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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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimmyduck (1) - USA - NOV 17, 2005 does not count
Whatís not to like about this beer? Well, according to the bartender at Pizza Port Carlsbad, the Brewer (Frank?) is gone and so is Frank IPA. Damn, I wish I would have bought 3 or 4 cases instead of 1 last month. Hopefully, weíll get some information on where this guy goes with his recipe. Stone or Alesmith perhaps?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2002
This is a monster of a double IPA. I have had it on draft,a casked version and an "Iced" version as well.The huge hop aroma is evident through all as is the balancing malt character.But the huge alcohol of the iced batch was amazingly well hidden behind all that hop nose and wonderfull bitterness.Nice dry,citrus mouthfeel.Itís "da-BOMB"! Da HOP bomb!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an orange body with a moderate off-white head. Beautiful aroma of freshly cut grapefruit and oranges. Juicy, hoppy flavor. Well done Double IPA! Nice balance of hops and sweetness!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
GABF 2004, almost missed getting this one out. Clear, deep golden body and an off-white head. Aroma is big...did I say BIG dry-hopped aroma of pine and big yello grapefruits...all over the place. Taste is citri-pine with a light malt backbone. Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy....very nice...with a nice ultra-bitter finish. One of my favorites from the festival.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3257) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2005
Huge thanks to Hairofthedog for this surprise bonus beer! Pours a hazy orange, decent head. Massive aroma of pine gives way to pineapple upside down cake. Most excellent. Hops dominate the flavor, with plent of resinous pine sap, a bit of grapefruit, lots more pineapple, and just enough of a caramel body to balance. Bracing bitterness on the finish. Brilliant example of a West Coast style IIPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
On tap, Stone 9th. Wow, wow, wow! Port knows their way around a hop for sure. This was so brutally hoppy, but still able to finish silky smooth. I donít know how they do it, but I need to get more of this.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005. Very cloudy medium-yellow with a large, frothy white head. Excellent floral hop aroma, full of pine needles, orange blossum, sticky resin, and oak. Orange and peach flavors dominate, the bitterness is rather subdued - very soft and delicate, allowing some of the more fruity, sweet flavors to pop. Wonderful soft, almost buttery mouthfeel. One of the best I tried at the festival.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2005
12oz Bottle from DarkElf..HUGE Thanks! Upon first cap tilting aromas of grapefruit, citrus, outdoorsy, fresh, orange, hops pours out into my kitchen like an airfreshner! A light copper color with a lighter copper color head that is frothy, leaving thick lacing as it winds down to form an oblong island in the middle of my glass. Through the haze of the body, many bubbles can be seen racing to the top. Oh my, what a taste! Starts off thick and malty, slowly builds up momentum into some juicy hops and a nice wet feeling in the mouth. As it begins to leave, the dry, bitterness takes over. I cant stop drinking it.Another whiff brings some caramel to my nose as an alcohol warmth is building in my throat, my last sip was at least 15 seconds ago! Another sips leads the caramel scent onto my taste buds, followed by a slight yeasty chalk that is quick, but leaves behind some dry bitter notes and a little more alcohol warmth. amazing

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Thanks to sick_boy282 for this little guy. Pours a hazy, dirty yellow/orange with virtually no head. Nose is all citrus and hops. Flavor - WOW! Initially grapefruit with bitterness creeping up the sides of the tongue. Mellows a bit as it breathes and warms, with some sweetness peeking through. Dry, bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn. Overall, the best of itís style Iíve had to date!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
One of my favorite DIPAs. This DIPA exhibits a strong hoppy aroma and taste (both during consumption and afterwords.) Strong body from heavy malting (translating to alcohol content) helps balance this beer although its clearly a taste dominated by hops.


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