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Chronic Ale - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Chronic AleChronic Ale

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76
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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.95% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: acurtis on 10-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 151 | Reviews: 18
Photo of DaveHack
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnball216
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of swanfungus
3.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rivcabeerlover
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a 16 oz can. Yellow to brown color. A bit too malty and sweet for me but a good amber ale if you like those. Decent carbonation. Slight hop presence. Not a favorite.

Photo of Shawner
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schwegler
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Red/amber with a low white head.

Smell: Faint malt and yeast.

Taste: Caramel and malt up front, a bit sweet, some yeast, faint bitterness towards the end is very low.

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick and carbonated.

Overall: Pretty straight-forward amber. Enjoyable, but nothing to get me to excited.

Photo of jooler
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice Amber ale but I still don't like them. I would rather have a Boston lager

Photo of Mrchato
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light orange color with a white head and a bit of lacing. The smell is grainy, earthy, and very lightly hoppy. The taste has standard malts for a typical amber ale, a bit grainy, and solidly bitter. Hop flavor is light and leafty and not strong like one would expect in a Chronic ale, not sure if its age or recipe, the date is within a the past few months so its not super old it was purchased at a local store. Its just average beer with a solid body and bitterness. Mild citrus taste, but pretty sugary and malty though bitter. As a session beer, it would be good. For a hoppy amber, its middle of the road.

Photo of sjrodriguez
2.76/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jae61
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Absolut
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at boneyard.

Too much banana for me, but a solid drinkable ale.

Photo of davegray
3.89/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
2.31/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Whoa, what's this. Completely unexpected. A sweet caramel, bready and honey malt aroma, an insipid, vaguely citrusy hop aroma, just utterly bland. The palate is no better. Light but like sugar water, whole wheat bread dough, honey, caramel, chalky hop flavor, minimal bitterness, minimal flavor, this is a chore. Drain pour.

Photo of Zaximus
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANIMOUL
2.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap... Not sure if it was skunked but not what I expected for the style

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.04/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of stimulus
3.64/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jimmy_Melnarik
3.96/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Ohsdrummer08
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of LeeEvolved
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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Chronic Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
76 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.