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Pizza Port Frank Double IPA

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Dr. Bill tasting at 2005 Toronado Barleywine Fest. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), heavily hoppy (grapefruit, orange, apricot, resin), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Good for the style...ample malt to support the large hop character, big flavors but balanced, rich texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle for rating #1500: Dark straw, very cloudy and dirty, moderate white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing.   Rich sweet hop nose, graham cracker, slightly floral, a touch piney.   Smooth hop flavor on the tongue, not overly bitter, decent malt base, fairly sweet, very full bodied.   Quick hop bite on the exit, moreso bitter tea leaves, emergence of citrus notes.   Lingering sweetened hop tea on the finish.   Very smooth, palatable, and well balanced.   One of the best Imperial IPAs out there.   Make sure to let this one warm up a bit.   Thanks DarkElf for the numerous bottles you sent my way!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, his bottle via trade with DarkElf. Been looking forward to this for a long time. Poured very murky yellowy-orange, small bubbly head, plenty of hop sludge and chunksin the bottom. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, tons of malt, hints of lactose - nice. Taste starts very sweet, candy and fruit, then waves of resiny hops come over the top - balanced mostly bitter finish, very grapefruit pithy. Decent body, mouthfeel lightly carbonated and acidic/astringent - long finish. Very nice - Iíve had better, and I suspect this one shines brighter on tap or when itís fresher - very nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry -- courtesy of DarkElf. Pours a murky, bubbly, orange-yellow with a spare diminishing white head and some floaties of various sizes -- looks almost like grapefruit juice. Very nice, interesting aroma: itís quite hoppy but also very sweet, like grapefruit and candy. Flavourís even better. Itís similar to the aroma: citrus hops and a candy sweetness but the hops dominate more (which is to my preference) and thereís a nice big bitter finish -- very well balanced. Alcoholís very well hidden. Has a good body and goes down pretty smooth. I must admit I was expecting better but itís still damn fine IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
GHBF: Thanks for the taste JoeM and DarkElf for suppling the bottle! I didnít really take many notes with this tasting, I was enjoying the beer way too much. Did write down the numbers however and a tell tale sign on the wonderfulness of the night. "My taste buds need resurrected", whatever the heck that meant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Sampled at Oakesí í05 Xmas Party
Cloudy, no head or lacing. Nose of fresh orange citrus, piney hops, tart yeasty notes. Very nice. The flavor is smooth, similar and with bright sweet hoppy malts and nice creamy funky yeasty notes in the tail. The finish is balanced and quite quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Medium orange color. Aroma is floral hops. A big bodied double IPA. Malts are slightly malty and a little sweet. Hops are juicy, very floral and grapefriuty. Bitter without being over the top. Very flavorful, very hoppy, yet it’s still a well balanced beer. Hides the 9.5% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Hazy orange gold color with a small off white head, no lacing. Strong citrus, piney, grapefruit hop aroma. Bitter hops, citrus fruits, light alcohol. Very nice IIPA punch. Very enjoyable, I like these west coast IIPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle, courtesy of Dr. Bill. First 2/3 of the bottle pours pretty clear. The bottom one-third is sludgey. My sample came from that 1/3 so thatís most likely affecting my rating. Aroma is soapy. Also basil, mint tea, and forest smells. My sample is phenolic and slightly acrid in the back of the tongue. Not in its best form.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2006
Cloudy amber colour with a large dense off white head, Hoppy, fruity aroma with pine notes and a light malty sweetness. Flavor starts malty and sweet, then the hops kick inn with a solid bitterness and fruity and floral notes. Loong dry and bitter finish with pine notes. Thanx to sk8viking for sharing this great beer.


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