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Pizza Port Special Pale Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Special Pale Ale is an aggressive hoppy ale brewed with malt from Scotland and an imported top secret hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
12 oz bottle. Very hoppy from the nose to the finish. Some vanilla maltiness in the aroma, and very citrusy in the flavor. A very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2005
12oz. bottle. Predominantly hoppy, fruity aroma, some pineapple, apricot and grapefruit along with lighter notes of green, leafy herbs and wood. Deep, copper color, lightly hazy, with a lasting, creamy head. Flavor profile is also strongly fruity and hoppy, more abundant juicy tropical and citrus fruits and with a very gentle current of toasty malts running through. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness and a tiny bit of remaining sweetness. Nicely creamy, smooth mouthfeel and a medium-full body. Quite good. Thanks to herbjones!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
The aroma was grapefruits, cloves, citrus, and pine. THe flavor was hoppy, grapefruits, pine, and citrus w/ a slight clove note. The beer poured a cloudy brownish orange color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light bodied and a nice carbonation, nicely bitter w/ a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3076) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Trade thanks to DarkElf. Pours out a nice clear orangey color with a very nice creamy white head. Aroma is very stong of floral and grapefruit hops. Tasted a little less strong than the aroma told of, but none the less an awesome beer. Flavor was nice and balanced with citrus and pine hops. Very nice finish and not too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours clear copper with a large creamy off-white head. The aroma is a standard west coast hop. Some sweetness is present right up front then a clean and crisp hop bitterness on the tongue. Citrus fruit and spicey hop and a very nice clean hop finish. Thanks to DarkElf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2005
12oz bottle from Dark Elf. Get me more of this please, anyone. Pours a dark orange color with a nice foamy white head. nose is grapefruit, piney, hoppy, and caramely. Taste is lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit and oranges, hopps are present, pine trees in the mix. Teh finish is awesome, at first very dry, then huge bitterness and hopps stand strong to block out the dryness and leave you wanting more. The taste features some very nice caramel backbone malt that rounds out a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Immense thanks to herbjones for the awesome stash you recently sent!

Rating #835
The body is a beautifully blended tone of amber / bronze and gold! The head lasts throughout the entire drink and leaves a fine lovely lacing. The aroma has a nice caramel malt for a backbone, and a hugely aromatic woodsy / piney hop! The flavor is in accordance to the above. Grand notes of pinesap and freshly cut pine or cedar chips, very spicy! The hops are so involved that they are nearly astringent… pushy and bold.. leaving behind a sting of grapefruit oils. The body is splendid and the finish is bone dry… it’s a West Coast IPA all right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Couleur orangée, apparence partiellement trouble, mousse blanche concassée de nature diminuante. Arômes houblonnées rappelant le persil et les herbes fraîches du jardin sous une quantité d’esters fruités de connivence avec les abricots et les pêches. Saveurs pleinement houblonnées, écorce d’orange, pamplemousse et herbes flottent sur une bonne base de malt caramel, biscuité. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation fine et active. Une bonne bière de session, bien fait, facile à boire et pleine de goût.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 The Lure:
Surrounded by a muddy browned orange, bounteous citrus fruit grow from resinous, wooden hops. Simple, effective, fruity, a ray of sunshine.

The Festivities:
Soft but expansive carbonation lends a comfortable feel to the oranges, apricots and flowery honey. Residual caramel is greeted by many yeast specks, but mostly does its job of providing background to the hopfest. The hopping is careful and never overdone. Earthy hop bitterness ensues, but in an easy-going manner.

Simplicity can still dazzle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Bottle courtesy of DarkElf. Orange pour with a large frothy white head. Aroma is resiny sharp hops. Flavor is initially balanced hops, but the finish is resiny. Dry finish. Palate scrapes the tounge clean.

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