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Pizza Port The Old Ball & Chain Pale Ale

Pizza Port The Old Ball & Chain Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This Pale Ale was brewed to celebrate the head brewers wedding, but enjoyed by everyone, no ball & chain required. Marris Otter as a base malt and Citra as a bittering and aroma hop. 1.051 SG 1.009 FG

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Big hop nose, loads of citrus and lime zest. Not a fan of Citra hops, but this is the most well done I have tried. Super drinkable, tons of hop flavor, not too bitter or harsh, truly a great sessionable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Very light and crisp. Citrus in the flavor and aroma. A bit of malt sweetness but mostly the lemony feel. Quite clean and refreshing. This would be great at a wedding, light, crisp and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap @Solana Beach: Light golden color with a small white head. Aroma is light citrus. Flavor is all citrus (light lemon and lime) with just a hint of caramel for balance. Medium body has a crisp finish with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3287) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at The Monk. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Big citrus hop and pine on the nose. The flavour replicates this. Massive citrus hops. Some tropical fruits na dgrapefruit. Enjoyed this one quite a bit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
On tap in OB. Light ber with stringy white head. Nose is light west coast ipa pondered hops. Taste is sweet ipa up front to pale ale in the back. Bartender said it was 4.5 abv but Changed mind to 5. Great beer! Wish it was 4.5 it would be best session beer ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pizza port ball and chain. growler thanks to my man tim..... Pours a medium copper penny transaprent orangey brownpour with a thin to medium just off-white head... Aroma of crisp citrusy and dankness all for the very hop forwardness for a an american pale..... Flavors are much of the same with an emphasis on west coast tropical fruitiness, not as much as th aroma suggests, but nice nonetheless. Small bready malt backbone to coincide with the aforementione. Small to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Tasteful and light between all the heavy hitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Citrus hops aroma and taste with a sticky palate and bitter pine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap @ Ocean City Pizza Port
Appearance: Clear golden with a nice white head and some lacing
Aroma: Fruity and citrus
Taste: Fruits and citrus. Borderline too fruity
A nice APA, clean and crisp. Easy drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Growler shared at DLD. I think Kan brought it? Pours a nice glowing amber hue, maybe a shade or two darker with frothy offwhite head atop that stays moderate sized, soapy lacing coats my glass. Aromas are bready malts, pale malts, grains, moving into bigger citrus and resinous pine, florals and grass. Surprisingly quite piney, with lemons, grapefruit bringing up the tail end. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching fairly large hop profile: lemon, grapefruit, resinous pine, some fruity peach and moving into some light malty backbone with bread, toast, and grains. Finish dries out with bigger citrus and pine, a healthy hopping takes this bad boy into the finish. Its pretty damn hoppy for an APA. I liked it, but around some of the other beers of the day it could easily be left out. Upper tier APA in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Growler pour at DLD from Kan. Thanks! Okay, I have to admit I wasnt fair to this one. I was drinking fresh Zombie Dust side by side with this. There was a breadiness about the aromatics and some softer hop character, almost tending towards German hops with light citrus components. Lacking the bright tropical fruit notes typical of Citra. On taste, a pleasing and balanced bitterness and a refreshing hop character. Malt body is really nice, perhaps overwhelms the hop flavor somewhat. A good beer, just wasnt fair to have it side by side with Zombie Dust, thats all.

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