Ponto Session IPA - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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4.74/5 rDev +22.5%
This beer pours an extremely light blonde color, slight chill haze. The head is 4 fingers thick with decent lacing. The smell is of tropical fruit and hops, a very good nose. The taste is perfect for the style. It's a nice balance between resinous pineapple and mango hops and a very delicate and crisp malt back bone. the mouth feel is reminiscent of a typical light beer but the hop factor is of a West Coast IPA. I grew up surfing Ponto and bought this beer as a party favor for my groomsman's gift bags (I am getting married at Ponto beach next Year). Little did I know this beer would be amazing! For the style it's the best I've tried. Overall great hop profile, crisp clean malt and a low ABV. I highly recommend this brew.
06-17-2014 04:07:12 | More by CCStix
4.39/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
06-03-2014 04:38:37 | More by ZAP
3.41/5 rDev -11.9%
A- Very pale and clean hay straw color. 2-3 Finger white head that has decent staying power.
S- Nice hoppy punch to if for the size. Grapefruit. Clean and enticing.
T- Big hop character again with a touch of spice undertones.
M- Light, dry, and extremely quaffable. Spot on for the style.
O- A good effort. Not my favorite style, but this one fits the bill well and has solid hop notes.
06-02-2014 02:21:12 | More by Bosoxfan20
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured into imperial pint glass. Pale straw color with a tinge of cloudiness. White head forms and leaves heavy lacing. The nose is similar to Swami... notes of bread, grass, fruity hops, and lemon rind. Taste is mild in terms of bitterness, plenty of pale malt character comes through, lemony fruit qualities coming through with a clean finish. Very refreshing. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this certainly fits the bill for a "Session IPA". I still don't quite get the obsession with this style as it seems that every brewery has recently released one, but this is definitely tasty.
05-26-2014 21:34:39 | More by homebrew311
Ponto Session IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
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