StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent, magnifying orangey copper with a thick, café frothed and orange tinted head. Aroma rings with honeydew and lemon grass, freshly cut after a mid-summer rain. It’s timed perfectly for the season. Sweet orange crème toffee crests on the aromatic ridge. Bitter peaches trollop with maple covered grapefruit. Peaches, amaretto and balsa wood interweave. Honeyed marigolds and tinctured carbonation ride a horizontal line across the tongue. A gentle, grassy ridge cuts sweet bitterness to the edge. Thanks for the 750-ml. bottle, tpkenned!
GenkiGonzo (225) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from CBB. Pale gold, small wite head. Big tropical aroma with hops and some citrus. Great bitter flavour, lots hop, tropical fruit and citrus. Bitterness has a slightly rough finish, but surprisingly solid beer. Wish I bought two!
JBPortland (684) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours semi clear pale golden yellow with a finger of head. Nose is more malt forward than expected, some round soft tropical fruit, orange, and lemon. Taste is medium bodied, malty fruit, lemon zest, bitter mango. Finish is bitter fruit, mango, citrus. Can is pushing 5 weeks old so not ideal but still holds up fairly well.
Errl (1518) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can..Pour is golden with no head. ..Nose is musty, grains, hop, dank..Tatse is musty, grains, grapefruit, spice
TheEpeeist (3297) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Clear yellow with a white head. Nose is musk, citrus zest, lime and toffee. Resiny medium body with sharp carb and a bitter bite. Taste is grapefruit juice, lemon basil and toffee with a touch of eucalyptus. Solid but unspectacular.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Pours a pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, tropical, pine, and grass. Very hoppy, too bitter for me.
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Canned on 6/2/2014 at Carlsbad. Pours light golden yellow with 2.5 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of lemon lime, light grapefruit, floral. Tastes of pine, citrus, floral, bitter piney hops. Medium-light body and semi-dry. Juicy mouthfeel. Solid IPA.
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 FL. oz. silver can, supplied by GT2 ( as an extra) - many thanks! To over-sized snifter, it pours a yellowish honeycomb orange with which an off-white head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of Swiss cheese, chives, cat urine, copper, denim jeans, sweat,, noble hops, and bong water. Tastes much the same with the addition of sunflower seeds, clementine peels, rosemary, LME, and table sugar. Maltier than the previous Pizza Port hop-forward ale. I’m not sure how I feel about this. Could be better, could be worse... this was a neutral experience.
GriffDaddy (64) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light goldish pour from tap, immediate piney aroma that suggests a very hop heavy brew. Spicey, piney hops with a bit of resin, nice malty balance but clearly a hop forward IPA. Pleasantly bitter finish. Very nice. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I order again? Yes.
barn0216 (396) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Clear golden color, plentiful foam. Pleasant floral aroma. Refreshing light ale body, sharp pine bitterness quickly takes over. Very assertive for an IPA, slightly too much bitterness for my taste. The hop flavors are overwhelmed somewhat.
Frank (2783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was really happy to get to try a Pizza Port brew after years and years of this "Port Brewing" nonsense we get outside of California--and it’s a pretty nice IPA to boot. It is quite light in color, pilsener yellow and it has a foamy white head. The nose is very hop forward: citrus, herbs and pine. It’s pretty dry with some lemon coming out once tasted. This is light bodied w/ a resinous bitter finish. The end result is clean, balanced and drinkable, esp. for a higher gravity IPA.