badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with a creamy white head. Nice big classic floral grapefruit, pine, and caramel aroma. Tastes of grapefruit with notes of orange and pineapple, caramel, and pine and finishing with a big grassy cereal grain flavor and a big bitter bite. Thick chewy palate. Well done.
MadRobin (1704) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 3 oz. sample at Pizza Port (Carlsbad)
Clear, golden yellow with small white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, orange, pine, mango, grain and caramel. Huge on sweet citrus.
Taste of floral hops, citrus, grass, grain and caramel. Intensely bitter.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
The fantastic aroma is not matched by the taste.
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Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
28/12/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Pizza Port Tap Takeover. Dorata, limpidissima, viva, schiuma bianca abbondante e persistente. Naso pungente, molto intenso, note erbacee e di resina, leggero fruttato, agrumato. In bocca sorprende, fruttata con note di frutta tropicale e ananas, magnifica! Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. IPA magistrale, equilibrata in maniera perfetta. Super fresh!
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronado SD. Pours a low haze, glowing gold. Thin head. Nose is puppy breath, pineapple, cantaloupe, and a lot of white grapes- a character that is recurring with wet hop ales this year. Taste is very bitter, intense walnut and Brazil nut, some fruity notes like pineapple, peach, and more white grape juice. Very bitter, long finish. Aggressive, but enjoyable. Can’t really go wrong with a Pizza Port IPA.
Peacehammer (600) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong grapefruit pineapple nose. Great bitter flavor, with fruity hop notes and a nice bitter finish.
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange pour with a white head. Strong pineapple and grapefruit aromas up front. A lot of floral and grassy notes, too. Some citric character, a bit of pine, and a light herbal quality. The flavor is lightly sweet and bready, but still plenty of grapefruit, floral, herbal, and pineapple hop notes. A mild bitterness, a bit of grass, and a hint of pine.
peteinSD (1284) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rap @ PP Carlsbad. Semi-hazy, light golden pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is pungent hops with pine, balanced bitterness, citrus, and juicy tropical fruit (melon, pineapple). Taste is more bitter than the aroma suggests with pine and a slightly burnt off flavor in the malt backbone. Clean mouthfeel. Smelled great but the taste was a bit too bitter and the malt backbone off.
JohnnyJ (4094) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at pizza port c’bad. Clear golden pour, fluffy white head. Nice fresh citra hop profile, sweet fruity hops, earthy, light tropical fruit, citrus, and dry cereal grain background. This beer is very dry and lets the hops shine. Very good.