alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from jammalamma. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had orange citrus and resiny hops with a modest amount of sweet caramel malts. The flavor was resiny and herbal up front. Soft caramel malt notes and a touch of orange at the finish. This did not seem to be Imperial at all. Maybe good for a general IPA.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/05/2011: Portsmouth Imperial India Pale Ale... Aroma:
Juicy tangerine and hints of pineapple. Appearance: Cloudy amber
color; thin beige head. Flavor: Decent malt sweetness topped by lots
of resiny and leafy bitterness; bitterness grows through the finish.
Palate: Medium-full body; thick mouthfeel, but smooth. Overall:
Good IIPA overall, but a bit more hop flavor and bitterness would be
22 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #54 for
deekyn (852) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- at the brewery. Pours a clear supercharged amber with a thick 4 fingers of egg shell white head with superior lacing.
S- strong caramel malts and hops, with hints if grapefruit, wet pine, grass and some faint orange. Some metallic quality.
M- medium tacky body with a sweet and sticky medium palate. Good carbonation.
T- caramel malts are strong up front with a pine resin in the middle. Earth and vegetal notes as well.
Ending is bitter hoppiness, vivid grapefruit, grass and metal.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to zzbrrt. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with an average bubbly off white head that left slight lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, orange, grapefruit, candy corn and some oxidation. Flavor of caramel, pine, grapefruit and a slight butterness hidden in there. Kind of thin and lots of bitterness.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel brown color, no head formation. Slight biscuit and caramel aroma, nice strong floral hops, and sweetness in the back of the nose. Flavor has a strong biting bitterness up front followed by a nicely balanced caramel, biscuit malty body.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour with a thin white head. Average aroma of resinous, fruity hops. Good flavor of resinous, fruity hops, caramel and bitterness. Itís not bad, but I feel it lacks a little something to really please my tastebuds.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear orange body with a spare white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, earth, light pine, and grass. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, grass, caramel, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub on November 6, 2010.
Pour brought a nice light amber-brown color with a pretty good head and quite a bit of lacing. The nose was pretty sharp with bitterness but didnít offer many differentiated hops. I got a bit of grapefruit and pine, though it was hard to pull individual elements out.
The same situation existed with the taste, where I got a really strong dose of bitter hops without much of any backing malt, I couldnít really place much other than just saying it was "hoppy." Really bitter feel and a dry finish. A pretty good brew, but I preferred the 5 Cís.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Portsmouth, NH. Pours a cloudy orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is semi sweet orange florals and a light pine with some other citrus resins and a somewhat sweeter caramel backing. A bit of a stale earthiness to the hops. Flavor is slightly candied oranges with pines, some grapefruit citruses, earth, and florals. Sweeter caramel backing before the earthy hops and citruses grow into the finish where this is dry, resiny, fairly bitter, and citrusy sweet before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, an alright DIPA. Lots of orange citruses that are a tad sweet with a good amount of bitter pines and earth.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(BCTC, 22oz bottle, thanks dickinsonbeer) Medium off-white head atop dark amber body that is clear other than tiny flecks. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, pine, some mango, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol, light orange. Medium-full body, some chewiness, acidity.