mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach, pours a hazy golden / copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of biscuity, crackery malt, light floral hops, and dry crackery malts. Pretty ordinary, but ultimately fairly boring. Solidly made.
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch. Golden orange pour with a white head. Aroma has a nice orange peel character to it. Light pineapple, some floral hops, earth, and pine. A touch of grass and sweet malt. Flavor opens with a toast and bread malt sweetness to it. Lots of pine, orange peel, and flowers. A mild pineapple note on the back end. A touch bitter, too.
DuffMan (6167) - 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 (5007) - , 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 (2100) - 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 (4200) - 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 (7788) - 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 (4092) - 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 (1517) - 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.