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Pizza Port Frank Double IPA

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade/ Real big sweet and citrusy hops in the aroma. Pours a transparent orange with a small soapy white head. Sweet up front with a hint of apricot and an excellent well balanced citrus hop finish. One of the better balanced IIPAís Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Very strong, very hoppy, big in a good way with a great balance of pine and grapefruit notes I like in an IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
12oz: Clear orange hue, not much head at all, just a white ring. Big orange aroma. Hops in there are extremely oily, resinous. Sweet C-hops galore provide piney, pineapple, and orange flavours. Thereís a weird freezing iodine-like outline all the way that, mixed with the honeyish malt, provide perhaps a touch more astringency than I hoped for. Bitterness is aggressive, resinous. High carbonation surprisingly, yet the mouthfeel is rather oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
Cloudy yellow, pretty big white head. Sweet & hoppy aroma, with notes of grapefruit and pine. Hops dominate at first - smoky, resiny pine, and ctrus, too. The malt profile emerges toward the end - viscous and slippery, with a subtle sweetness, and a few more notes of smoke. Big & bold, very nice. Thanks to Darkelf for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Caramel malty, citrus, pinetree, hop aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a dry hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 2004 bottle, mailed to me on pure generosity by Footbalm! Thanks, Eric! Before even pouring, you can see that the bottle is lightly hazy. In a tulip glass, it appears very reddish-orange, with some peach/rose hues and a fleeting off-white head. Lightly hazy and not heavily filtered (thank god). Smells pretty standard; lightly toasted malt, some residual sugars, hints of caramel, highly floral hops (as opposed to heavy citrus). Flavor starts with fruity hops (juicy pear, apple, orange, peach) and a decent dose of dry caramel and toffee. So far so good. As I smell it now, more citrus is coming through than before. Lightly earthy notes break through as well, like hacking through thickly overgrown underbrush in the midst of the rainy season. It starts to get excessively bitter, but the sweet honey maltiness keeps it down. I wonít say my favorite Double IPA, but it is not terribly unbalanced and quite juicy and flavorful. Good if you are in the mood for hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Indy gathering 2005. This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy of unnoted size long lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained unnoted carbonation, was hazy and orange brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of strong thick hops. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a lingering slightly tingly aftertaste. Its flavor contained mostly hoppy notes. It was also thick and good.

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