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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by smokeypeat on 09-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
48
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
21.05%
 
 
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Photo of smokeypeat
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saw this on the shelf for the first time and picked it up. This is probably my favorite Heavy Seas label yet. I'm a sucker for locally fresh hopped beers and I was intrigued that it was labeled as a porter rather than a IPA which is how I've had every other fresh hopped beer.

Pours a deep chocolate brown into the glass. Head was an aggressive eggshell white but it dissipated fairly quickly. Aromas on this one are intriguing. Getting a lot of nice hop presence up front with some good light citrus notes. At the same time though there is a strong malt biscuity smell with some slight chocolate showing up. Upon tasting the fresh hops really come through up front and linger throughout. Some fresh cut grass, springtime flowers and lemon zest are all present. The characteristic "porter" side of the taste is very muted. I'm not getting any up front roast or chocolate tones. There is definitely some roasted malt balancing the hops but I would call this more of a black IPA than a porter. Mouthfeel is very thin as well for any type of porter, again more of a black IPA feel.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer as something different to have. Really its labeling as a porter style through me more than anything. I could see myself picking it up again while the hops are super fresh.

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Heavy Seas - Hop Harvest Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
3.8 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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