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Chronic Ale - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BA SCORE
77
okay

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: acurtis on 10-27-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

ccurrid, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

anon, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

raulazzer, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

jriggins6, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

AngusOg, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Zimm, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

trubeernick, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

robgage, May 01, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear amber from the tall boy can, forms a nice finger high head of stark white. The retention of this is pretty average as is the spotty lacing.

Graham cracker pie crust, bready malts with a touch of cereal grains and caramel sweetness. Light, and breezy hops of pine and yellow citrus. Notes of mineral and metallic bring this down somewhat.

Bready malts with cereal grains and a mineral bite when cold. Caramel sweetness is pretty benign and balancing. Herbaceous hops turn bright and citrusy near the finish. Low bitterness and not much natural cleansing.

Adequate carbonation and a strange body that is watery and nearly too thin over the palate yet sits heavily after the drink. Lacks drying except for some earthy bitterness and a tingle of minerals.

Honestly as a session beer this is not bad, sits a bit flat in the stomach but packs enough balanced amber flavor with some hop zip. Six pack of tall boys was cheap at under $10, a good buy.

rawfish, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

wooddogg922, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

TasteTester, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ttylicki, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

richkrull, Apr 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

jayhunter357, Apr 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Denzo, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

gspeer711, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

biertrinkenja, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

pkalix, Apr 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

midnitesun11, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sludgegnome, Apr 12, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, metallic, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, biscuit, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but has an odd metallic quality in the aroma and a bit too flat of a mouthfeel in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Lare453, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

kmanjohnson, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

MortalKombat14, Mar 19, 2014
Chronic Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
77 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.