jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a rocky tan head that laces and cloudy copper color. Aroma is mild citrus-orange, caramel. Taste is resin/orange hops, secondary medium malt.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Josh for saving me some of this from a Growler. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of floral hops, pine, some fruitiness, and citrus.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Hazy dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, white head. The nose is heavy on fruit – peach and apricot – also floral and resiny. Light to medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is medium bitter, but otherwise bland - not much going on here at all. Finished watery, raspy and bone dry with lingering bitterness. Sample courtesy of hankchinaski!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells and tastes of resin and spice in a great, balanced way. Very enjoyable.
AirForceHops (5661) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, served in a pint glass. Pours an orange like hue and bubbly, foam head. Real good lace. Nose is real fruity, mostly grapefruit and tangerine with light resin. Taste is dead-on with the nose. No surprises and very straight forward. Very dry finish with a medium, lingering bitterness that goes with the body. However, it is a very run of the mill brew. Maybe a bit above average. Not really my thing. But some Hop Heads will like this.
thornecb (5273) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber into a Sam glass. Off-white frothy sea foam head recedes leaving gloppy lacing. Sweet tangerine and grapefruit aromas. Soft with sweet tropical citrus upfront turning to resin and grapefruit in the lasting pith finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a small head (poured from a growler that had been opened a week prior). Aroma of fresh pine, mango and citrusy hop notes, some caramel and bready malt. Flavor was much of the same. The citra hop qualities coming thorugh nicely in the flavor.
50belair (3204) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, this is the second really disappointing beer I’ve had by Portsmouth. The beer had a great peach nose. Unfortunately, it went down hill from there. The beer was water and lacking in taste.....
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub: Orange, clarity. Nice catty aroma with pine and grapefruit. Clean, spicy resinous flavor with a soft malt sweetness. Long bitter piny finish. A bit thin bodied but decent.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep dark amber/chestnut brown with dark golden ruby/amber edges when held to a light source and a one finger foamy off-white head that coats the glass with soapy lacing.
Fresh earthy floral hop aroma with some nice citrus notes and slight dry pine. Pretty big malt backbone with some toasty biscuit and caramel malt notes but this doesn’t take much away from the dank bud oily hop notes.
Extremely fresh earthy bitter floral hops up front with a chewy dank resinous mouthfeel. There is a pretty strong toasty caramel biscuit malt backbone but the hops are so dry and fresh that they sustain there flavor throughout and last into dry bitter finish. There are some nice citrus notes, mostly grapefruit and citrus peel but the freshness of the hops provides a luscious dry pine flavor that is oh so tasty. Normally I dislike any kind of hoppy beer that has this much of a malt backbone but this is an exception. Plenty of fresh dank hops to overcome the maltiness, resulting in an extremely flavorful and drinakble harvest ale. Recommended.