DuffMan (5199) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Deeper gold colour than the Wet Hop, tighter head, early whips of lace. Aroma and hop profile lean more toward pine/conifer with a balanced malty sweetness. Not as explosively flavourful as the wet hop, but certainly still great.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pizza Port Solana Edition. On tap at The Brickskeller during its "Whet" Hop Ales event with Tomme Arthur.
Pours orange-copper with a white head and loads of lacing. The aroma is very light with some pale malt and very slight pine hop characteristics. The taste brings some fresh hops and a bit of greenness. Tomme informed us that this use 180 pounds of fresh hops in a 7-barrel batch. Feel brings some light bitterness and lower levels of carbonation. Overall, this was quite sessionable.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy yellow with a persistent, yet thin head. Huge hops in the nose. Heavy handed hops in the mouth.
nimbleprop (3004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brickskeller DC. Pours a clear orange with a thin, frothy white head. Nice, fresh aroma, not too punchy, lightly spicy, citrus, a little candy. Flavor is mild, sweet, orange, lemons, pine, caramel, some biscuit. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very well balanced. Fresh but also mild.
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest. Pours with a clear golden body and a lasting white head. Aroma is grainy, cereal and bready with herbal, and spicy hops. A bit of dry hop grassiness. Flavors of grain, cereal, citrus, herbal hops and popcorn. Very lively bubbles. Dry. Very sessionable, but leans towards the grainy/malty side of things (sort of like San Clemente’s Rip Tide).
Re-rate: On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a brilliantly clear golden hued body with a retentive and lace producing white head. Strong fruity aromas, floral, delicate tropical fruit notes, flowery, grassy, light esters and some sweetness. A bit dank the more you sip. Flavors are grainy, bready, dry and a bit of DMS possibly (didn’t smell it on any other PPSB beers). Very fruity, a bit spicy, grassy, floral. Dry. Very grainy, tropical fruit. Light bubbles, dry, lighter bodied.
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at pizza port. Pours a clear gold, slight orange, with white head. Really.. this beer seemed very mild/watered down. Some hops, citrus, pine, and bread in the finish. I am dissappointed.
danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Port Solana. Appearance is a crystal clear yellow gold with a small white head. The aromas and flavors are a mild floral hop with pine tip accents. Mouth is moderately bitter. A nice pale ale (at least they said it was a pale ale).
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port. Pours clear golden with rising bubbles. Has a fresh hop nose of pine and citrus. Flavor is again fresh hops with a bitter finish. Not bad, but a little bland and empty.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample tap at restaurant. pretty much tastes like a watered down version of the high tide.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a mostly clear pale orange color with a medium and creamy ivory white head that dissipates slowly. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of subtle floral hops and earthy malt. Medium, smooth body with notes of resiny hops, malt and some dark fruit. The finish is soft and fruity with a short leafy hops aftertaste. Decent, but it makes me hope I can try it on the tower sometime.