wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Solana beach, listed as their own IPA, but w/o the "harvest" descriptor. Orange amber color. Tight frothy head. Med-high early boil bitterness. Muted hop aroma, except through the back of the nose. Sometimes I lose smell sensation in a pizza place. Is it smell overload, or lower carbonation. Still very good, and reasonably easy to drink.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Itís like a rest after a hard swim. I just finished Pliny the Younger and Expo Hoppiness, and this is so much milder. Poured a deliciously mellow, couldy, burnt orange from a cask. Quickly dying head. A little watery, but otherwise good.
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, 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 (3300) - 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 (995) - 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 (882) - 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. Iím not sure how I feel about this. Could be better, could be worse... this was a neutral experience.
GriffDaddy (62) - - 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 (395) - 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 (2733) - 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 itís 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. Itís 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.
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from trade with dogday, thanks Erik! Pours orange gold with a big, white, lingering head. Aroma is orange citrus, dried grass, pine. More grass and citrus in the mouth, sweet and juicy up front, heavily bitter in the finish. Good, but theyíve overdone the grassy bittering hop for my tastes.
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. 500mlish can. Loght gold, dry, wescosty , not as good as expecting.
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can: Thanks Stawn: Served in a shaker:
Medium sized white creamy foamy head on top of an almost clear yellow colored beer.
Aromas of hops, hop fruits, hop flowers, some manure and a hint of yeast.
Flavours of hops, bitters, fruit, citrus and grapefruit, herbs and grass, hint of flowers and some nettle. Quite nice, good growing bitters.
Aftertaste is hoppy, bitter, grassy, grapefruit and herbs.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.