monkeychugg55 (1093) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Very cloudy orange with particles floating around and a large, fluffy, white head that leaves big thick waves of lacing. Unusual hop aroma with mango, orange, resiny pine and some floral notes. Big doughy yeast aroma almost completely masks the malt, which seems a little like 2 hearted’s malt. The flavor is sweet and tropical while in the mouth, but once swallowed the sweetness dissolves away to reveal an intense amount of bitterness. Nice heavy but smooth body with slightly prickly carbonation. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy rich orange with a fine frothy white head. Aroma is awesome, lightly doughy, huge tropical fruit, papaya, mango, oranges, white grapes, it’s hard to smell much better, like a big slice of tropical fruit. Flavor follows, medium sweetness, plenty of bitterness, big papaya juicy punch, man this stuff is pretty awesome, would love to try it super super fresh, quite fresh now but probably much better 2 weeks ago. Great body, bit gritty sugary but very drinkable. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice orange gold color with a nice white top. The nose is big on the hops with lots of citrus, pine, and resin. Lots of west coast action. The flavor has a bit of malt to combat all those hops, but the notes from the nose come through strong. I was a bit surprised about the dry finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a lengthy, dry and bitter finish. This is a hop heads delight. thornecb (5948) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours slightly cloudy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Tangerine, grapefruit and resin aromas. Sharp tangerine pith upfront turning to grapefruit before the dry, dusty tongue stripping resin finish. Atom (2483) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bomber pours cloudy orange/amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is candied tart citrus, resiny pine, and floral. Huge hop flavors! Taste is grassy with a candied malt middle, sweet all the way through, and finsihing dry bitter and crisp. The alcohol is very well hidden, an Awesome DIPA!
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a cloudy deep gold with a huge foamy white head. A citrusy and tropical sweet hoppy nose. Resinous juicy mouthfeel with flavors of citrusy hops, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peels, and apricot. Sweet meets bitter in perfect harmony with citrusy and piney hops. Nicely balanced unlike their anniversary DIPAs. A hop lovers dream. Great long lasting hoppy finish. This was really good. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking an agressively balanced intense hop profile. NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
From draft into a chalice at the Trappeze. Here is a serious IIPA and I would expect nothing else from Port brewing. The color is a pleasing bright orange with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is intense with a super powerful, dank, herbal bite. The flavor is huge and insanely bitter and resinous. Loads of citrus and grass make up the hop attack. The body is just about right for this style too. I loved it. mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
orangey golden pour big off-white head and lots of carbonation. nose is suprisingly weak. dry, a little grapefruit with sort of earthy malt.
light body. earthy and resiny. quick bitter finish. clean tasting, good session but doesnt really excite my senses.
SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from Henry’s: Created a thick layer of fluffy foamed head while the liquid was a hazy burnt orange hue. In the nose, the aroma is dominated by a huge presence of freshly picked green hops that smell oily with a scent of citrus juice, peel and the flesh of the fruit. The flavor is just the same with a heavy taste of citrus perhaps ruby grapefruit, orange, and lime peel that make this an interesting imperial IPA. Now when it comes to the finish, this leaves behind a metallic aftertaste that is also intensely bitter and has more citrus zest lingering around. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
22 oz. bomber. Orange amber pour with a creamy eggshell colored head. Big citrus aroma with grapefruit and tangerine peel. Some orange, some caramel, strong pine and resin. Flavor is lots of orange and pine, some lemon. strong bitterness, very nice. Light caramel and biscuit notes but this is all about the hops. Medium bodied, allows the bitternes to really shine through in the finish. Really great DIPA.