GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Short: A legendary DIPA back from the dead that finds itself slightly outdated
Origin: Tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach Size: 3oz taster Glass: Cylinder Price: $1-2 Date: 1/9/14
Long: Clear orange pour with awesome head formation. Big lacing. Nose is pretty muted at first- as it warms it goes to sticky icky resinous hop oils. Taste is slightly boozy, a bit chalky, finishing with lighter IBU hop bite. Palate is a bit suddy, soapy, finishing with a nutty bitterness and mild alcohol bite. Wasn’t too impressed.
Flaws: Mouthfeel is chalky, suddy
Skill Level: Would have been jaw dropping back in the day
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub courtesy of a very intoxicated Solana resident and his even more intoxicated mother. Grassy, pineapple, citrus. Fairly dank.
iowaherkeye (2695) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado SD, $5. Slightly hazy orange yellow with a small off-white head, fair retention. Nose has floral hops and citrus up front, a bit of biscuit and sweet malt. Flavor has a good amount of danky pine and citrus rind notes, a little caramel and cotton candy sweetness to balance. Light to moderate dry hopped notes. Gets a little floral in the backend, Finish is dry and has some firm earthy bitterness peaking at a 7, and a bit of spicy alcohol as well. Medium full body with prickly light to mod carbonation. Pretty tasty--glad I got to try it. Poor Man’s is my favorite since we’ve been back in CA.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big thanks to night rider for this. i’ve wanted this so long i completely forgot about it. it pours gold with white head, aroma is big with juicy citrus, green, and grapefruit notes. flavors is juicy green, citrus, pine, evergreen, candy sugar, sweet finish but does attempt to dry out.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours amber gold with a nice fluffy head.
Aro. Huge citrus burst. Grapefruit.
Taste. Pine, grapefruit spicy malt
Mouth. Medium bodied lively carb.
Overall: Another amazing hoppy beer from Pizza Port.
AmEricanbrew (5905) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden color/ white head. Huge, awesome, dank kona bud, tropical fruit aromas. medium body with average co2. Grapefruit, floral, tropical fruit hoppy flavors in a wispy pale malt base brew--very fucking good sheet !
JoeTheYounger (1148) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at pizza port. Aroma was herbal and Piney. Medium bitterness with sweet finish. Nice IPA.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with a tall white head. Sort of an herbal hop aroma to it with a nice pine and citrus peel note as well. Just a bit of bready malt. Heavy on the pine flavors with a moderate bitterness. Somewhat citrusy, but more citrus peel in nature. A bit of herbal character. Medium in body with medium to high carbonation.
peteinSD (1394) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Clear yellow and slight orange pour with a thing tan head. Aroma is bit subdued with pine, bitter hops, and soft citrus. Taste is pine, light bitterness, citrus, sweet melon ,and a very nice malt back bone that balances a dry biscuit malt and sweet melon character. Taste is better than the aroma. Very nice IIPA despite the slightly less than amazing aroma.
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from nightrider. Thanks tom! Notes of grassy, resiny hops. Aroma of bitter, abrasive grassy resin and toast. Pretty good. Thanks again!