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Pizza Port Special Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special Pale Ale is an aggressive hoppy ale brewed with malt from Scotland and an imported top secret hop.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Recieved in a trade with JohnC. Bright cloudy orange colored body. The aroma is massive grapefruit with some pine and caramel malt backing up the hops. This is slightly soapy. The taste is rich roasted caramel. There is also a little bit of nuttiness and some light grapefruit at the end of each drink. The body is thin and light. Very well balanced. Perfect example of what a relatively subtle IPA can achieve.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pours a cloudy gold amber with a thick frothy head. Zesty pepper in the aroma with some sugary fruitness reminiscent of those sugar watermelon slices. Kind of cloudy and slightly flat on the tongue. Flavor explodes with burn your tongue hops, some peach, some lemon citric with strong undercurrent of drytoast. This flavor lingers baby. Thanks to Odeed for the sample.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Large offwhite head, most excellent retention and loads of sticky lace. A brilliant, clear copper colored ale. Fruity, hoppy nose, melons, peaches, tangariney, just juicy! Medium body, mouth watering. Plenty of fruity hop flavor balanced out with some toasty, biscuity malts. Hoppy juicy, malty dry, citrusy and floral. Finish is dry and generously hoppy! Nice stuff! Props to JohnC for this cruise!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Big grassy/grapefruit nose. Toasted malt, lemony hops. Yow. Body is cloudy orange with a thin off white head. Flavor is rich toasted malt, hops, hops and hops! This is what I remember SNPA tasting like back when I thought it was the greatest. Creamy body, smooth carbonation. I want more!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1086) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2005
bottle thanks to darkelf! nice candyish hops aroma, citrus and pine abound. good malt backbone for the fairly hoppy bitter body. textbook IPA, very refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
i was very happy to pick a few pizza ports this past weeknd up north.this "special ale" poured a cloudy orange with a thick white head.the aroma was the classic orange/pine aroma you would expect from a california i.p.a.the mouthfeel was full and had a nice hoppy bite.very crisp and not to dry.the flavors of pine,cedar,carbonation,and citrus blended nicely.this stuff is awsome!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Thaks to Gina from the brewery for this bottle. Says it’s brewed and bottled at this location. Solid IPA. Very hoppy. Not overly dry. Very slight bitter end to it. This is a keeper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a medium to dark, cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine with grapefruit. Tastes of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Nice and hoppy with a nice bitter kick at the end. Some malts lurking in the background.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with an average-sized creamy off-white head with great endurance. Aroma of florals, pine, and citrus. Refreshing hops flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle, thanks to JohnC. Pours a silty orangish amber, decent head - nice looking. Aroma is of grass/pine hops with grapefruit. Flavor is complex with fruity malt backed by grapefruit and a nice balance west coast IPA hops, grassy but not over done. Delicious stuff, going down to PP tonight to see if I can score a sixer of my own.


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