and slight herbal aroma from the hops. The feel is malty up front with medium high carbonation and light bitterness mid palate with mostly dry finish.

The taste is lightly bitter at first with slight diacetyl flavor and piney hops w/ a slight yeast fruitiness more to the middle with stone fruit quality and gently grassy hop taste with finish on the dry side. I consider this a standard IPA, not great..it has a sort of English influence with yeast prominent in the flavor.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden amber color. Aroma is Hoppy with malty notes. Flavor has bitter hops up front with a malty bread like finish. Drinks pretty clean but overall its a pretty middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clean amber with finger off white head, good retention, spotty lace. There's some mild citrus and fruit in the aroma but mostly but mostly sweet bready caramel malt. Taste starry malty sweet but a solid pine and grapefruit punch comes in to even things out. Still ends up on the malty side but more balanced than I expected based on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium and a little creamy. Overall decent IPA, big malt met by big pine.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky, medium amber, producing 2 fingers of beige, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves streaks & webs of lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel malt, earthy, grapefruit, melon, spicy & pine hops. Taste is toasty & earthy, caramel malt forward, followed by grapefruit, tropical fruit, spice & a hint of pine hops. Off balanced as it starts & finishes more malty than hoppy. Aftertaste is toast, caramel malt, resinous pine bitter, lightly astringent with fruity hints & the only portion of the sip that is more hoppy than malty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, clean, juicy & lightly drawing.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
1.32/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Newport Storm India Point Ale.

Always willing to give an out of state up and comer a chance as you never truly known what make take the grown on a personal basis. You can all suck on whichever brewer you'd like, but that ain't my style yo.

Look - Pours a deep moderate amber with a two finger slightly off white head that after a minute or so died down to a film around the glass with a strong top. Carbonation is on medium as is typical with these guys. No sediment and a ' best by 9/31/15 date '. Barely any lacing. Matter of fact..looks kinda dead at this point. 3.

Smell - Woooooohooooooooo. A simcoe/summit hop bomb with this one and there isn't an excuse to be made for it. Strong rank hops with a garlic and onion top. NOT off to a good start with this one. 1.5

Taste - Oh lawd Satan in hell. Starts off with the two aformentioned hops and is met by a very stale grain flavor. The cat piss is all over the mouth followed by a big ass onion left to savor in the sun then put on the tongue. 1.5

Feel - Medium bodied with zero creamimess and dead carbonation. Ahhh.... 1.75.

Overall - Is this what you guys put up with in Rhode Island? I mean, for fucks sake I've had past date Michigan pale ales that destroyed this thing on ANY given day. I think I deserve a few beer karma points for managing somehow to put this thing down my gullet. I feel so bad in fact, that I'm gonna crack your Porter next to see how bad it is. And if it sucks consider some Two Hearted Ale in large canned packs on their way to save you all. Worst IPA of all time 1.5.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked some up from the brewery:

Appearance: A nice, pretty amber-orange color, with a thick, sudsy white head. Lots of tiny bubbles rising from the center of the glass, and a bit hazy.

Smell: Not as pronounced as it perhaps should be....I got a lot of malt and biscuit, with a little bit of pine. Solid, but not great. Not much citrus or juicy-ness at all.

Taste: An improvement over the smell..sweetness from the malt followed up by a solidly juicy and tropical middle, and finishes bitter. Some passionfruit on the end too; a really nice flavor overall.

Feel: Crisp, with a lightish medium body for an IPA, and lots of lingering stickiness on the palate.

Overall: I tend to overlook Newport Storm when it comes to drinking RI beer, but this is a very solid IPA. For the price point ($8.99/6) its a really nice brew.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving small patches of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin are present in the nose along with notes of caramel malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of piney hops with notes of citrus hops and underlying caramel malts as well has hints of herbal hops. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather balanced between the malts and hops and tastes like an East Coast IPA. The hops lend lots of complexities to the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear bright shiny copper body, plenty of carbonation streams, topped by three fingers of multi-level off-white foam. Drippy lace.

Very mild citrus aroma.

Firm semi-sweet caramel foundation. Light fruity middle. Little bitter nip at the swallow. Tingly finish.

Smooth light-medium mouthfeel.

An okay middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, day 11 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Freshest before January, so best that this wasn't at the tail end of the 24 days, eh?

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden apricot amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some skewed bike chain lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet bready, biscuity, and a tad pastry-like caramel malt, candied orange, a more bitter grapefruit pithiness, a bit of gooseberry, lemongrass, and further floral, piney hops. The taste is rather bitter grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit, a reduced, but still steady biscuity caramel malt, a twinge of hard toffee, wheat grain, and yet more leafy, kind of perfumed hops.

