Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Citric aroma. Little caramel notes. One good thing is there isn’t a lingering bitter aftertaste. I think they are playing it safe with this one. It is pretty much pedestrian as far as I am concerned. That having been said, it is still really good.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 strong hop aroma, mangos and papaya. thick creamy head, orange tinted gold. vibrant hop flavor. tropical notes carry over nicely for a great balance. pretty.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big sticky caramelly hoppiness. Mangp and other rich tropical fruits. Sticky resin up front and transitioning to fruit in the back. That caramel malt has a much lower profile than in the aroma, but it is solidly there to add a candy like sweetness to the beer, but still sit far behind the hops. Big orange flavor, like an ogange sunkist candy. Big affertive bitterness in the finish punctuating and adding great texture to the palate. Complex, explosive and drinkable. Pretty damn good IPA.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks fairly average, pale amber with a medium head and some lacing. Lots of citrus hops in the nose of this beer. You can really taste all the varieties of hops in this one. There’s plenty of aromatic citrus, dry grass, and resiny pine. The thick gooey mouthfeel is a welcome relief from the intensity of the hops. Finish is long and dryingly bitter.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clouded amber brown with a nice light tan head that sticks around. Nose is of hops, sap, and a touch of citrus. Hops are dominant though. Flavor is very woody with a firm hop tone. Standard hop character that stays very consistent and smooth and never waivers. Feel is thick with a good carbonation on there and a nice liquid feel. Extremely drinkable. Well crafted, smooth, and even. It’s not showy, but it doesn’t have to be.
I have been looking forward to trying something from these guys, and I am glad to finally get the chance. Well worth it.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dusty peach. Huge citrus in the nose, grapefruit. Thick palate, quite creamy, big mouthfeel. Nice fruitiness up front, tart and citric, malty balance. Bit bready. Quite good.
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade. The pour is a bright melon orange with a thin white patchy film on top. Aroma is a very attractive resiny alpha hop. Flavor is fresh bitter and resiny. Full flavor piles bitterness on the tongue. Perhaps as this warms, more of the flavors will emerge. After a while the aroma is still nice but limited to bitter resiny hops. The flavor is still straight bitterness. This beer could really use some malt.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with a nice white head which leaves brussels lace clinging to the glass. The aroma first out of the fridge is very hoppy and floral. As it warms the smell of brown sugar becomes more apparent. The taste is sweet as it first hits the tongue and quite hoppy as it flows back on the tastebuds. Strong on the palate with a lasting malt flavor.
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber-Aroma of hops and more hops on a dark amber body with floaters. Taste of hops with more hops. great tastig IPA.
shigadeyo (3633) - 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...