STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. glass bottle- color of gold, with a good tan head - nose of hops, grapefruit, and biscuit – clean taste of tar, resin, chardonnay?, and sweet biscuits - body is medium light, oily and with medium high carbonation –clean aftertaste of, hops, some oil, and slight malt
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nearly opaque orangy amber with medium white head. Aroma is full of hops, pine and citrusy with a hint of some weird urine type smell. Flavor is moderately bitter but full of sweet malts. Finish is on the shorter side but pleasantly bitter and hoppy. Good IPA.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange amber with a thick creamy off white head and sticky lacing.
Strong aroma oc citrus and hops and pine.
Flavor is medium powered hopps and citrus with a nice bitter hoppy finish.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Cloudy amber/orange pour with frothy white head. Citrus aroma. Nice balance between hops and sweet malt flavors. Also picked up some flavors of chalk and mustard seed. Citrus finish.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Poured a fairly hazy straw color with a half-finger head that laced the glass nicely. Aroma was rich with sweet caramel malts and classic American hops, mostly Cascade. The flavor was similarly classic. Mouthfeel was very creamy. Moderately bitter; perfect for an IPA. Wish Port would open an east coast brewery (NC!). A very nice, classic American IPA!
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. thanks to my Secret Santa for this. Pours a golden orange with a tall fluffy head. Citrus, grapefruit, and caramel nose. It seems though a touch off with a earthy green notes. Decently bitter. Fruity, toffee, with a touch of chocolate and the pine, grapefruit, and earthy hops around it. The earthiness seems a bit off still, but decent none the less.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, straw color with a just off-white head. Big citrus hop aroma; oranges, grapefruit and lemon. Slight caramel malt aromas as well. There’s a sweet maltiness that hits at first sip but the overwhelming bitterness overtakes it almost instantly. Tons of grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish. I’d say this beer is a classic west-coast IPA.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with gynormous head that dies down quick and laces thick. Smells of citrus, floral hops, rind, mild grapefruit. Tastes as is smells with a nice malt balance. Big hops but all flatened out. Hoppy rind bitterness finishes and lingers slightly. Medium to light feel with great carbonation and zero ABV presence. Another awesome brew from Port and another awesome IPA from the west coast.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a medium white head. Strong and pleasant citrus and hoppy aroma. Flavor is very hoppy, with a nice grapefruit bitterness to it. Pine finish. A very nice IPA.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy amber color. Nice white head with medium sized bubbles. Smells great, citrus and hops. Pretty much your standard West Coast SD style IPA. Tastes of hops, of course, but also more sweetness on the finish than you’d normally find in an IPA. Palate is eh, its alright. Nothing to write home about. A little watery for lack of any better terminology. Overall, this is not my favorite IPA by a long shot but this is a beer that I could still drink all day and night.