50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Wow, this is the second really disappointing beer I’ve had by Portsmouth. The beer had a great peach nose. Unfortunately, it went down hill from there. The beer was water and lacking in taste..... mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass. Pours dark orange with a good head of off white foam. Aroma is floral with hints of pine resin. Flavor is dominated by pine resin and grapefruit with some secondary malt. If you’re on the fence about hop flavors, this one might not be for you. Nice creamy palate with soft carbonation. Bitter finish. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap at brewpub: Orange, clarity. Nice catty aroma with pine and grapefruit. Clean, spicy resinous flavor with a soft malt sweetness. Long bitter piny finish. A bit thin bodied but decent. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2010
I was told that this years HH2 was brewed with citra so I raced over to the brewery to grab a pint. I did not leave dissapointed. The aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, luscious floral hoppiness. A bomb of hop. Creamy mouthfeel makes this go down very easily. flavor is more tropical hoppiness with some orange rind, light floral flavors, and playful bitterness. A wonderful offering from Psmouth dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours orange with some darker hues. Aroma is pure Simcoe. Huge citrus and pine aromas. The flavor is nice and bitter without being too intense and a slight amount of sweetness shines through.
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2010
No head atop the murky orange pour. Strong citrus aroma. Rich full malty flavor balancedd by a kicking citrus hop. Another fine offering by my friends in New Hampshire. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep auburn with honey orange folds. The head is minimal and off white. It shows little retention and lace but a nice hop oil sheen remains like a film across the top of the glass!
Smell: The warrior hops aren’t as dank as the summit hops used in the Harvest #1 variation and they mask the malt a bit.
Taste: Much more bitterness than HH #1 and not as much "red" malt flavor. It almost tastes like a copper ale with more bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with just enough carbonation to get by but I would like some more carbonation!
Drinkability: I’m going to go against the grain and proclaim I like HH #1 more!
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-13-2009 Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This is 2009 HH2, wet warrior hop. I will start of by saying I liked last years simcoe bomb better.
It was served in an imperial pint glass with a wonderful white head that lace’s perfectly. The body of the brew is cloudy and murky amber. The aroma is hop forward floral and citric for sure but balance with a nice caramel sweetness. The flavor is not the typical hop bomb mouth puckering bitter but an easy to drink hoppy mouthful. It had good carbonation with a medium feel in my mouth.
I have drank this beer more than once and enjoyed every drop. It is easy drinking enough to grab a few of these brews a night
Serving type: on-tap
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a rocky tan head that laces and cloudy copper color. Aroma is mild citrus-orange, caramel. Taste is resin/orange hops, secondary medium malt. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells and tastes of resin and spice in a great, balanced way. Very enjoyable.