petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Another Port IPA. What can you say? Pine, grass, citrus, bitter, amazing, very good, good, nice, great, fantastic, Tom Brady, 16oz glass, Arizona laws rule. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Pours a dark hazy golden orange, creamy white head. Hops, hops, hops, fresh pine and tropical fruit, lemon, and sweet caramel malt. Really nice IIPA, refreshing, and easily hides the abv.elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Earlier Rating: 5/10/2009 Total Score: 3.9
On tap the the 3rd Anniversary party. I had both on tap and cask versions. Hazy orange/gold color with white head. Piney hops, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, caramel malt, and biscuits. A very nice IIPA, but the alcohol did come through a little, slightly hot.
On tap, brewery. Aroma is lemony, perfumy, quite hoppy in general, very clean. Flavor is a lengthy dose of floral hops, layered with that nice lemon note, verging on lemongrass. Finish is medium in bitterness, well balanced. Tasted like a clean, West Coast hoppy, standard strength IPA done right . . . oh wait, its 10%??!Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Earlier Rating: 7/3/2009 Total Score: 4
Bomber. Pours semi-cloudy orange with a staying cream-colored head. Aroma is predictably delicious: lotta grapefruit, citrus, and “West Coast” flower-power. Palate is full, rich, and lightly carbonated, reminiscent of Hop-15. Flavor offers a potent array of citrus and sweet fruit, moving eventually towards orange marmalade and light peach. 3rd Anniversary is a formidable offering indeed. It is firmly bitter at the finish, and the hops incur a relentless on the palate.
From a Tap@Lost Abbey/Port brewery 4th Anniversary.Smells and taste like hops.Gold in color and white head.Carmel,spruce,a little sweet ,,bitter.I would try it again wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Ok. Another awesome IIPA by Lost Abbey. I think they get better and more drinkable each year. Very hard to believe it’s 10%. Cloudy unfiltered lemon color. Dryish...a perfect level of sweetness. Very easy to drink. Nice tight foamy white head clinging nicely to the glass. Low level of maltiness. IBUs restrained, but hoppy flavors and aroma are awesome. Not over the top hop aroma. Can you call a 10% beer a session beer?
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Earlier Rating: 5/9/2009 Total Score: 3.9
On cask at Lost Abbey’s 3rd anniversary party. Wonderful nose pounding hoppiness and huge frothy head on initial pour. Fades to a very drinkable pale ale. Melanoidins kept to a medium level. Not the uber hoppy barleywinish IPAs of last year. Nice break to high drinkability. Kudos!
Per usual,you can open a bottle of Port Hop brew,without instantly catching the aroma of hops spreading around the room,hops were of the sweet cirus variety,little bit of caramel malt,maybe just a touch of that rubberiness,indicating a little aging,taste,wow quite the bomb, a mutifaceted attack of both bittering hops and sweet malt flavoring,like you bit into an orange and took some of the rind with you, I’m guessing this isnt a month old ,probaly a year,but I love that big body and the hop bitterness. Still a joy to partake of chrisv10 (18211) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, alcohol and hops. beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
Bottle. Again this is almost one year old so not the freshest, but still has more hops than their 2nd Anniversary Ale. Pours a nice cloudy dark orange color, with a nice frothy white head that leaves some solid lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy, with a decent amount of citrus, grapefruit ,and also tropical fruits (not as much pineapple as in the 2nd Anniversary though). It is also quite malty with alot of caramel malts. The flavor is fairly hoppy with a decent amount of grapefruit and also pine. I also get some tropical fruits and faint peach. It has alot of caramel malts and also some alcohol, but not as much as in the 2nd Anniversary Ale (even though this is heavier). The body is medium, with a fairly dry mouthfeel and a decent amount of carbonation. Overall a pretty good DIPA, and you can definitely taste that it is fresher than the 2nd Anniversary. But i would love to try the upcoming 4th Anniversary fresh! Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at Dutch RB meeting, thanks for sharing skortila! Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of hoppy citrus, grapefruit and pine. Very nice flavor with loads of bitter hops, grapefruit and citrus. Slightly sweet but a very bitter finish. Great brew. edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2010
Okay aroma and appearance. This beer makes up for it in it’s hoppy flavor, tasty & everlasting palate. Overall, a highly recommended beer for those reasons and it’s 10 percent.