Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pizza Port San Clemente Edition. On tap at The Brickskeller during its "Whet" Hop Ales event with Tomme Arthur.
Pours dark copper with a white head and bits of lace. The nose is light bread some some minor scents coming from some floral and pine hops. We were told that this used Centennial and Simcoe hops. The taste is some light citrus and pine notes along with some mild Maris Otter malt underneath. Pretty bitter and a medium body. This was quite as good as the rest of the bunch.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010 brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a surprisingly cloudy copper color with a thin layer of off-white head.
S: A lackluster nose is obvious right off the bat. Very minimal hop aroma to the beer and what is there is sort of sweet with a little bit of orange peel, grass, and floral notes. Overall, though, this is mostly bread.
T: Second verse, same as the first. Bready malts with a decent enough bitterness, but no real hop flavor. Again, some citrus peel and maybe a touch of grapefruit and pine.
M: The body is medium with a fairly lively carbonation to it.
D: A true disappointment, especially for a Pizza Port IPA. I can’t recommend this one. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Awesome brew. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium sized white head with lots of lace. Smells sweet and hoppy. Musty with some earth, but clean and good. Tastes very nice. Smooth and sweet hoppy. Earthy with lots of caramel sweetness. Medium body, smooth carbonation. nimbleprop (8725) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2010
On tap Brickskeller DC. Pours a clear, burnt orange with a lacing white head. A more piney nose, more malt too, a little perfume. Flavor is malty, lots of carapils, light citrus, orange, pine, spice. Medium bodied, dry finish. Lightly metallic. More of an English Pale feel. Different, but I liked it. A nice roasty flavor meshed well with the bitterness. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of faint hops, orange zest, light citrus, and pale malts. Flavors of light hop bitterness, light citrus and orange zest, and some caramel malts. More of a pale ale than an IPA, but still an enjoyable brew overall.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
On tap. Pours with a golden orange body and a lasting white head. Aromas of grains, candied orange, melon, grapefruit. Flavors are grainy, earthy, lightly biscuity, bitter, light orange. Lively bubbles. Dry. Malt forward. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Tap at Pizza Port SC. Poured a clear orange/gold with a thin, off-white head, that has little retention but good sheety to webby lacing. Nose is really non-existant for wet hop IPA- some English malt and slight harsh graininess. Body is malty, chewy, loaded with bitter orange peel but not sweet enough or caramel loaded to be an IPA- really exactly what the description is: strong pale ale. Profile is a little thin with soft bitterness and a fairly dry palate. Lots of English malts (almost astringent) rather than full caramel malts. yespr (47113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a huge and rocky white head. Aroma is peachy and nice citrusy. Peachy hoppy flavoured. Bitter and citrusy. Citrusy and peachy dry finish. Nice fruity finish. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010, Rome. Clear amber - white head. High bitterness. Zesty. Fruity. Caramel. Fruity. Citrus. Grapes. Light malty. Nice. A bit old. daniele (9573) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2010
ambrata schiuma abbondante persistente naso luppolato fresco pungente fresco agrumato in bocca bel luppolo fresco discreto malto amaro deciso ma non fastidioso