rajendra82 (1034) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The murky amber pour was topped with a huge head, and as it rose up rapidly, I ended up spilling this a bit. The head stayed around for a while, looking like beige whipped cream topping the liquid. The smell was quite hoppy, despite being masked by the foam. There were aromas of grapefruit, pine, and hay with every sniff. The taste was very much in line with the West Coast roots of the beer. It was bitter from the start, with a grapefruit pith backbone. There were also notes of pine tar, tangerine, and a hint of pepper. This was a hop-head’s wet dream realized. The finish was mineral laden and drying. The aftertaste lingered on for quite a long time after each sip. The body felt light and lacked the stickiness found in many other DIPAs. If you are craving some piney hops, this is the beer to get.
teamsale (132) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a fairly clear dark gold with a small head and decent lacing. Smells a weak floral citrus. Tastes fine, above average, cut below top notch with slight medicine alcohol prominent. Finishes with a nice level of bitterness and a respectable aftertaste.
demannu (350) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 1/4/16. Deep hazy golden color with a lot if visible carbonation. Small fluffy white head. Resin and pine with some citrus fruit. Unfortunately flavor doesnt bring the same love. Lacks complexity and flair. Rather average taste for an ipa.
charule (2122) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haymarket. Poured haze amber with white head. Aroma light fruity pine. Light carb med bod. Taste bitter resinous pine.
Cristobal37 (730) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity hoppy aroma. Heavy heavy ipa. Big hops really bitter. If you want a face slappin ipa this is it. At 8.5% its one to drink a small glass of. Really good.
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear yellow orange with small white head. Aroma fresh citrus and floral hops. Medium body with light carbonation and touch of alcohol. Strong citrus and tropical flavors with some spice and malt balance but mostly hoppy and bitter, quite nice.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours crystal clear straw with a lovely white head which billows and looks almost marshmallow like in it’s volume and density. Aroms is nice resiny hops which grassy, summer notes which invite you to drink this on a very hot day (as per the label). Unfortunately I can only assume this was on old bottle as the hop flavours promised in the aroma were not present and as this is not a particularly malty IIPA (I find the malty ones tend to retain their hoppiness better) it was just like a normal IPA with a few aspirins dissolved in. Over active carbonation and the flavour just wasn’t there. Knowing Port Brewing’s commitment to IPAs this must have been an old bottle and I for one am very disappointed but will try again when I can be guaranteed freshness.
zinneke (204) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing fresh hop aroma. Tangerine, melon, passion, resin, malts. Taste is medium bitter, nice agrum finish. Lovely.
Swaroga (2021) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight forward overwhelming bitterness with notes of resin and grapefruit peel. Body is medium thick with medium carbonation. Good head. I drunk the hole thing with pleasure but it wasn’t about sublimity or compromise at all. Which is good.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at American Comedy Company. Seeing Dana Carvey. Golden orange pour with a nice fluffy head. Aromas of fruit. Peaches and citrus. Grass and grapefruit flavors with a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.
Claves77 (218) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perfect golden hue with thin 1 finger lace. Chinook hops, strong nose, balanced. Big hop taste. Ok overall.