nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009. Very interesting name here, and a great beer. Clear golden color with a lasting white head. Aroma is rough citrusy hops and sweet malt. Nice west coast hop blast. Flavor is sweet malt, but mostly hop-forward, with lots of rough citrus as well as some tropical fruit/pineapple. Palate is nice and not too syrupy for the ABV and style, but with some lasting hop oils. Very solid.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF. Golden color with an eggshell head. Sweet aroma with lots of sweet malt, citrus. Flavor is pretty hoppy, but maybe a bit too sweet. Not too thick on the palate and the high level of alcohol was note apparent. On par with the other DIPAs I’ve had from Pizza Port. Cool name, though.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF Saturday. Pours dark gold and clear, very nice. Aroma is huge bouquet of flowers, matched with crisp lemon and grapefruit. Flavor manages to stand up nicely to the aroma, just a delicious hop-centric drink, West Coast style. Palate remains light, seemingly staying out of the way of the bold flavors. Second best IPA I’ve tried from the Pizza Port conglomerate.
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at PP solana. Wonderful fruity hoppy aroma. Yellow color. Great hop bitterness. Not medicina. Nice lacing. White foamy head. Leans dry. Easy to drink.
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 25, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ Solano Beach: Delicious DIPA, without being too aggressive, be careful the 9.5% ABV is not where to be tasted; can drink a pitcher of this stuff easily with one of there great pizzas.. Drank on a visit to the Pizza Port in Solano Bach, must for Pizza and Beer.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 sampled at dld09. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of orange, tangerine. flavors is piney, tangerine, mango. really nice brew.
The Booya Steez Imperial IPA (rerate)
Draft at Haymarket, pours clear gold with white head. Nose big citrus
kick, marijuana, grapefruity, flavors have a grapefruit clementines
juicy tropical fruit, honey malt, big bitterness, uber fresh, super
dry bruising bitterness, god damn this is good!!
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
booya! Gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma had fruity hops and no hint of a malt backbone. Flavor followed through, bitter with notes of grapefruit, orange, pineapple. Medium carbonation, long bitter finish.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Draft at DLD.
Appearance: Hazy orange/gold pour with a one finger cream colored head.
Aroma: Grapefruit and other citrus. Not much in the way of malt on the nose.
Flavor: Citrus dominates the palate. Well balanced by sweetened malt, but not overly present. Hops dominate.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Excellent IIPA from the west coast. None like them.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewery: Port Brewing / Pizza Port
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma, crystal sweetness, tons of citrus hops, same old story that never gets old
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big hop flavor, lots of citrus, well balanced bitterness cuta the sweetness but otherwise stays out of the way
Overall: only the west coast can make a true west coast ipa
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from the tap at Port Solana: Clear golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity with pineapple and citrus. Flavor starts pineapple/grapefruit followed by a bitter grapefruit finish. Medium body is sharp and tangy with moderate carbonation.