riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold with brown hue. Very floral aroma and flavor. A coaty floral perfumey dry mouthfeel. A nice hoppy pale ale.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[At GABF 2004] An orange beer with a small dense white head. The aroma is grassy and hoppy, while the flavor is lovely hoppy and grassy combined with a nice maltyness, leading to a dry very bitter end.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: Pizza Port in San Clemente, CA) Lightly sweet and malty, but easily balanced by a citrusy, moderately bitter hoppiness that maintains nice balance through to the finish. The citrus is not a strong grapefruit flavor though. The palate is fairly clean with a mild crispness in the finish, but there’s enough malt for a substantial mouthfeel. The nose is mostly cirtusy hops with a light malt background. Medium gold in color and slightly hazy in appearance. Smallish off-white head fades to a thin film. This is a nice, pleasant pale ale, easy to drink.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pizza Port San Clemente. A decent APA with a citrus bias, balanced with more hop bitterness than malt, could use a bit more malt character but quite drinkable.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th stone ann festival: pours golden brown with a haze, nice tangerine nose. flavors are the same in the mouth crisp fresh hops of citrus and pine. a good solid pale ale, somewhat on the verge of an IPA.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden and a little bit cloudy. Very nice bright white head. Aroma is that of a "typical" APA, decent piney hop presence with a balanced malty sweetness. Flavor is the same, more piney hops. Medium body. Very average APA but not bad in any way...just nothing new here.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught: This one poured a golden color that was a bit hazy. There was some white head to it. There was a good hop aroma to it, mainly of pine and grapefruit both. The taste was mainly of piney hops. There was a decent medium malt body to the beer. Very Good!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color with a light floral aroma. HUGE initial hop (amarillo & tomahawk) taste. Very bitter, almost sour taste. Very dry. Nice dry finish. Named after Poche Beach a surf spot in San Clemente.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden hue. A nice hop presence that is slightly floral. It has a good bite on the end and enough malt in the body to make it slightly sweet. The finish is nice and bitter. As far as APA's go, this is excellent. A great session beer also.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
San Clemente: Medium bitter with a golden color. There was a pleasant lingering bitterness, but other Pizza Port offerings proved to be more enticing. I'll pass on the Poche.