Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light copper pour with quickly disappearing head. Funny aroma... Grapefruit, pine, caramel, light spice. Light body and slight bitter finish. Light IPA... Not too exciting
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy bronze com or with a small head. Not overly hoppy. Sweet and easy drinking
klk343 (60) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Dark orange with very little head. Citrus hops. Bready malts. Floral breast scent.
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber like color with no head. Aroma of dough, soap, lemon, and sweet malts. Taste follows the nose and was kind of like lemon dawn with caramel and bread. Sometimes I don;t mind the soapy taste in beers I’ve had but this wasn’t that great. Good for a VA tick though! Maybe it was old, but I didn’t get hardly any of the "intensely hoppy" characters from the description. Not the worst beer, but not great either.
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-3-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance –Pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head fads over a few minutes to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter citrus fruit and tropical fruit mixed with good doses of grapefruit hop and a very light pine hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of tangerine and some tropical fruits of mango and pineapple. Mixed with these tastes are flavors of a more bready and slightly doughy nature as well as some grapefruit hop taste. As the flavors advance more toward the initial tastes more grapefruit hop comes to the tongue as well as some lighter pine hop flavors. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where a overall citrus sweet and hop flavor linger on the tongue leaving a quite pleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side for a standard IPA of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is more on the average side. Overall it feels rather nice on the tongue as the thicker body gives the sweeter fruit and hoppier flavors a good chance to be sensed by the tongue, yet the medium carbonation keeps it very drinkable and quite refreshing. It is a good combo.
Overall – A rater tasty IPA that had a fairly nice balance between sweet fruit and nice more citrus hop flavor. Worth a try if you get a chance.
TylerGreenDC (302) - - AUG 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 In a 12oz bottle. Aroma of soap. Seems under hopped with lots of bread and a bit of toffee. Finishes kind of sweet, for some reason. Underwhelming.
BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Semi-opaque amber body with tan head. Sweet, yeast driven nose of dough and bubblegum, offset with some citrus and orange. Taste also punches in the sweet class. Mild earthy hops and some tea flavors too. Light bodied and thin. Not what I look for in an IPA, but not horrible.
gnomungus (54) - - JUL 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very sweet ipa. There is a little bitterness towards the end, but the hop flavors wind up indistinct or lost. Mediocre.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a growler. Decent aroma. Hops, pine and citrus. Flavor is ok. Not a bad beer. Not very hoppy.
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid IPA for those who like a less bitter, hoppy IPA. Has a nice floral/herby thing going on that makes it quite different from the very hoppy IPA’s like Victory’s Hop Wallop and Hop Devil. I think this is perhaps Port City’s best to date.
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Reddish-orange pour with fully diminishing white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Mandarin orange, lemon and pineapple aromas. Light orange and lemon taste up front with a short light grapefruit hop finish. Wet texture, fizzy carbonation.