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Portsmouth American Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Light straw in color, crisp, clean, and dry, with a pleasant hop aroma and flavor. This is a very refreshing, thirst quenching modern American Pale Ale. A brewers favorite!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
On tap @ Portsmouth Brewery. Lightly hazed pale yellow beer with a fluffy, soapy white head. Huge perfume and grass. Big time lemon, as well. Some crackery malt, a bit of bread, and some citrus oil. Mild bitterness. Kind of a weird floral, potpourri thing going on here as well. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3423) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Clear straw color pour with a white head. Tangy but somewhat nondescript hops. Pretty plain Jane. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2016
Sampler at brewpub. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Floral notes on the nose. Fairly hop forward on the tongue. Finished with a hint of bitterness. Flavorful but not particularly well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Really classic APA -- bordering on a textbook example. The balance between hops and malt is good, with a traditional hop bill that reminds you of Sierra Nevada’s APA, and a distinct, pleasant bready taste. This beer doesn’t upset the apple cart or reinvent the wheel, but it did a great job of washing down a sandwich at the pub, and isn’t that what it’s really all about?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Sample from the Granite State Brewers Festival 7/25/15 Light bready maltiness with a hint of rich caramel and plenty of American "c" hops to counter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Fruity aroma. Clear golden color with no head. Light fruity taste but pretty bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6281) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft @ the brew pub. Pint displays a clear yellow with a ring of thin head. Aroma has some pale malt and bread. Subtle lemon and grassy notes. This one will not surprise you. It is what it is. A standard APA. Lots of pale malt giving bread and sweetness. The hops are subtle and subdued. Medium to light body with a low level of carbonation. Every brewery needs a pale ale just to please the non-extreme beer drinkers. So this is something you can offer somebody that is just starting out in Craft beer. Experienced palates will find this boring. Still real drinkable and without problems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear pale gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light citrus, and light funk. Flavor is dry malt base, light fruit esters, and faint hops; thin with a toasted finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4802) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
This is the Portsmouth in New Hampshire! Draft. Pours almost clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes like sweet, creamy wheat and malty, musky grains, with a dry hint of lemon. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, malt, and a little sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

3/05/2011: Portsmouth American Pale Ale... Aroma: Sweet citrus fruits and caramel/toffee malt blend. Appearance: Hazy orange-amber; thick beige-colored crown that lacks depth. Flavor: Citrusy with some unexpected pine/spruce; light toffee maltiness supporting the pleasing hop profile. Palate: Medium-light to medium body; smooth, calm mouthfeel. Overall: Interesting pale ale; different and a refreshing change from the "norm."

Draught (sample and pint) at Portsmouth Brewing in Portsmouth, Ohio. Rating #12 for this beer.

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