JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 4th Anniversary. Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite fruity. Sort of a tropical mango, orange and grapefruit nose. Very lean and light bodied. Fresh and citrusy with a lingering pine hoppiness. Dry finish with a bracing bitterness. Really damn solid.
3rd Anniversary. Hazy golden amber pour. Thick sticky white head. The nose is intensely hoppy. Rich sweet hopiness with loads of tropical mango/papaya and light citrus and pine as well. Sweet light pale malts on the back. Quite fresh tasting and although it’s high gravity the booziness is kept pretty much in check, as is the sweetness. Big and fresh with a lot of heavy bitterness. Lingering flavour of pine. I like it.
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brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
full of body, full of flavor, full of bitterness, definitely a IIPA. Great beer, great craft. This beer has so much body its almost chewy.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from armanetti’s on Lincoln in Chicago. Clear orange with small beige head. Aroma is nice citrus, alc, pretty potent and resiny but a lot perfume at the same time. Flavor is pine and resin with a lot of burn and just plain alc, yeast as well. Medium and light carbonation, a little syrupy. I’m not sure exactly what happened with this beer but alc is just a little too much.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by darkguardian @ otakuden’s Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours orangish color with white head. Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Flavors are pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with very scant white head. Very hoppy and bitter, but smooth and well balance. Nice beer.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to NYbeer. Pour is dark cloudy red with a large lightly reddish head. Aroma (not surprisingly) is huge hops. Pine and citrus hops, some spiciness, nice caramel malt backbone and some faint floral notes. Flavor is true to nose with huge hop character up front along with a nice malty middle and a lingering hop finish. Not an overly complex DIPA but certainly solid. I would have liked a bit more citrus in it. Already starting to lose some of what i imagine it once had, I’d drink it now if you have one.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy coppy color with nice big off-white head. Grapruit all over the nose. Nice big hit of hops at the start, but followed up by a more than healthy dose of roasted malt. Really can feel and taste the alcohol in this one, makes it almost chewy with the hops that finish it out.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin et d’agrumes avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2591)
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is crystal clear golden with an off white creamy head. Good retention good lacing. Smells of pine resin, pineapple, (guava?), pepper, spice maybe even a little cinnamon. This beer is enormously complex. Taste is sweet and rich with a big bitter hoppy finish I have come to except from Port Brewing. Coats the mouth well without leaving an oily residue. A terrific IPA.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holy Crap It’s got Carbonation! Pours a really nice hazy copper with a large thick head. Aroma of C hops and some malt. Flavor is sharply bitter, heavy on the sweetness and loads of alcohol presence. This is kind of a mess because of the heat from the alcohol and the sharp bitterness.