Pizza Port Pants Optional Strong Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Centennial, Citra, and Chinook

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Had to rate this as an IPA, even though its classified as a "strong" pale ale... the brewers were probably .5 gram light on the hops to make this a pale ale. But its all IPA. And its a really good one. Pours yellowish gold, with a nice 2 finger head that stays present throughout the drinking experience. Big citrus and tropical fruit aroma that carries through in the taste. Nice balance. Lacing is fantastic. Really strong pine/resin/"grass" notes that definitely make this more IPA than pale ale. Great beer. On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Craft Beer Co. that is outstanding so good so much tangerine and fruit so light. Gorgeous. Fresh. Just outstanding

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Pizza Port tap takeover. Pours clear, bright yellow with a lively, white cream head. Big citrus hop nose, rife with orange and tangerine, light pine, pale malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry citrus, lemon, tangerine, pine needles, adequate balancing pale malt sweetness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Light dry citrus finish, with grapefruit, lemon and tangerine, along with some lovely mango notes. Awesome beer. Stupidly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap at brewery. Pours a light bodied golden hue with small white bubbly head. Craggy lacing on the sides. Aromas of amazing citra hops, most notably tangerin, orange peel, resinous fuel, chinook. Soft mouth feel and taste with load of juicy hop nugget flavors, tangerine, creamy malts. An awesome pale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft with Linh at pizza port Carlsbad. Pours a clear amber body with sure lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus hope, grapefruit, and pine. Mouthfeel is aggressive pine hop, which tends to dominate with subtle notes of citrus, bitter grapefruit skin and hop resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Tap at PPC. Clear yellow. Massive webby lacing. Nose is rich mango, cantaloupe. Taste is mega rich mango pith. Finish is oily and clean. Delicious. A great showcase probably of NZ hop varietals. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Isn’t this technically an IPA? Tap @ Port Carlsbad. Pours a mostly clear deep gold with a frothy white head. Great citrus hop aromas with a light biscuity malt base, a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad... Poured pale, golden/yellow with a thick white head. Nose had an intense amount of piney, citrus, floral hops. Tasted of hop juice with a hint of malt balance. So much hop flavor but not overly bitter. Fruity with citrus and tropical fruits. Hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. One taste and I was surprised to see this in the pale ale category. This is equal to other IPAs. Deliciously fruity pine citrus, grapefruit, tangerine flavors. Still a fairly light body, lovely bitter finish -- my favorite plain old "american pale ale" or whatever category it supposedly belongs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
On draft at Haymarket’s PP night. Clear orange with a white head. Somewhat catty nose sweet doughy pine, grapes, and grapefruit with this touch of nice subtle woodiness. Fresh crisp lemons grapefruit bitter hops   Finishes dry and bitter. Crisp and tasty. 8/4/8/4/15

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