Ponto Session IPA - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.
Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white 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, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest and floral flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus aromas but the taste is more earthy.
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2014 02:42:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
06-30-2014 22:16:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.43/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
To be accurate, it's "Sessionable." And the can says "Ponto S.I.P.A."
Golden color with a nice white foam. Plenty fizzy in the mouth. Extremely light body, not that there's anything wrong with that in a gulper. Piney aroma with a hint of flowers. Sharp and beyond crisp. Some astringency plus the resiny taste. The malt seems to be light to the point of vanishing.
Plenty bitter, and it lingers in the aftertaste. This certainly goes down easy, but it's so bitter it will appeal mostly to the hard core IPA dogs. It would clear the taste of salt water, at least. From the 16 oz can. Price was ten bucks for a six-pack at Whole Foods in Encinitas.
Serving type: can
01-16-2014 05:56:35 | More by mactrail
4.39/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
A-Bright yellow almost glowing in color....frothy white head..
S-Aroma bursts from the can as you open it and pour it...a lot going on here...bright citrus (pink grapefruit), and pine are prevalent on the aroma....very aromatic
T-Loaded with hop flavor as well...bright citrus again with the pink grapefruit while also adding in some peach, as well as some tropical fruit sweetness...light grainy malt backing.
M-There's no way around it. The body seems too thin for this much flavor. I guess that is how it turns out with the lower ABV but in comparison to Founders All Day IPA this is much thinner feeling.
O-I'm very impressed with the aromatics and flavors this beer consists of. Really bursting with hop goodness and finishes with a clean, dry touch. An excellent session IPA.
Serving type: can
06-03-2014 04:38:37 | More by ZAP
3.59/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pour is pale yellow with a tight white head. Nose is strong gain bill, a strong doughy component, lots of citrus hops a touch herbal. Taste is similar, lots of fresh grain and bread crust with a bit of doughy caramel flavor. Hops are fairly strong in back, herbal and citrusy with low bitterness and a moderate carbonation on a light body.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 00:52:15 | More by cpetrone84
Ponto Session IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
87 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.