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Pizza Port Hop-utante Pale Ale (Motueka & Kahatu)

Pizza Port Hop-utante Pale Ale (Motueka & Kahatu)
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A platform for new & experimental hops! Now featuring New Zealand hops: Motueka & Kahatu.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch. Clear golden orange with a white head. Sweet caramel and bready malt with a slight toasted character. Spicy and earthy hops on the nose with some citrus notes. Flavor is fairly sweet with a moderate bitterness. Lots of caramel and bread. Really grassy, earthy, and spicy. Kind of woody on the finish. Perhaps old?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Tap at Pizza Port-Solana Beach. Pours a very nice clear orange. Interesting hops on the nose, hard to describe but there is some citrus notes. Flavor is citrusy, bready and quite good. Not sure on these hops, I like them, but they are new and confusing

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Short: A soft and fruity IPA with mega volatiles in the nose

Origin: Tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach Size: 3oz taster Glass: Cylinder Price: $1-2 Date: 1/9/14
Long: Good lacing from a clear orange pour. Pool water and dog breath volatile nose. After waiting 8-10 minutes, the volatiles have dissipated and you get some wild exotic hops that I have never experienced before (Kahatu): wild berries topping an alcoholic creme brulee. Taste is sticky kumquat, orange peel, Hawaiian roll, big West Coast IPA butterscotch requirement. Sharp Brazil nut IBU power in the finale.
Flaws: Requires patience to enjoy, too many volatiles
Skill Level: High; on the right track for this experimental series


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