hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bomber. Cloudy amber/orange pour with frothy white head. Citrus aroma. Nice balance between hops and sweet malt flavors. Also picked up some flavors of chalk and mustard seed. Citrus finish. tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
22 oz bomber. Poured a fairly hazy straw color with a half-finger head that laced the glass nicely. Aroma was rich with sweet caramel malts and classic American hops, mostly Cascade. The flavor was similarly classic. Mouthfeel was very creamy. Moderately bitter; perfect for an IPA. Wish Port would open an east coast brewery (NC!). A very nice, classic American IPA! holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2007
22oz bomber. thanks to my Secret Santa for this. Pours a golden orange with a tall fluffy head. Citrus, grapefruit, and caramel nose. It seems though a touch off with a earthy green notes. Decently bitter. Fruity, toffee, with a touch of chocolate and the pine, grapefruit, and earthy hops around it. The earthiness seems a bit off still, but decent none the less. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy, straw color with a just off-white head. Big citrus hop aroma; oranges, grapefruit and lemon. Slight caramel malt aromas as well. There’s a sweet maltiness that hits at first sip but the overwhelming bitterness overtakes it almost instantly. Tons of grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish. I’d say this beer is a classic west-coast IPA. franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours a hazy golden amber with gynormous head that dies down quick and laces thick. Smells of citrus, floral hops, rind, mild grapefruit. Tastes as is smells with a nice malt balance. Big hops but all flatened out. Hoppy rind bitterness finishes and lingers slightly. Medium to light feel with great carbonation and zero ABV presence. Another awesome brew from Port and another awesome IPA from the west coast.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a medium white head. Strong and pleasant citrus and hoppy aroma. Flavor is very hoppy, with a nice grapefruit bitterness to it. Pine finish. A very nice IPA. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bomber. Pours a cloudy amber color. Nice white head with medium sized bubbles. Smells great, citrus and hops. Pretty much your standard West Coast SD style IPA. Tastes of hops, of course, but also more sweetness on the finish than you’d normally find in an IPA. Palate is eh, its alright. Nothing to write home about. A little watery for lack of any better terminology. Overall, this is not my favorite IPA by a long shot but this is a beer that I could still drink all day and night. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2007
bottle. Thanks Saarlander. Hazy straw/orange pour with frothy head. citrus hops, pine resin, rich malts, hop oil aroma. Delicious! Rich and mildly creamy. great hops and bitterness. noticed some pear. lively carbonation. top notch IPA. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours light - a pale, cloudy honey color. Hops on the nose right away - and strong hops, to boot. A lot of citrus in the aroma, with a bit of other fruits - grapefruit for sure, and I’d swear someone dropped a bit of pomegranate in there. Initial flavor is disappointing - it isn’t big enough for a "massively hoppy beer." The taste lingers, though, and builds into a nice IPA after a few more sips. The flavor is more piney than the aroma - not much of the citrus comes through. Good overall, but I want more than a "nice" IPA - I keep sipping more, hoping for a more complex, more intense flavor - and it doesn’t come. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Clear bronze amber with off-white head. Slight citrus aroma with light sweetness. Big bubblegum flavor with grapwfruit, pine, sweet abd awesome. Medium bodied and creamy. Awesome IPA.