kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks and smells like a decent double IPA. It fails for me in the bitter/flavor hop balance. Needs more flavor hops while the bitter works straight through each sip. Malts are well balanced underneath, but bland in overall complexity.
Melnis (207) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very balanced DIPA,as expected great hops aroma. Will try again and again if it will be available. Color: amber.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber with nice head. Beautiful floral, citrus, and somewat grassy hop aroma. Very smooth but very powerful floral, resiny, and citrus hop taste. Very subdued bitterness. Showcases the hops extremely well.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is light but filled with the smell of citrus and pine.Appearance is a golden/ orange color that pours with a white thin head that only lasts for a short time. The carbonation is great and the taste is very well balanced. The alcohol is hidden completely and the most prominent flavors are that of hops and a light malt backbone. Wonderful beer, I have been liking Port Brewings beer quite a bit as of late and I hope they continue with the large amount of port/ lost abbey beers
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Papago. Delivers a clear dark amber body with reddish highlights, very small head and not much sticking lace. Sweet nose with a rush of hoppy goodness, notes of pineapple, grapefruit rind and some piney/woody undertones. Medium/light heavy body. Bitter start, smooth bready malt middle, not overbearing with caramel flavors, and finishes with a lingering mild spiced hop finish, which lasts and lasts. Very Nice.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber enjoyed on a warm sunny day. I have heard a lot about Pizza Port and was very excited to see this on the shelf at the liquor store. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge 3.5 finger width white frothy head. The aroma is a bit subtle for a IIPA but is very nice nonetheless. It consists of fresh hops, citrus, malts, and some pine. The taste is an excellent mix of hops, citrus and malt. This is one of the easiest IIPA’s to drink that I have had which is weird with the relatively high alcohol percentage. It finishes with a very pleasant hop bitterness. Overall an exceptional brew! I am excited to try more beer from Port!
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 On tap at Toronado. Dark orange brown color, very clear and no carbonation bubbles, overall not a fantasic appearance. Typical citrus/pine hop aroma, again nothing special. Then the taste.....wow. Extremely clean and crisp, zero alcohol. Very well balanced with semi oily mouthfeel and both bracing bitter, almost harsh hop finish and a nice malt backbone. The beer travels all over the tongue -- smoother, more balanced, more refined than Pliny the Younger, my other top rated IIPA. A total wow experience.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderully floral and earthy, slightly grassy with a light pine smell. A syrupy mouthful with bitter, slightly grainy flavor. A long lasting finish, that retains the hoppy, bitter floral flavor.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent IPA with the full spectrum of hops. Pretty easy to drink, tasted refreshing, not heavy.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extreme as defined by the incredible amount of aromatic hops used. Port Brewing did no focus on anything, literally transporting us into a vortex of grassy, herbal, floral, piney, perfumey, leafy nose saturating hops. More than adequate malt base gives it the necessary caramel, cookie and honey sweetness to deal with it. The blending of both monsters create a fruity and surprisingly smooth animal of litchi, tropical fruits, apricot and pepper that takes life in the form of a medium and slick body, of surprisingly engaging carbonation. Strong alcohol accentuates the oily resin feel, but the carbonation dealt with it gracefully. A masterful execution of a too good to be true undertaking. Thanks Bartzilla!