Port City Maniacal Double IPA

World of Beer. Apparently it’s some sort of wonderful beer chain that we don’t have anywhere near New Jersey. I saw one while I was down in Tampa, but I wasn’t able to stop there. I stopped at one down in Virginia and it was packed. I grabbed a seat at the bar and took a look at the extensive tap list and decided on grabbing a local brew to the area.

ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: This beer was just released in April of 2013 from the brewery which is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Random: There is really nothing on television on Sunday mornings. I’m watching my latest disc from Netflix about Catherine the Great.

This brew poured with half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, dark orange color with almost no carbonation visible at all. The nose was incredibly fragrant. I got notes of grapefruit and pineapple, which gave it a definite tropical feel. The taste was pretty good. It was very fruity with some mango, pineapple and grapefruit. The booze didn’t make an appearance, which wasn’t surprising given the fact that it was relatively low ABV for the style. The body was medium thickness and had moderate carbonation, which was a good surprise. The finish was long and fruity. For a local double IPA, this had a lot of character. It was flavorful and pretty easy drinking. I would definitely have this one again. Grab one next time you’re in Virginia!

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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