TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler fill from Pinocchio’s. Clear yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is grapefruit, orange, toffee and dough. Crisp medium body with zesty carb. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple and cantaloupe. Moderately bitter piney finish. Beautifully balanced and fruity.
jmm635 (938) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber in color with a slightly orange hue. White head with some sticky lacing. Aroma is very clean, full of citrus hops. A bit more malt flavor when it reaches the tongue, but not too much. Easy to drink at over 8%.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow-orange pour with a lots of bubbles. Mild grapefruit aroma. Herbal with basil notes. Dry citrus hops with grapefruit. Lots of overpowering bitterness to finish. It really lingers on the tongue and was a bit too much for me.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capones. Nice bright cloudy yellow with thin head. Typical clean crisp IPA flavor. Enjoyable but not a stand out for me.
MeadMe (1456) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ratebeer Winter Gathering.
A: Pours a nice vibrant orange with a very small head. No retention or lace.
S: Aromas of nice sweet orange subtle grapefuit with nice sweet caramel malt notes.]
T: Sweet citrus hops more orange than grapefruit. Nice sweet candy malt with waves of grass coming in and out.
M: Medium in body, smooth
D: Good, pretty tasty treat.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 Draft at Teresa’s with James. Pours a light hazy orange with a modest, lacy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, nectar, peach, apricot, pear, and hops. Medium bodied with a juicy, well-balanced mouthfeel. Finishes with a bitter kick on the back of the tongue. Awesome Imperial IPA from Port Brewing.
Bottle. Multiple times, but this re-rate is dated March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, 2012. Pours an electric, glowing orange with an initially fat white, frothy head which slowly fades, leaving a small puff atop the brew. Aroma is fresh lemon peel, subtle mango, funky floral hops, some soft malty. bready sweetness and very soft notes of yeast in the backgroud. Flavor is fresh all around; oranges, grapes, and slight pineapple. Really great IPA.
vtafro (4828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Orange pour with white head. Citrus, pine resins, tropical fruit notes. Grapefruit, pine and citrus flavors, very well done.
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Draft at Teresa’s with Patrick. Pours a light golden body with slight haze. Aroma is grapefruit. Mouthfeel is nice, medium feeling, with notes of grapefruit, apricot, peaches, and fresh hop...finishes bitter on the back of the tongue. Delicious.
agl108 (908) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Teresa’s. Poured hazy orange with solid white lacing. Floral nose. Crisp citrus fruits dominate the flavor profile. Grapefruit, tangerine, and peach present. Medium bodied. Sessionable and I love it. Port Brewing gets it done again.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served (@TJ’s) in a snifter.
Pour revealed a orange/lemon color with a smallish white head. There was a sticky lacing all the way through. While there was some pine, the nose is a VERY strong punch of piney hops and citrus - oranges, lemons, mango, apricot and grapefruit. As is often the case, this was served too cold and I had to let it sit. The taste is a hop explosion with the citrus that was so strong in the nose taking a backseat. There is some honey/mango/malt sweetness but, even as it warmed, it wasn’t quite able to overcome the dry, hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium and sticky. Carbonation is good. I didn’t notice any warming - no hints of the 8.5%. This is quite refreshing, although I wouldn’t call it balanced. Doubt I could drink a lot of this a one sitting but, all-in-all, it’s a very good West Coast style IPA.