Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I'm Back!! With A New Beer Review As Well - Pizza Port High Tide Fresh Hop IPA!


For The Love Of Beer is back! I know it's been quite awhile since I've posted..but life and a big move have got the best of me. Now that things are back to normal I'm gearing up to start doing a bit more here once again. The first beer I picked for my comeback post is Pizza Port High Tide Fresh Hop IPA. A 22oz bomber from the California brewer, this one is hopped with freshly harvested Chinook and Centennial hops. Here goes!

Bottle from blitheringidiot, delivered to me via autumnaldave....thanks guys you both rock!! Pours into my glass a nice bright orange hue with a small creamy white head on top. Looks pretty nice in the glass. Aromas start off with sweet caramel that's quickly met by a blast of fruity, citrusy, almost tropical hops. Green, fresh and vibrant.

First sip brings a mellow caramel maltiness along with a slight breadiness as well. Quickly followed up by a blast of herbal citric hops that have a tropical fruit twang. Grapefruit is prevalent as well as some spiciness. Solid bitterness hits on the back of the palate as the brew finishes with a touch of dryness. A tasty fresh hop IPA to be had here.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Easy to drink with plenty of carbonation. A solid fresh hop brew from Pizza Port. It doesn't blow me away like some of their stuff, but it's definetly a solid IPA and a tasty treat that I was lucky enough to have the chance to sample.

Overall I gave this brew a 4.0 out of 5.0....a tasty beer!

Check out more of Pizza Port's fine brews by surfing over to www.pizzaport.com

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