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RATINGS: 1405   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Clear medium amber-gold color with a dense medium white head. Full, resinous piney hops aroma with fresh grapefruit and mixed citrus. Full hops flavors as well with resin, pinewood, earth, dark citrus and a nice herbal grassiness over a dry malt backbone. Very crisp full body that is deceptive nimble with dry malt characteristics which take a backseat to the full, strong hops profile with clean, strong, bitter, lifting finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 On tap. Oh dear. Amazing! Truely amazing. Best IPA ever. So wellbalanced and great complexity. I will speak no more of this beer - just let the memories roll over me. I must go back some time - I must.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
On cask at Papago: Pours to a mostly clear, though ever so slightly cloudy, bright orange-yellow colored body with a tiny (itís on cask remember), bubbly white head that quickly fades. The aroma is just awesome - fresh, juicy, ripe hops - but the hops here are much more fruity than most west coast style IPAís Iíve had (possibly due to it being on cask?). Itís just a complete noseful of juicy citrus & fruity hops, though it doesnít assault your nose and almost burn like say Dreadnaught (not that I mind that either). The taste serves well on cask - the hops are highlighted throughout, and retain the fresh, ripe, juicy & bitter flavors youíd expect from the nose, along with the intense fruity hop notes too. This oneís totally focused on the hops, but it manages to achieve a very differnt hop flavor while retaining tons of bitterness. Maybe itís just due to it being served on cask, but it really works. I canít detect any alcohol, so purely guessing Iíd put this one at about 6.5%, but itís certainly possible that itís higher and simply hiding any fusel alcohols. Normally the carbonation seems to help lighten the body, provide a crispness on the palate that helps to enhance and progress the hop flavors, but this one doesnít need it. Light-medium bodied, very moderately carbonated, finishes with extended citrus and juicy fruit hop notes. In the condition that I had this one it ranks right up there with Russian Riverís Pliney the Elder, though it is definitely its own animal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - AUG 28, 2006
On cask at papago, pours a deep orange witha heathy white head. strong hop aroma with some caramel malt. Flavor is mostly citric hops, bit of malt, not a ton of balance. Finish is really long, nice amount of bitterness. Good really use some mroe balance/ a bit more interesting flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 19, 2006
From Growler, purchased at Solana Beach location. This is one of the nicest looking beers I have ever seen. As one of the raters below me said, itís a ruby amber color, almost fluorescent. I gave this a 9 for aroma, because, like almost all of Pizza Ports hoppy beers, you can actually smell the fresh hops in a distinctive manner. It truly smells like fresh marijuana. Amazing. Taste is super hoppy as one would expect. This is a tad harsh, but other than that, itís a perfect beer. Maybe itís not the best brewery in the world, but I think that NO one does hoppy beers like Pizza Port.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
On tap poured a clear copper with a nice lasting head and good lacing around the glass. Aromas of fruity citrus and pine hops with a sweet carmel malt. Taste had a long lasting bitterness with a big dry hop finish. Great example of a west cost IPA, nice and balanced with a push towards the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Draft. Ruby amber color with a nice off-white head. Grapefruit/appricot aroma. Big appricot flavor with grapefruit and pine backing. Just enough malt to balance. Lingering piney bitterness. Very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This is the best IPA I have ever tasted!!It has a very fruity,floral aroma.Color a nice amber.Head was average,but dissipated quickly.Very tasty,and not too overbearing like many IPAís.I think it is very underrated.Had it on tap at the Carlsbad Pizza Port.Took home a jug too!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad poured a clear light copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness and a hint of grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2016) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Deep amber color with a very nice head. Aromas were very floarl and fruity. Peachy hops. Flavors were similar with a decent maltiness that really brought out the hop/malt balance. Very Tasty


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