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Hot Rocks Lager - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BA SCORE
84
good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 20
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 03-17-2009

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass. Bottled March or August? 13th 2013.

A nice dark walnut brown body, capped with a good tall four finger and very even soapy head. Lots of retention and a big creamy tan cap of foam in there on top, with some clumpy lacing to match. Some clarity from the head below but pretty dark and somewhat opaque. Very nice looker.

Some interesting qualities. Some tannic nut and spicy hop. A little bit of caraway rye like bread and spicy character too. Sort of almost reminds me of a brown 'ale' in a way. Some milk chocolate to match also. Interesting combination.

Interesting palate. Very nicely carbonated, some mineral earth Perrier hinting like water fizz but not with a water body, as it seems chocolate malt mixes in and coats nicely. Very clean finish, but also incredibly fleeting, with a very forward front tasting palate. Hints at schwarzbier coffee a bit but more chocolate than roasting bean. Light mouthfeel makes for easy drinkability also.

A real interesting refreshing take on a lager, and quite fun too. Very nice.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Photo of asaharyev
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Dark red-brown, moderately clear, with a nice, fluffy, off-white head.

Aroma: Toasted malts, sweet with hints of molasses, caramel, and rye bread. No real hop presence in the aroma.

Taste: Crisp, prickly mouthfeel. Soft notes of chocolate, lots of toasted toffee with a hint of alcohol. I still get no hop presence in this beer. Long, sweet finish. I also don’t detect anything from the granite, but perhaps I would with a similar recipe traditionally brewed.

Overall: A decent lager, worth trying, maybe you’ll like it a lot more than I did. It also wasn’t terribly expensive, so a worthwhile experiment.

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Hot Rocks Lager from Pizza Port Solana Beach
84 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.