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Portsmouth 5 Cs IPA
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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5 C’s IPA was brewed to give you your IPA fix. It is has a much more citrus nose and taste then the Bottle Rocket and finishes slightly dryer too. 5 C’s is named after the 5 different hop varieties each starting with the letter C we used in this beer: Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Crystal.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at brewery. Golden amber with a moderate sized white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine needles, resin, and orange peel. Flavor is a bit bready and sweet with notes of pineapple, citrus, flowers, and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2112) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Hazed golden orange color, like unfiltered honey. Faint piney aroma. Stronger piney taste, quite dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Draft @ the Brew Pub. After about a year since I last had this brew, this still is hop forward but more malty then I remember. (or it could be I adjusted to hop bombs) Floral starts off the aroma then slight citrus with pine in the last part of the nose. The flavor is mostly the same with nuances of all the hops variety’s coming together in different waves as you sip and the brew reaches room temperature. I can’t be totally sure but I feel like this batch has added malts to mellow the hops a bit. The lingering bitterness is still hangs well after the sip without any harshness or being abrasive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (824) - Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Had on tap at the source, 9:44 pm. Pours an orangeade amber with an off-white head not even a fingernail in length. Aromas of piny hops on the forefront, met with lemon seeds, American yeast, peaches, and white nectarines. Tastes of piny hops, farmhouse yeast, wheat malt, kelp, and beach sand. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
growler-thanks CLW-pours gold with a tight/rich offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is floral/resin, some sweet light malt. Taste is biting resin/herbal/floral hops, sweet light/medium malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Growler shared by John. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of pineapple, citrus, sweet bready malt and grapefruit. Juicy. Medium body. Dry resin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Cloudy orange-light amber color; small head. Nice hop aroma, fruity, resiny, with bitter oranges, light sweat, earthy too. Medium strength body, with caramel and toffee flavor, and quite resiny and earthy hops. Aggressive, quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (619) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at the Portsmouth Brewery. Served in a pint glass. From notes. A - Golden amber body. Two finger off white head that laces all the way down. S - Grapefruit, pine, and some light bready caramel malt. T - Great citrus flavors with some piney hop notes. Bready and sweet with a nice bitter finish. Mouth feel is slick and coating. O - A really solid IPA. I wasn’t amazed by it, but its a very easy drinking and flavorful IPA. I really dig the name and concept of the "C" ingredients.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmilo64 (40) - Maine, USA - APR 9, 2012
had this on cask with added Bullion hops at the brewery on 2/18/12. This was a very nice IPA, hoppy and crisp, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, hops, medicine notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a average to long duration, hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110918]


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