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RATINGS: 1419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With 78 IBUs. Our version of a West Coast IPA- brewed in the San Diego style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2007
Amber/gold, large fluffy white head. Nose is a huge piney citrus hit. Caramel, slight salt. Flavor is hop, caramel, malt. Bitter rind finish that slowly becomes caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
A staple around san diego , not my favorite pport IPA, but definately still delicious. cloudy orange color, not all that crisp, a bit of a sweeter hop taste to me. solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. iím going to call Port out for putting this up at a fest of 8%+ beers because i always believed this was not that high in abv....pours cloudy orange with white head. very piney hop nose. flavor is extremely crisp, peppery, and piney hops. tasty. 7/4/7/4/15= 3.7

May 25, 2007, 22oz bottle. pours dense golden with fluffy white head. nose is sorta fruity hop aroma but not much. flavor is refreshing, fruity grapefruit hops with caramel malts, tasty. perhaps not that fresh of a bottle. smooth finish. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2007
Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and some tropical fruit punch. Beer pours cloudy orange with lots of yeast floating around. Flavor is hoppy and bitter. Very dry and resiny grapefruit and pine. It is almost chewy. It is a good, but not great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bomber. Clear amber/orange with a huge head. Aroma was nearly all citrus and tropical fruit with just a little caramel. Taste of spicy and citrusy hops makes it a full-out hop display for the tongue. Very lovely and bitter bite. Astringent finish. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 RERATE 2008, overlooking an Indiana cornfield... Still this is beauty of an IPA and sharp and crisp. Evertything you would ever want from the genre.

Bottle served in my Ratebeer tulip and enjoyed at my hotel overlooking a beautiful Pacific Ocean sunset with the waves gently crashing upon the beach...ah what a memorable moment:

Slightly hazed golden hue with a large fluffy head and very good lace. The nose detects resiny and piney hops, grapefruit and apple jack, biscuity malt and a hint of white pepper. The taste is a bold hoppy attack with leading citric characteristics. Biting acidic follow through with a dry spicy finish. A bit metallic and astringent on the aftertaste. Crisp and refreshing while dancing across my palate.

I like the bold expression yet it is not over the top. A lovely bigger IPA (near IIPAish). To celebrate the memory, I type this while wearing my PP Wipeout T-Shirt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3520) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
22 oz bottle. Lightly hazed peachy orange with a whipped white head. Pink grapefruit, watermelon and a twist of lemon. Peppery caramel deeper down. Yowza! This really packs a hop bite. Like chewing on lemon and lime sections soaked in pine oil and grain alcohol. Buzzy carb, medium light. Resiny finish thatís juicy (or is that just my mouth watering?) with a slow developing dryness. Caramel and toffee come out after the hop hammering. Wild stuff but oddly alluring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
believeUme (17) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Bottle. Bought in San Diego. Golden color with lacing head. Citrusy flowery hop aroma with crystal malt notes. Grassy suggesting dry hopping. Sweet malt flavor though balanced with plenty of hop bitterness and flavor. Bodering on cloying, could be dryer. Medium body. Fresh and clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2007
22 oz from SickBoy282, Thanks Alex...This is my kind of beer...Extremely hoppy, smells great, tastes awesome...I would love to get more of this stuff if it were around. Nice abv that is not tasted at all, with strong citrusy flavor, bitterness at end. pnwís all over the place. Huge white head, and light orange color. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Big thanks to Beerdrenched for sharing this West Coast IPA. Pours clear copper with a light off-white head. The aroma has lots of hops that are floral and tropical, but age has affected it and has excessive mustiness. Medium body that is fairly slick, but has sharp prickly carbonation. The taste has aged malt with minimal hops. The finish adds some woody hops and more aged malt. There is a lingering woody / piney hop presence. I sure this would have been a knock out fresh, hopefully I can get a fresh one down the road and rerate this one. (7/3/7/3/14)

Rerate notes: Fresher still wasnít all that great to me. Far more malt than one would expect for a west coast IPA - toasted caramel and light breadiness. The hops are good enough, but the mix didnít gel all that well for me. Iím hoping to get out to San Diego before too long, maybe it will taste better when I have it on tap and can add another rerate, just not too impressed at this point.

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