bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and orange. Flavor of hops (pine, floral, light citrus) and caramel malt, Nice bitterness and balance.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
GABF 2007. An excellent IIPA, but what else would you expect from PP? Best IIPA aroma @ the fest. Resiny hop flavor.
MIBRomeo (2445) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw colored pour thick white well laced head. Singular piney aroma first followed by a citrus and fresh hop flowers.. faily simple. Avg pal. Dry bitter flavor grass w/ a bit of caramel. Pretty boring.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap @ Pizza Port, Solana Beach. pour a light orange-brownish with a finger of white head. Swetish aroma with citrus hop notes. a solid malt backing with tons fo good hop flavor. a little bit more earthy than hop 15. some nice spicyness adds to the complexion. a very lovely beer. not as crisp as Hop 15 but still very very drinkable.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Brewery: Port Brewing / Pizza Port
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: hazy yellow, lasting white head,
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma with a lots of spicy floral hops,
Flavor: nice citrus flavor, sweet and creamy, nice sweetness, well balancing spicy hop character, interesting complexity,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
jackstraw (5) - USA - JUL 6, 2007 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite on tap at Port Solana. Straight up, If I were walking down death row to the electric chair, my last request would be a pitcher of Lou P Lin and a Roma (PPís take on the supreme pizza).
Hop character is in your face and all citrus (esp grapefruit). Malty, but not in the way of the hops. Itís really a hop loverís dream beer.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap Solano Beach. 4/06. Hazy golden with mod white head. Very pleasant citrus aroma with a very refreshing citrus/grapefruit taste. Had side by side with Hop 15 tap. Not as complex and with much less malt backbone as Hop 15. Still and excellent beer. I love refreshing beers.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Downtown Johnny Browns. Poured hazy copper color with an average rocky off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Heavy smooth balanced flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.This is a standout beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 ounce sample on tap at Bistroís IIPA Festival. This was the first beer I sampled all day. Sweaty, hempy, orangey hops in the nose. Lightly sweet and very aromatic hop aroma. Nice. Transparent light copper-golden color with a large frothy off-yellow head. Great lacing, but a little light in color for an IIPA. The head and lacing is what prevents this from being a 3 in appearance. Creamy, orangey, hempy hoppiness to start, which then becomes very malty and lightly sweet. Middle is nice and chewy on this beer. Finishes pretty dry and bitter with more grapefruit hops. Very well-balanced. Nice, smooth, hoppy IIPA with no ethanol presence. Really solid and enjoyable.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A few times sampled, vertical tastings against other double IPAs, Solena Beach and Port Carlsbad. C-hop clear aroma. White head. Good creamy taste and full hop mouthfeel. Lace in glass. All you expect from this style, but Pliny the Elder wins side-by-side.