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Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale (2011 - )



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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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2011+. New recipe for Chronic. Lower alcohol and dry hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3243) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pint can from Perry’s. It pours a nice clear copper orange color with a small, disappearing white head. The aroma is very dry and lightly toasted with some mild berry-like hop notes. The flavor is the same. Pretty simple and mildly toasty/bready with subtle floral hop notes and a mildly bitter finish. A pretty nice session Amber Ale, but I was expecting more hoppiness. Almost no aroma despite the dry hopping. Hmmm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
From the can. Light hop bitterness with caramel, sweet malt, and thin grain. Clean drinker. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draft. Pours amber gold with a white head. Toasted malty base, lighter sweet malty notes, faint hoppy bitterness, and light floral notes. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
16 oz can courtesy of a trade. Glad to finally try this one. Pours a decent hazed dulled orange copper hue. A bit hazy, almost rusty with some bubbly whitish head atop that dissipates quickly, remains a mellow ringer that laces small overall. A bit darker, carmelized and toasty hues run throughout. Aromas are a bit carmelized, gentle caramel and toast meet firm biscuit, and earthy bitter hop is a touch florals, grassy with some runs of faint soap, soil and more carmelized feels. Initial is a bit toasty, lighter end of the fold with carmelized malts, biscuit and gentle sweetness. Dry, earthy, and bitter elements flow in slowly. A gentle carbonic bite up front makes way for that more toasty, carmelized middle. A gentle sweetness, earth and gentle touches of florals waft in and out. A crisp, biscuity and toasty malt body is gentle and not overwhelming and a decent hoppy kick of dryness and bitter earth as we turn the corner to the backend give it some life. Finish is a bit toasty, carmelized and earthy tapering out. Simple yet the dry hop element does it’s job. A faint spiciness, earth, and toast and bitterness linger on. Serviceable Amber that I can’t complain about. Simple, perhaps a bit forgettable, but certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
1st beer on my 2nd flight of the day at the San Clemente Pizza Port: 17th July 2014. Clear amber with a thin off-white head. The aroma had some caramel hints and a mild fruitiness. The taste similar with a semi-dry palate, medium bodied with a good carbonation. Finish was mildly bitter. OK, but the flight held better stronger flavoured brews.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Can: Thanks, Jeff. Clear-ish, burnt gold-amber body with a chunky eggshell cap; light, clingy lacing left behind. Aroma of clean yeast, faint bread, lightly stale caramel malt... Sadly, not much else. Very vapid. Flavor suffers the same fate... Very mild toffee, lightly toasted malts, yeast, a touch of soapy & earthy hops. Not much bitterness at all. No real sweetness, either. Abrupt finish, albeit clean. Nothing "bad" about this beer, per se, but there’s nothing going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
16 oz can at a pool party. Decent malty aromas with some toast flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Can@Yesprs (21/03/2014) - light amber with off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, caramel, light toffee, fudge. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3387) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Wally’s LA, can: pours a lightly carbonated amber with an off-white head. Aroma is light hops and light caramel malts. Taste is malty with some minor hop action. Really soft carbonation. Easy to drink but this was not impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2433) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Can. Amber with a modest white head. Spicy bready aroma with some vague citrus. Thin, fizzy. Biscuit verging on cardboard, spicy and dry finish. Just OK.

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