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Portsmouth Weenie Rocket (American Mild)
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Hardly a mild beer! With big hop flavor and aroma this light-colored medium-bodied ale is light in alcohol and big in flavor. A session beer. (Editor's Note: I had to change the style because this is not even close to a mild)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Saveur: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #1694)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Minty, citrusy and resinous hoppiness leaps and bounces off the slender biscuity cereals in this highly quenching miniature version of an American India Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin foam cover idles atop the cloudy blond orange.
-If you are a hophead, you will surely not mind that this is hop-focused and nearly linear. And what such a low alcohol percentage, you can have a few more!
-The wooden, resinous hop finish is quite assertive.
-The body is quite lean, which is to be expected, and helps increase drinkability.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2008
On tap into a pint glass at the brewpub on May 17, 2008. The alcohol percentage is advertised as 4.0. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a short-lived head but a decent amount of lacing. Light hops in the aroma. The hops are more obvious in the flavor along with something citrus-like. Not a bad brew but there are others I want try the next time I am there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(Draft @ brewpub) Pours clear amberish gold with a smallish white head. Aroma initially quite fruity, then some caramel and vanilla emerges. Mouthfeel lightly prickly and thin. Thin but sturdy lacing. Flavor is yeasty with some caramel. Lots of hop burps. Medium-bitter hoppy bite in finish. Bitterness increases as it warms but flavor doesn’t really emerge. Quite different than their British Mild which is kind of an odd beer but has lots of flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 [NERAX 07/bottled versions] Incredible aroma of citrus and pine, with some slight malty sweetness. Golden in color, with a short, coarse head. Grassy, hop-focused flavors blend well with a mellow, sweetened malt foundation. Grassy hop finish,very crisp and clean. Mouthfeel is smooth, especially nice with cask conditioning. Outstanding, overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a dark orange slightly hazy that leaves a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is pine, spice, hops, earthy fresh notes. The taste starts sweet with a cooked sugar, buttery caramel, on the palate but quickly remedied back to style with a blast of bitter citrus rind bitterness. This beer site on your palate lightly carbonated and soft it has a creamy IPA feel to it but like the name say milder.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2006
First time this was served to be it was American Mild, then a slight name change to something like " Bottle Rocket Jr or Little Rocket". Basically I took this as more of an West Coast-style American Bitter and les sof a mild. Gold in color with a slight haze and a small white head. Aroma and flavor of fruit,floral and citrus hops. Malt background is subdued but balanced as this seems to showcase hops on a small beer scale, good for session drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours a white head with slightly hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops with a small bite. Secondary medium malt-sweet. OK effervescence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2006
On draught at Portsmouth 5/27/06. Pours a clear light golden color with a small white fizzy head. Nose is nice floral hops with a sugary malt note and some fruity hints. Flavor contains more of the same with the nice fruity floral hops, some sweet pale malt notes and hints of sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2005
On draught at the brewpub, 5/21/2005, with the Muzzlehatch. Chill hazed golden-yellow colored beer, with a small white head, that recedes quickly to cover. Aroma is just straightforward floral and light citrus hops, with pale malt in the background and a sugary, fruity note that is strong, perhaps the yeast, perhaps amarillo hops?. Flavor is hoppy (floral), dry and lightly peppery, with some fruity yeast as it finishes. Carbonation is moderate, while the body is medium and there is a lively mouthfeel. Mostly hops, though there is good malt flavoring, just not terribly complex. Not that it needs be. Great for what it is. It’s tough for American Mild Ales (whatever that means) to live up to the Fresh cask of Pride and Joy I have had.


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