thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Vac for this brew! Light pine hop aroma from a hazy golden brown body. Medium to thin palate. THe flavors are light malt and plenty of bitter, pine hops. Very straight forward, and refreshing.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Zug4abby. I have been seeking this one out. Pours a hazy orange with floaties and a diminishing white head. Nice aroma of citrus (orange and grapefruit), honey, and pine. Light texture without being watery in flavor, and a lively fizziness on the tongue. Initial flavor of pale malts that immediately gets overpowered by bitter hops, that are dry and grassy. Citrus flavors come out on the lingering bitter finish. There was not much residual sweetness on this sample, which would really take this to the next level. Still, darn tasty and a solid example of a West Coast IPA. Thanks Abby!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WA Cask Beer Fest ’06. Pours golden. Somewhat light body but extremely drinkable. Taste is piney and orange like. Good IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hasy amber color with a good amount of yeasty chunks and a medium white head. The aroma had a nice amount of hops. Citrus, pine and tangerine. Mildly sweet malt underneath. The flavor starts with some malt then quickly hits you with a good amount of citrus and piney hop. The flavor is on the short side though and the finish is thin. Nice bitterness in the finish. Nice taste and a pretty good IPA.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great hop aroma greets, flavor is also very hop-forward, to the point of imbalance. A very well made and clean beer, but I would like some more backbone to the malt.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of bitter hops in the aroma.Pours a murky medium copper with a large off white head.Caramel malts and citrus hops stand out in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a bitter finish.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA pours an orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral and piney hops, with some malt sweetness. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and very citrusy, lots of herbal and piney hops as well. Lots of hop flavors, and most of the hop bitterness is in the finish. Lots of residual sweetness. Nicely balanced. Good carbonation. This is a nice winter IPA. The 7% alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled bomber. Very good offering here from Port Brewing, this place has some great beer. Nice big hop aroma with a very good pined up spruced up flavor. Good tangy citrus finish and well balanced, easy to drink, maybe to easy, damn, why did I only buy one??!?!?
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
out of bottle. wonderful hop nose. lots citrus with a bit of spruce. flavor tons hops with a little tangy sweet malt behind it. very tasty and refreshing. a damn good ipa
Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 cloudy oatmeal color with a ring of a head. Grapefruit orange and lemon nose. Lemon zest flavor that is doughy. The malt flavor mixes well. Slight burnt finish.
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from the backlog:
dark and yellow with a thin head. smells like rich yellow cake, creamy vanilla hop forward goodness.double ipa like taste without the over sweet flavor, or alcohol dominance. a tasty one that could be had in quantity.
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