So after a year of beer reviews, a lot of things have changed in my life. New house, New job for the missus and two children who seem to be changing by the day. With all the beers that come through both houses, I could never seem to get the missus to convert from wine to beer. Well in the last month or so I think I finally cracked the code. New England Style IPAs! For a girl with an obsession for grapes, the writing was on the wall that juice bomb was her choice. So with all the new New England IPAs in the fridge, I wanted to try a lighter IPA in Port Brewing’s High Tide.
Hide Tide Stats:
Brewery: Port Brewing
Style: American IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%
The High Tide pours into a crystal clear gold color that leaves a bright white thin head. After the head dissipates very little lacing is left. My nose is hit by a strong pine lemon smell that is accomplished by malts and a slight funk. That string pine aroma comes through in the light body. The bitter hops are wrapped up with a slight funky sticky taste.
After so many Hazy IPAs this was a nice change of pace. The bitter hops can be a bit overwhelming at some times. A real balance seemed to be missing. Overall its not a bad beer. Not one I think I would come back to for my taste buds.