thicksuds (416) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour, very nice foam, smells floral and citrus, seems like it is going to be a hop bomb.
And...it is, very potent hop bomb, not as much as you’d expect up front, lacking a bit on the malt side of things, but the hops on the back end are very nice and intense. One of the more bitter DIPAs I have had, but does stack up with the highest of quality. Not too boozy which is nice.
All in all, very solid, another great IPA from Port Brewing.
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark red, loose beige head. Big piney, citrusy aroma. Very tasty - Piney resin and some earthy note, plus maybe some red wine flavors in there, too. Dry, crisp finish. Some sweet caramel notes as it warms. On tap, Taco Mac Metropolis.
Camons (5793) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Falling Rock. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, orangepeel. Taste is bitter orangepeel, pine, resin, melon, mongo, lots of fruity hops, very nice. Medium body and corbonation, long bitter finish. Very nice hoppy and bitter IIPA, but still very drinkable. 040311
SSSteve (3751) - - MAR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. cloudy orange with large, fluffy, white head. peachy, white grapefruit, lemon, orange aroma. medium-full bodied with lots of carbonation bite. bright. flavors are bitter grapefruit and orange mostly. malt flavors are not as strong as the fullish body would suggest. some notes of vanilla cake.
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome beer from Port! Nose is all cannabis-ey, with notes of pine and grapefruit. Flavor is lightly bitter, grassy, floral. Excellent!
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 This is the medicine I recommend for hop heads that have had a recent bitter disappointment in their beer. Wow! If you want a bitter slap in the face. This beer nails it. Massively bitter! Killer! Yeah Baby!
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Petaluma Market. Pours a deep, slightly hazy, orange-amber color; textured, foamy off-white head with excellent retention and lacing; nice-looking pour. Dense, dank aroma showing plenty of soft-edged orange and lemony hoppiness; nicely forward; a modest sugared sweetness behind things. Medium-full body; medium carbonation; some light, vinous alcohol presence and warmth, but nothing rough; certainly a big beer, but well handled. Huge amounts of orange notes here (seemingly a fair amount of Amarillo, but I’m always hesitant to guess) along with a more assertive lemony citrus bitterness as well (Centennial? - see, I was lying above); some modest fruitiness from the candied malt core and the yeast; balanced overall, with any core sweetness well tempered by the hops and the alcohol. Pleasant to drink, with some tongue-numbing bitterness and lightly prickly alcohol keeping things lively. Long-lasting finish of citrus, oranges, and modest emerging toastiness; reasonably balanced at the far end of things.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a bright white foamy head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is huge floral, piney, citrus hop notes, dank nugs. Palate stings and leaves the tongue hop blasted, bitterness in the swallow is refreshing and juicy. Flavors of citrus hop notes, fresh grass, juicy mangoes. Total hop bomb.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a thick, rocky white head. Orange and grapefruit aroma really jumps out of the glass. The flavor is fairly dry - just a tiny hint of sweetness - but it has a thick, almost creamy mouthfeel and a lingering grapefruit-pith hop bitterness on the finish.
HughConway (785) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Pours copper gold with white head, nicely laced. Nice hop aroma, taste is hop bitter with only a slight sweet at the end. Agree with others it’s a little overly bitter. Still a nice brew.