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Portsmouth Hop Harvest #1
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American Amber / Red Ale
The use of a hundred pounds of fresh Centennial & Cascade hops make this a rare find on the east coast. A beautifully balanced red ale with medium body & lots of hop flavor.
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Nova Scotia (Canada)
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Notes from tasting 10/25/07.
Appearance: Rusty copper colour, hazy. Rocky white head leaves big gobs of lace.
Aroma: A good dose of skanky fresh green hops. Piney and grassy. Hoppy for sure, but solid malt backbone.
Taste: Quite balanced. Agreed that it wasn't a DIPA, but a very fresh hopped IPA. Citrus and pine from the hops compliment a nice caramel flavour.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, perfect carbonation level. Sticky and very easy drinking.
Final Statement: One of the best, if not the best beers I've ever had. Very balanced but more hoppy than the Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, which suits me.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2007 01:53:37 |
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Wow, picked this one up on the way home from the vagabond release, and it did not disappoint. This beer is juicy, fruity, and full bodied in a way only one other IPA variant I've had is: the vaunted pliny the younger. This beer as everything I'm looking for in an IPA. It's incredibly drinkable, full bodied, and full of hop flavor without being overly bitter. Well worth the trip.
Serving type: growler
10-21-2009 00:01:21 |
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