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Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale) - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale)Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale)

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very good

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: acurtis on 10-27-2013)
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got this beer in a trade. Thanks Skuter! Canned on 2/18/14.

Served in an 8 oz. stemmed tulip, Ponto pours with a sizable white, crisp, foamy head that quickly collapses on itself after a few minutes. The gold liquid underneath is fairly clear, showing off what little lazy bubbles there are in this beer. Overall, a pretty attractive IPA!

The aroma is perfect. It is the quintessential West Coast hop aroma right now, with a variety of hops that offer notes of lime, kumquat, mint, and pineapple. This is all laid over a light bready malt aroma.

The flavor is the same, with a citrus forward flavor that doesn't overwhelm the palate. It is zesty, quick, and very bright. The carbonation could be dialed up a notch, but the way it is now makes it drink more like an English Bitter/IPA hybrid. Wonderful flavors of honey, mint, kiwis and kumquats all intermingle on the palate.

This is a beer that I immediately wanted more of when I tried it. Extremely beautiful aroma, and a sessionable IPA that really satisfies the hop head and the average drinker at the same time.

MusicaleMike, Mar 18, 2014
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Hazy lemonade shade of yellow, bright white head forms with a thicket of nice bright head forming thick. Have no fear the nose is as dank as any really hoppy beer I've ever had, big citric notes, lush Mary Jane, cider like acidity note, herbal/vinous hops growing out of the glass. A bit of floral and garlic in the nose on the backend if you keep digging. Flavor has an absurd amount of herbaceous, garlic, and onion resinous hops, bitter bite of hops hits with each sip, it must pair well with Funions. Light resinous hop oils lay on the palate, bitterness dries out the finish of each sip lighter bodied session IPA in 16 ounce cans. Someone needs to share some Two Hearted Ale in this sized can with the folks on the West Coast.

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Having had quite a few session ipas, this is by far the best.

A) its in 16 oz Tallboys.IMO every session beer should be in cans.
B) its just simply delicious, blowing away easy jack, all day, go to, etc. This is sincerely a solid beer

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a globe glass for tasting. This new or atleast newly canned brew from Pizza Port pours a hazed golden with an inch of nearly white foam. Offers good retention and lace.

Aroma is a bit soapy/hoppy in a good way with light citrus and some tropical notes. A bit clearer with some exposure. Taste follows and has an understandably thin finish given the light ABV. Touch of lemon of note on the finish and offering a firm feel and carbonation.

Nice and hoppy for a lighter bodied brew though not aggressive. No bitterness on the finish to note. There is nothing 'India' about this beer as the IPA moniker continues to substitute for the presence of aroma hops to my disdain. Sense a touch of wheat here. Nice, pleasant, easy yet a bit boring.

Call it what it is. A Hoppy Pale Ale. As an IPA I would give this a zero(;)). Alas I think I like it better than Alesmith X, or maybe not...And now comes Stone go to IPA on its heels...

HalfFull, Feb 23, 2014
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Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale) from Pizza Port Solana Beach
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