Sunday, July 17, 2011
Port Brewing 5th Anniversary
I stopped in to Al’s of Hampden to meet up with NoVA_Beer, and I ordered a glass of Port Brewing 5th Anniversary on cask. The beer pours a golden color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of pine, lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit. The taste is bitter at first with a citrus explosion of tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and lemon that follows. The finish brings out a caramel sweetness and the after taste is peppery and dry. The alcohol content is 10.0% ABV. The 5th Anniversary offering from Port was an excellent West Coast imperial IPA and I will definitely order this beer again if I see it on draft. There was so much citrus flavor contained in one glass that it was almost a delicacy, but it was also plenty bitter to balance thing out on the tongue.