doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought Tomme said this was Pale Ale... Pours deep amber with a thin offwhite head and some lace. Smells dark and resiny, citrusy hoppy, slightly grassy. Hoppy! Tastes resiny, syrupy hoppy, pretty bitter with some sweetness as well. Woooo, hoppy. Nice. Full syrupy body, could use some more carbonation of course.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: An aggressive super-sweet-super-bitter Double IPA. Pleasantly brutal when fresh.
How: Bottle 22oz. A few times. Much better fresh.
The look: Cloudy dirty orange body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is one-size fits all west-coast hoppy beer with oranges, citrus fruits, coniferous trees, etc. Taste starts off as a bit too sweet with a lot of sugary honey and a little caramel but the truckload of hops quickly balance it out. Hops-related flavours coniferous, tree bark, pine-tree, dry oranges, citrus. Bitterness is sharp and intense, almost abrasive. Alcohol is a little too apparent for my taste but not bothersome. I drank a bottle fresh and really enjoyed it. I drank another bottle late in september ) and I didnít enjoy it as much (less crisp, more sugary, more boozy) so Iím entering my old notes on a fresher bottle for this rating. Enjoy now, this beer is nose diving quicker than a Taliban Airline Boeing full of infidels.
GJF (1513) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Itís becoming a fairly standard west coast flavor profile: lots of carmel sweetness balanced with a ton of grassy hops, a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Sweet, fruity,and hoppy. Donít get me wrong: no problem with me if this is become a standard style.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bottle. Purchased at the Bullfrog Brewery - Williamsport, PA. Flickr(http://www.flickr.com/photos/26049401@N0 Very juicy and heavily spicy hop aroma. Some goldings-like celery character, which unfortunately makes me think the hop aroma profile is a bit aged. Some classic Port house yeast musk. Pours a really murky orange, with an opalescent golden fringe and a supremely dense creamy dingy-snow colored head. Flavor begins alcoholic, aided by a creamy texture. Starts off on some spicy hop notes, moves quickly to hot alcohol, then some yeast, before a celery-seed and dust finish. What happened? Whereís the luxurious tropical fruit juiciness, the pineyness or the just plain solid hop character. I feel like Iím drinking a 4 year old Bigfoot thatís hot. A little sticky in the finish, despite a fighting try from the hops and the alcohol. Ugh. Not my favorite IIPA.
lefossoyeur (587) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep golden-amber. Typical west coast nose, with citrus and pine notes. Full bodied, alcohol is well hidden, chewy with a massive dose of hops. Very tasty and dangerously easy drinking for a 10% beer.
Not the most complex IIPA of the Port line up, but a really fine and classic example.
Would love to try it again...
tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 1702. Hoppy, rich beer with quite a bit of hoppiness. Slightly bitter but very enjoyable
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A murky and hazy light brown amber color with a tan head. Sweet and spicy pine, spiced, and grapefruit aroma. Thick and delightful on the palate, bitter and dry with a long hoppy finish. Tasty but intense.
acearl (496) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice 200th...Amber hue with creamy tan tasting head, great lacing, citrus resin smell with some fresh bread, medium body and bubbles, no ntense bitterness or overl lasting hops, pine and earth, slight sweetness minorly syrupy , high in alcohol but donít get it too much in taste, very drinkable for a strong double ipa, not too complex therefore; not too many flavors, would love to have again, like most west coast IPAs, especially Port Brewing and this one is good.
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was fresh cut pine, some sweetness and earthy too. Flavor was nice somewhat fresh pine with some light fruit notes balancing out the imense malty sweetness. Hides the alcohol very well too.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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 itís 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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