brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad. Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange rind. Light caramel sweetness, bread, and peach. Nice sweetness of citrus and fruits to the flavor. Some caramel/malt sweetness as well. Mild bitterness of orange and grapefruit rinds. Some pineapple, peach, and a touch of pine. Not bad at all.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest. I loved this beer (as did a lot of people I spoke to, but a few didn’t and I can see why). Pours with a clear golden body with a white head. Strongly catty (cat urine) aroma, with big notes of mango, papaya, really floral hops and light crystal. Flavor has absolutely no catty notes. Hugely floral with tropical fruit. Insanely fruit, very floral. Lively bubbles. Very delicious!
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PP/OB. Poured a clear-ish yellow with a rocky, eggshell head leaving very good spotty lace. Fresh, dank hop nose but still not a mind blowing cascade of character. Just solid, fresh, Yakima hops. Taste is unbalanced- full 100+ IBU bitter with no body to balance leaving a spritzy, thin body completely unprepared for such high alpha acid hops. Final result is powerfully astringent, biting.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark yellow with a creamy white head. Big skunky pine aroma. Tastes of pine grass hay and citrus. Not bad but not great.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pizza Port Ocean Beach Edition. On tap at The Brickskeller during its "Whet" Hop Ales event with Tomme Arthur.
Poured a pale yellow color with a bit of an orange tint. Transparent without too much visible carbonation. The nose bring some light citrus and was quite dank. The taste really brought a lot of pine and resin, plus what I’ll refer to as some "green heat" from the fresh hops. Feel was really bitter, excessively so. It gave Amyliz4 heartburn it was so bitter. Fantastic finish and superior drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brickskeller DC. Pours a bright yellow, gold with a frothy white head. Big floral, perfumey nose, pine, orange, honey, lemons. Flavor is really juicy, oranges, peaches, resinous hops, earthy, pine with some sweetness too. Medium bodied lightly bitter, otherwise smooth finish. Super juicy. Well balanced while being super fresh. Really drinkable. I wish this was my local pub.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ocean Beach
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Sweet ripe fruits and malts
Taste: Floral and piney
Very nice IPA.
JohnnyJ (4045) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Clear golden amber pour, white head. Dank hops, pine, bitterness, sweet malts, caramel, and light tropical fruit. The beer feels fairly heavy. I wish it was dryer, still decent.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer at the Pizza Port Hoptoberfest in San Clemente, CA 2010.
others around me were wowed by this beer, I thought it was just ok.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at OB PP. This year’s is 7.5 % ABV. Clear amber with a creamy small off-white head, lasting film. Dunno the hops, but seems Chinook-y to me. Spicy, pine, maybe light herbal wood. Not a very strong aroma, even as it warmed. Flavor of spicy pine hops, some dry hops. Not really very citrusy. Dry finish, light toasty malts and bitterness around a 5. Low carbonation with a medium body. Not bad, but not exciting for the realm of IPAs. 6-4-7-4-13--3.4