PeterPort (1) - port washington, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009 does not count
Growler pour straight from the brewery, brought home and enjoyed over a week’s time. Lovely color, nice bitterness, not gimmicky. Very hoppy. I think it has a fairly high alcohol content. I will definitely seek this one out again. goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2009
~ Purchased this 32 oz growler from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. The pour is dark brown with an attractive frothy white head that lingers around for a while. Aromas are of pine/citrus hops, and caramel malt. Taste is very similar to its smell. The finish is bitter. Disorient is everything a good quality IPA should be. It’s well-balanced, tasty, and easily drinkable.
Cheers~ bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2009
This new brewery just emerged on the Long Island’s north fork and I have had this great IPA at two fun events in the past week.
This sample came from a growler pouring at Bellport Beer. The amber brown ale poured well with a milky head appearing on top, which invited the first taste. The heavy scent of hops and the curious malty elements appeared in support of the aroma. The following taste was so hearty that I thought the ale might actually be a Double IPA with immediate thoughts of comparable ales.
Drawing on a wealth of great taste, I emptied a growler into my successive pint glasses as I tried to pick out the hop characters employed to create the spicy accents to the flowing taste.
With the growler completed, I was left wishing I had a kegerator with a 1/2 barrel of this great IPA in my able hands to share with my friends.
reapermedic (26) - USA - FEB 7, 2010
Very pleasantly supprised, I am definatlely NOT an IPA fan, because of the complete lack of balance, their more like Hopp juice than beer. This one though is a bit more reserved, with an excellent orangy yellow collor and an aroma that pleases. The mouth feel is crisp without the bitter after tase of most IPAs. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
From a growler filled at Greenport Harbor and consumed later the same day. Pours a slightly hazed deep reddish amber with a moderate-large off-white head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left lots of sticky lace creating a very nice web on the glass. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit, pine and to a lesser extent malt. The flavor is English malt up front follwed by a solid dose of grapefruit and pine. The bitterness level is spot on and not overdone, with the bitterness lingering briefly beyond the swallow. Medium bodied. To me, this ale is a combination of an English style IPA with an American twist (the hops), and it works very well. This is the best beer in their portfolio thus far. Well done!
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
Tap. This was a solid IPA. Poured a lovely, deep orange with a soft, white head. Aroma was big on the earthy hop front, with plenty of florals. Flavor held some citrus hop as well, in addition to a nice touch of malty sweetness to tie the whole thing together. Medium body with average carbonation. Finished clean and bitter, with some mild stickiness. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, tropical fruits, grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt, citrus, bready malts, floral hops. Easy drinking beer. My favorite of the Greenport offerings, although compared to other IPAs it is not so impressive. Still, a fun beer to enjoy a growler of.
7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5] glennmastrange (2869) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tap. Light caramel note for the malt, heavy pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast with hints of pepper, wood and dried cherry. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Head is large, frothy, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear orange/tan. Palate is light to medium, watery, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and has an extremely dry finish. Though a little out of balance, this what I like in an IPA, A ton of pine in the aroma, and a bitter and dry finish. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Picked up a growler from PJ Beverage. Tasty IPA. Sweet caramel malts, well balanced by floral dry hopping. The front is bitter, but it mellows out by the time you swallow.Nice, crisp, dry finish. I drank most of the half gallon myself. ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10
Aroma: Fairly solid pine front hop nose, some citrus notes, and some earth
Appearance: The pour is an amber color with an off-white head
Flavor: This beer’s flavor leans toward the bitter side with just a bit of sweetness for balance
Palate: The body is medium, with a long, lingering sticky-resin finish
I liked this beer a lot. A very solid IPA from another small brewery that I got to try for the first time at Brewfest. The state of NY seems to be pretty well represented with these solid little breweries that can brew a pretty solid beer.