bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer from Port Brewing! Tried this right after Pliny the Elder. This one is stronger and not as smooth but a great tasting brew no doubt.
Ratman197 (10328) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a cloudy orange with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, pine, orange peel and apricot. Palate was medxium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine resin, grapefruit and light orange with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8 oz pour at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido, California. Pour is orange golden small white head. A bunch of carbonation bubbles. Aroma of not too much, some earthy straw, some sweetness, some bitter hop. Taste is bright bitter hops, bright sweetness, and a sharp acidic element thatís a bit odd, and really dominates. Palate is medium, mouth coating, then a weird chemical dryness. Overall a little strange.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky tawny amber brown body with an off white head. Pine, citrus, tangy grapefruit, and dusty floral notes. Moderate malty caramel bill i could do without. Ten percent ah that explains a lot as iím now 3/4 thru the bomber. Well iím not sure it was better than last years but iíll be passing on a side by side comparison. To bad its not hop dominated oh well.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to stefanje. poured a hazy light gold with a white head and some lace. aroma was pine, grapefruit, alcohol, and citrus. flavor was the same with some added sweetness. full and slick body. very enjoyable, thanks stefan!!
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange/red pour with a two finger off-white head, good retention and nice looking lace. Caramel malty sweet aroma with notes of citrus (orange and grapefruit, a little pine). Flavor is the bitter hops supported by just enough caramel and alcohol sweetness, bitterness drops off somewhat in the finish. Orange and lemon with a dash of grapefruit. Mouthfeel consists of a creamy, medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes a little hot - at 10% ABV that is expected. Nicely done overall.
Aubrey (3455) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rusty gold with a thin head. Full on the tongue with nippy warmth. Rich malts, with toast, anise, toffee and yeasty dough. Bold, complex hop elements. Very flowery, piney and citrusy (orange, lemon, grapefruit). Alcohol was noticeable and hot. Nice level of bitterness. Big and ballsy DIPA.
joeneugs (3556) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange pour with a nice aroma of pine, peach, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, sweet caramel, and alcohol. It has a very small off white head and little carbonation. The taste is thick, alcoholic and sweet, kind of like their other double IPAís. I tasted caramel, peach, tropical fruit and a big piney finish with the alcohol burning the throat. Hate to say it, but I was a little dissapointed in this brew from a great brewer. I would have liked a tad more carbonation and less solvent like alcohol. Still pretty nice though.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to ericandernavy. murky amber with a cream head. wet grapefruity hops on the nose. nice mouthfeel with a smooth citrus hop flavor and a nice bitterness.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I scream underrated! Odd for Port Brewing. Anyways......A cloudy orange appearance with a white head. The aroma contains alot of pine as well as oranges and lemons. The flavor is like an orangesicle (remember those?) I loved em. Some pine and lemons in there as well. This is perfectly balanced. Overall a kick ass IIPA!