The carbonation is a bit peppy at times, and generally sturdy, the body a decently rounded medium weight, and mostly smooth, those bitter hops making a bit of ingress here. It finishes off-dry, the biscuity caramel and edgy wheat malt still doing all they can to parry the persistent bitter fruity and flora-based hop esters.

A pleasantly balanced IPA, the complexity of both malt and hop not gone unnoticed. I'd like to give this one a go right off the bottling line, because, despite its near old-age, it's still pretty robust and tasty. The price to be paid for secrecy, I suppose.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Resiny hop aromas up front. Reminiscent of freshly sliced oranges , fresh lemon zest, and light honey blossom. There is a slight honey sweetness to it. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Deep hazy amber pour with effervescence noted. Huge mousse-like off-white head that retains very well. Light golden edges and some stick lacing on the glass.

Flavor: Strong biscuity and bread-like malt base followed by some earthy hop bitterness to balance. Moderate grapefruit-like hop flavors persist and keep the strong biscuit malt base in balance. No fruity esters- clean fermentation profile. Balance is nearly even but the hop bitterness holds the slight edge. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is long and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No warmth or creaminess noted. Slightly oily due to hops. There is a slight hop-derived astringency which I find pleasant.

Overall impression: A malt-forward, East coast IPA. I prefer mine lighter with much more aggressive American hops in the aroma and flavor. This drinks more like an American Amber to me. Still, it's well made and one pint is enjoyable.

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Photo of VampiricRogue
4.65/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I stumbled upon this beer while in Newport for a wedding. I enjoyed it so much I went for a tasting the next day. Really fell in love with it. It reminds me a lot of a Stone IPA or Dogfish head. Sadly they don't sell in NJ yet, so I had to buy a few cases to take home.

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Photo of CorvetteMike
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber color, 2 finger head, dissolves slowly.

S: Orange rind, grapefruit, hoppy, and slight malt presence.

T: Orange rind, grapefruit, hoppy, and some bitterness. Has a lingering after-taste that gives its character. Very enjoyable taste that is well balanced.

M: Smooth, medium body, some carbonation, and lingering after-taste.

O: Has an enjoyable taste, well balanced IPA. Will purchase more in the future or return to the Brewery for more samples of their beers.

Another wonderful local beer.

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Photo of Thads324
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with no freshness notched off the notch area. Cap reads "first rule of beer club, don't talk about beer club.
Pours a deep honey gold, with big pillowing white head that never leaves the top of the glass. aggressive bubbles flying all over. very nice. lots of lacing.

aroma is very sweet. caramel malts, orange creamsicle and some slight grassy hops.

taste begins with a mixture of sweet bready malts, caramel and pine hops. Bitterness quickly follows, overflowing all over the tongue and zapping the buds to life. citrus hops, grass, mild pine, and lime zest. there is a solid caramel sweetness that holds the bitterness in check, and balances the varying hop flavors well. an overall earthiness to the entire hop profile that melds nicely with the sweet malts for a pleasant finish that is both bitter and a bit creamy.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and vibrant. zingy hop bitterness that lingers. solid but not overdone carbonation.

I picked this up on a whim and am very pleasantly surprised. Finally a unique single ipa that is tasty and drinkable and very enjoyable. I'll be buying this again, just hoping that it is notched for freshness this time...

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Photo of marrisotter
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one at Shannon View Inn in Warwick RI

Poured crystal clear with a thin layer of bubbles--if anything a tad undercarbonated. Small stream of tight thin bubbles rising from imperfections and nicks in the pint glass. Golden Straw color.

Smell: passion fruit, grapefruity with small citrus notes, pine needles, a little fresh flower tinge, nice estery co2 aroma.

taste: hops right up front, borderline assaultive. The big initial upfront bitterness might be a tad out of balance. It quicky mellows though with some munich/vienna malty characters coming through. Hop pesense dominates the rest of the glass and when the pint is 3/4 empty the aroma is awesome! Well made IPA for sure and an interesting take on this style--its almost "West Coast" but more refined and subtle....

Mouthfeel: could use a tad more body, but its certainly isn't thin by any stretch. Its just got lots of hops in there. Maybe a higher abv beer (this one is mid six) would result in more residual body?

O: Definately an IPA that will find its way into a hop lovers rotation, if not actually become the go-to everyday IPA!!! Nice work!

