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Portsmouth Black IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Black IPA


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
On tap (3 oz) @ Portsmouth Brewery.

Appearance: Reddish brown with a medium fully lasting brown head and good lacing.

Aroma: Leafy hops with roasted malts, fudge, piney notes and citrus.

Taste: Pine and citrus with roasted malts, light chocolate and moderate bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Roasted and fruity finish. Dry. A bit sticky.

Overall: A tad too sticky for my liking, so I thought the drinkability was average at best for the style. Interesting hoppy nose. More IPA than stout-ish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at the source. Dark brown/black color with a smallish off white head. Big citrus and pine with a fair amount of light roasted graininess. Nice Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Deep reddish black brown pour with lacy white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, classic C hop, citrusy and piney, light grapefruit. Taste is bitter, piney, resinous, light roast, really more IPA forward.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1355) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2011
on tap at the Brewery Black pour with a minimal head. Aroma is light, dark malt, touches of roast and some pine resin. Mouthfeel is tingly, carbonated, Flavor is dark roasted malt, some chocolate, pine resin bitterness melds with the light roast. Flavors are balanced but a bit muted, making for a smooth, easy drinking experience, but at the cost of boldness of flavor. Still rather good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4079) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Draft at the brew pub. Snifter showed a dark black color with very tiny off white head. Not much lace at all. Pleasant on the nose with citrus hops and caramel malt. Overall taste is a nice thick malt characteristic with medium carbonation that leaves a nice lively tingle on your palate. Pine resin and light citrus for hops with the blend of malt; make this enjoyable. Well balanced. Not a whole lot of bitterness until it is nearly at room temperature. Subdued until the end of the glass. It is still another fine brew from the brew master and his apprentice. Well worth a try!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Black pour with a one finer tan head. Lots of floral and citrus oriented hop notes in the nose, with the malt character being primarily sweet caramel and roasted barley. Tons of citrus and resin hops in the flavor, culminating with spicy floral notes and a strong roasted barley backbone. Medium palate with a medium body and clean finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4714) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Pours deep mahogany into a Sam glass. Nice mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to mottle surface and hug rim. Dark, thick sweet roasted caramel, prunes and raisins upfront turning to a lasting smooth bitter chocolate finish. Tastes like more like an DBIPA.


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