Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A kinda bland IPA that doesn’t compete with his brothers from other pizza ports. Still, it is above average as all pizza port resturants know how to brew IPAs.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bistro IPA Festival. A fantastic first beer for the festival and my second favorite overall. A medium golden color with a laced white head. A huge pine bite with a fresh hop profile. Dry but smooth with a long lasting aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is floral and citrusy. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet (orange and apricots). Hops are floral and citrusy. A BIG hop aroma leads to a surprisingly well balanced and medium bitter IPA. I was expected way more bitterness from the aroma. Nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and very smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pizza Port Carlsbad
The beer sets in the mug a translucent amber color with a substantial creamy white head that slowly disintegrates leaving a velum like sheet of lace to obscure the glass. Hop floral rules the nose, underneath a nice sweet malt fresh and crisp presence seals it off, start is sweet and has a nice malt presence, the top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is all about hops that titillate the taste buds, sweetly bitter, quite dry with the appropriate amount of acidity to make this a most excellent IPA.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice lightish orange/amber color with little head. Aroma is citrus hops all the way. Light malt was detected. Flavor is hops, hops, and hops. One dimensional for sure, but I like that every once in awhile. Reminds me a little of the Solana Beach location's Swamis IPA but without the balance. Very nice body, which is full in the mouth. I'd drink this again.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Amber like appearance and more bitter on the second half of the glass. Hop juice all the way. Solid and decently balanced...if you can ever say that about IPAs.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
San Clemente: Very bitter, as expected, with plenty of citrusy grapefruit bite! Nonetheless, I thought it was terrific, which is something I don't say about IPA's often. Must be because there was enough malt to make things interesting. The Cascade hops are plenty evident.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best of the bunch on this visit. Nothing to write home about but a solid "west coast" ipa. Golden color with a thick white head. Citrusy nose and flavor. Medium bodied, you all know the routine by now...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had this on draught at Pizza Port San Clemente. it's their version of an IPA. Using Centennial and Cascade hops, this IPA is definitely some serious hop juice. It is a bit one dimensional. It was enjoyable, but nevertheless, there are plenty of good IPA's out there