shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 9/17/2007: Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop I.P.A. has a transparent,
vibrant copper orange color with a long-lasting, billowing beige head and some foamy, fluffy lacing. There is a nice flurry of carbonation as well. The aroma is sweet citrusy and pine hops with some underlying toffee maltiness. It smells pretty bitter! A smooth malty sweetness is perfectly balanced by a moderate bitterness. The hop flavors include deep citrus (orange and grapefruit) and pine. This beer is strong and has a medium-full to full body. It is smooth and silky on the palate. This is pretty incredible IPA and that is simply wonderful to drink.
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (7.0% Alc. by Vol.) from realale420. Thanks Brian! Rating #291 for this beer...
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottel as well as on tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. Excellent IPA, hazy color probably due to all the yeasties. Bitter, excellent aroma.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Botttle. This beer pours a slightly murky orange with a striking white thick head and sticky lacing.
The aroma is filled with pine, citrus, earth, and a sweet and fruity malt notes.
The flavor is has a huge hop flavor and bite. Then the malt comes to the rescue with some balance making this beer very drinkable. A well made beer is what it is.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bonus from King G. Great beer. Another IPA that felt more like a IIPA. Great balance of malt and hops. Love the west coast hops!
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from after4ever. Pour is a cloudy yellow, visible carbonation and big, fluffy, white head. Aroma is citrus hop, floral and a presence of biscuity malt. Aroma is mostly the hop, though. Taste is grapefruit tart citrus hop to start, nice balanced malt middle and a fairly long, resiny finish. Nice hop bitterness throughout. Palate is a touch watery, though this did add to its drinkability. Nice everyday IPA, for those with access to this everyday. Thanks for this one, Tom!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Date: December 03, 2005
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head
Aroma: big sweet piney aroma
Flavor: well balanced sweet carmel malt flavor with plenty of hops, nice bitter finish, a fine double IPA
Date: December 01, 2006
Source: pizza port carlsbad
Appearance: dense white head, tons of lace
Aroma: nice sweet citrus aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: great creamy hop flavor, well balanced bitterness, so much better on cask with the hop edge trimmed back
Date: December 03, 2006
Source: San Clemente brewpub
the bitter edge is back when on draft,
Date: May 05, 2007
Score: 3.4 to 3.7
no bitter edge in the bottle, nice caramel malt sweetness,
Date: February 19, 2011
Words: mac mcgee
creamy citrus hops are a good thing
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jsquire (3971) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge ivory rocky head over a hazy golden beer with a fresh citrus hop nose. Lots of pine, orange rind and grapefruit with a caramel sweetness. A little too much water, but still a nice hop head beer.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I just love Port’s IPA’s! They always tend to have a house hop profile and yeast character that I really find enjoyable. Nice puffy head with whisps of peaks like egg whites. Nice aromatic quality with notes of the typical citrus, pine and a bit of cattiness. Soft, creamy mouthfeel with some good malt complexity. Good caramel character that lends a bit of balance with the bitterness of the hops. Slight resin quality on the tail end, but still overall very enjoyable.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark gold. Nice, medium sized white, bubbly head. Earthy, piney aroma aroma. Perfect mix of floral hops in the mouthfeel. Finishes clean, with a hint of bitterness. Wonderful beer for a hot summer day.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice strong, hoppy IPA. Full aroma of earthy, citric, piney hops, and floral notes. Palate is bitter and hoppy, lots of hops, quite floral and grapefruity with notes of pine and lychee coming through aswell. Nice long finish, Fresh and floral.