brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark copper with an amber hue and a chill haze.
A half inch head of white quickly dissapated to a skim coat on the surface, and plenty of dotted lacework remained for the duration.
Aromatics are filled with green, sweet, lush hops and juicy malt. Ripe citrus with crushed spruce boughs, and candied hop resin with skunky cannabis dew.
Cover the glass, give it a swirl, and take a big huff..Oh yea.
Medium bodied, with crisp, creamy, and slightly chewy mouthfeel.
Candied tropical fruit, juicy malt, and pine syrup lead off the palate. A firm, drying bitterness steps forward along with some grapefruit zest and a caramel nod.
Finishes with bitter and sweet fruits, plump malt, and lingering hop resin.
Ultra-fresh, and a showcase for what a real wet-hopped harvest ale should be.
A couple of notches up from last years Harvest.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am a BIG fan of Simcoe hops in any beer and this was a very good example... my first beer with wet Simcoe... very drinkable and flavorful
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub in a stemmed glass. Cloudy orange gold with a medium off white head. Nose is a mild blend of citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is hop forward very bitter. Clean taste nice
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nicely fresh hop aroma, piney, citric, juicy and spicy, some nicely toasted malts as well, these also showing notes of caramel and honey, faint grapefruit and lemon appearing here as well. Light amber in color, clear, with a creamy, lasting head. Flavor is a good balance of piney hop flavor and crystal-like malt sweetness, honeyish and lightly toasty once again, before turning substantially more bitter and drying out to a large extent by the end. Lightly resinous palate, pretty low carbonation, surprisingly, body is medium. Surprisingly sweet for the style but tasty overall.
AirForceHops (3115) - 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 (4364) - 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.
hopscotch (9108) - Indian River County, 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!
TomDecapolis (4473) - 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.
hopdog (8867) - 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.
50belair (2219) - 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.....
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass. Pours dark orange with a good head of off white foam. Aroma is floral with hints of pine resin. Flavor is dominated by pine resin and grapefruit with some secondary malt. If you’re on the fence about hop flavors, this one might not be for you. Nice creamy palate with soft carbonation. Bitter finish.