Newport Storm India Point Ale | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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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!

Added by Jason on 09-11-2012

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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by a0lbudman:
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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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 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 TTripp725
2.07/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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 MrUse
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bbudnik
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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 whatname
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kochiss
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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 JohnFatAss
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoogle
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of GFish
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a beige/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts. Taste is caramel malts, some pine, herbal notes, very little bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an alright beer, but lacking in punch. Drinks more like an English IPA than an American one.

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Newport Storm India Point Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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