Review – Port Brewing 2nd Anniversary Ale
While still recovering from the most fun party I have ever attended, I am taking one for the team, and reviewing a growler of Port Brewing 2nd Anniversary Ale. I have had this on cask, bottle, and draft. This review is of the draft version. This brew could be considered a cousin of High Tide IPA and Hop 15, two beers that are wonderfully hoppy and complex.
Poured in my La Fin Du Monde chalice. ~10% abv.
Murky golden with a foamy, thin head at the top.
Sweet, sugary citrus such as oranges, tangerines, and lemons. Scents of ripe melon such as cantelope and honey dew as well.
Taste: Crystal malt likeness, brown sugar, citrus juice, and a sweet sticky hop that ends in a small amount of bitterness.
Thick, sticky and gooey.
This brew was pefect in sampler size, but not as great when trying to drink an entire glass of it. To thick and sweet for my liking. Hop 15 is my favorite beer, and I can admit it would have made no sense to brew a batch of double IPA that was very close to Hop 15 for a one off, celebration ale. I don’t dislike the brew, but I am not enjoying it as much as other double IPAs.