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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With 78 IBUs. Our version of a West Coast IPA- brewed in the San Diego style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
A very nice IPA. Nicely balanced considering the hop presence. Drinkable. It really is an art to balance a beer like this. Pizza Port does offer many superior IPA’s to this as far as uniqueness or over-the-top flavors, but this is a great session brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011 Memorable herbal, peppery, resinous and orangey hoppiness dominates the full-bodied maltiness in the flavor profile…The newer versions bottled in bombers are beefier than what I remember, and thus provide ample chewing material to play alongside the verbose hops...This is a scrumptious pint of the West Coast’s signature style, no doubt…

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Golden orange with a nice head and lacing. Aroma and flavour are hops and not much else. Good if you’re looking for hop juice but lacking the craftsmanship of their other beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 24, 2004
(Draft: O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA) Not a bad IPA, but just nothing special for the style; Somewhat balanced between malt and hops, but the hops is the more pronounced of the two; Good maltiness and moderately sweet, but fairly bitter grapefruit hoppiness, especially in the finish; Balanced nose is fairly mild: lightly hoppy and lightly malty aromas; Amber in color; Off white head is pretty typical in retention and lacing; May have to retaste to verify the score because Pizza Port generally makes better than average beers, and this one definitely seemed pretty average

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
This IPA pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick, lasting head with good lacing left behind. Teh aroma is sweet yet sour and slightly bitter from hops and full of grapefruit with a touch of pine. The flavor is slightly sweet but full of hoppy bitterness as well as grapefruity and piney with the slightest hint of malt. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Nice orange color with nice lacing. Aromas of fruits and hops. Nice balance of malt and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Tap @ Bistro 6th Annual IPA Festival (August 9, 2003) (7 3 8 4 17). Dark golden color with a tan head. Highly bitter, grassy, sweet and full bodied. Tap @ Bistro 7th IPA Festival (8 3 8 3 17). A golden color with a tan head. A strong pine grassy aroma and flavor with a good long aftertaste. Bottle (8/18/08) (8 3 7 3 17). A medium golden orange color with a foamy off-white head. A strong pine and sweet hop aroma that finished with a nice malt profile as it warmed Malty and sweet with chocolate flavors. Surprisingly not as bitter at the finish but very enjoyable nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
A very tasty IPA. Copper in color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is floral and flavor as is the flavor. Well done and I will probably have another one next time at O'briens

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
THisis an extremely drinkable and well done west coast IPA. Had it on tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Clear light copper with a smallish white head. Slight citrus hop aroma. Flavor is all hops, quite bitter. Very much hop juice.


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