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/3/12

Appearance: Hazy medium-amber with some orange highlights - pours with a creamy, off-white head, leaves a decent ring and some lacing

Smell: Grassy, weedy hops - not "weedy" as in dank, weedy as in this smells like weeds you'd pull out a garden - not 100%, but I think this aroma is due to the New Zealand hops - beyond the weeds, there are some nice floral citrus aromas, grapefruit rind - nice malt backbone - lightly sweet, with some caramel, lightly toasted

Taste: Better than the aroma - nicely bitter, with some sharp grapefruit peel, pith and pine needles - very dry, lacking anything I would describe as "juicy" - spicy, and very earthy - leafy, herbal - caramel malts, some dry biscuits - asprin-like bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth, nicely carbonated, nicely drinkable

Overall: IPA = "India Point Ale" = 2edgy4me

The aroma is pretty odd, but it tastes good. This is a solid effort from Newport Storm. Perhaps not the "masterpiece" as described by the brewers, but it's worth a try.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/14/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

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

S: The aroma is faint but contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with an earthy hops bitterness. Then a strong caramel and citrus comes in. There’s a hearty malt character that creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date

LOOK: Slightly hazed amber hue, beautiful looking froth

SMELL: Caramel, hop spice, juicy, nutty, floral, orange rind, faint evergreen

TASTE: Creamy, crisp, slick, pungent hop, orange pith, leafy, grassy, bitter, faint bisicuity grain, pear juice, hop resin, grapenuts, drying hoppy finish

Love how this beer separates itself from other IPAs with simply a different assault of hops. After a few sips it quickly grew on me, excellent work here!

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Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lumpy head that leaves plenty of spotty lace. Pale gold color and clear.

Traditional and attractive aroma of pale malts and peppery hop.

The flavor matches the smell but it isn't unique. A clear case of no errors but also not special. Nevertheless, this is a very well-made, tasty IPA that solidly fits the category. Good body with high carbonation.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a hazy, glowing burnt amber hue. Fat bubbles rise in spacious clusters to feed the creamy, frothed cap. Although the head doesn't even start off tall, as it dies, it leaves a full jacket of lacing.

S-To me this smells like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone. Copyright infringement in the nose! Seriously, I get big notes of underripe clementine. Super zesty. Slight pine and plenty of grass. Modest but far from timid is the malt. Sweet animal cracker maltiness.

T-Bitter fresh cut grass and sturdy pine. The aforementioned flavors are the most noticeable and coercive. Underneath the massive bicep of pine and grass lies smoother hoppy notes of citrus. Hops finish semi-sweet and very zesty. Behind the hop is a somewhat malnourished malt set. Sweet dough and cracker.

M-Medium body. Prickly bubbles. High bitterness. Lasting bitterness too. Semi-dry. Booze comes out slightly.

O/D-Rhode Island can apparently brew some muscular IPAs. This was far more abrasive than I would have expected. To keep it simple... I was pleasantly surprised by its machismo.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer is a bright copper hue with fizzy bleached white head of 2 cm foaming up and fading slowly to a sturdy surface layer.

Aroma is rich with grapefruit and pine sap. I do get a bit of grainy caramel malt buried too. Not a punch in the face hop nose, but certainly complex and interesting.

First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation. Easy drinking IPA with smooth texture and crisp finish.
The flavor is briefly sweet malt, caramel primarily, which then rolls to pine sap and general bitter hop astringency that lingers and dries out my palate after each sip.

This beer is a nice easy drinking IPA that is interesting and hoppy enough to keep you coming back for more, but not a super hop bomb that leaves you unable to taste any other food after drinking it.
A nice addition to Coastal Extreme lineup.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 6 pack (rare for me) at Bottles on the East Side. Decided to have 2 of these in a row. Why not? Sat. night - home alone watching playoff baseball and a horror movie later.

Poured into a Caesar's Palace bomber glass. Nice copper color, somewhat thin head and solid lacing. Right away I can tell I'm going to like this due to the strong piney aroma. The smell carries over nicely to the taste - there's also a profound bitter kick that lingers for quite a while. I recommend sipping this slowly to allow the complex hop flavors to settle in.

Overall a great effort from CEB. A 'hophead" kind of beer. This should take over Hurricane Amber as their flagship beer. I also recommend touring their brewery if you happen to be in the Newport area - always a good time.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Pours a translucent orange-copper hue with a loose, one inch, cream-colored head. Head eventually settles into a solid 1/8th inch cap with delicate webs of lacing revealed as the brew recedes. Pleasant nose - piney with some citrus zest and an earthy quality. Taste consistent with nose with addition of a toasted malt backbone. Finishes with a pleasant, earthy bitterness that gradually dissipates between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a lively carbonation and a slightly oily texture. Overall, a well-balanced and drinkable IPA. I'm glad to see Newport Storm add a solid IPA to their line-up. I think this beer would be fantastic on-cask.

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