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Port Brewing SPA (Summer Pale Ale)



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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Summer Pale Ale is our version of the iconic West Coast-style Pale Ale. Our brewer’s decided this beer should be all about the hops. Therefore, we brew it without any crystal malt. In choosing to brew a beer this way, we are left to focus solely on the expressive nature of the hops they choose for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (498) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Murky orange-copper color with a big white head. Aroma is malty, earthy with a hint of orange. Taste is sweet fruit, earthy, pine and a bit of citrus hops, with a citrus aftertaste. Very well balanced, though a little light-bodied for my tastes. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of flowers, citrus, pine and caramel. Sweet flavor thats ends up dry and pleasant bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (645) - Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is floral, caramelly, doughy. Taste is very floral, earthy, medium-bodied. well balanced. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (491) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours clear amber-orange with a big fluffy beige head, good retention, very fine lacing. Aromas of pine resin, grass, apricot, biscuit, and some other bright fruity esters. Light body, smooth, crisp, dry. Lightly sweet, medium bitter finish with a lingering pine flavor. Very drinkable and enjoyably bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Dave. Pours out a lightly cloudy orangy color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is clean, some nice citrus/fruity hops, mild grainy sweetness and some fruit. Taste is a nice bitter floral/citrus/fruity hop profile with some soft grainy malts in there, but as the description says, the hops are the star here, nothing over the top, but just a nice balance of flora/fruity/citrus hops. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
An extremely well done ale. Well balance bitter and pine flavor. So crushable and is yellow in color with a white head. Had at Jerry's in Andersonville ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (120) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 The aroma is subtle, floral hops and pilsner malt. The flavor is a bit more pungent, also floral but with notes of pine and fruit. A clean crisp bitter finish and low ABV make this very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (890) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of malts with some grasses. Taste of malts, grasses, with some hops and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3085) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Une maudite belle bière de soif. Magnifique robe et tête mousseuse. Arômes délicieux de fruits de la Floride. Saveurs juteuses d’oranges, de pamplemousses et de pêches. Belle représentation verte des houblons : conifères, fleurs, gazon. Belle tenue en bouche. Le palais est impressionné. Fin de bouche totalement fruitée. Aromatique, peu amère, délicieuse. Breuvage estival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Draught at ølbutikken - thanks to Søren. Clear yellow - white head. Salty. Fruity. Light hoppy. Bitterness. Grassy. Light to medium malty. Nice - not fresh.

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