Port Brewing is relatively new to New Jersey, but has been around for five years. They’re known for their surfing themed beers, including one of my favorites: Wipeout IPA and the FNG Pale ale to celebrate their entrance into the Jersey market.
Well, apparently they’ve been around for 5 years, and each year they brew a double IPA to celebrate. This year that anniversary ale is available in NJ.
The first thing I noticed was the smell: strong in hops and pine. Like walking through an evergreen forest, while carrying a cold beer. It smelled so good my mouth started to water.
The first taste is immediately sharp, that sweet hop flavor crosses the tongue and fades to a slow alcohol bite. Hop lovers Heaven. AKA Dave White heaven. The hops are sharp, like a paper cut. The finish is dry. This is a solid beer. One I’d buy year in and year out.
It’s high in alcohol at 10.0%, so be careful, but each sip is worth it. Yeah, this is a quick review, because I really want to get back to the beer.
Great taste. If you love IPAs or double IPAs, this is one to look out for.