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Summer Pale Ale - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Summer Pale Ale
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 09-13-2009)
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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Union Ale House

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, hazy, orange/yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine hops, grapefruit, and other citrus

Taste: pine hops, grapefruit, orange, lemon, small caramel malt

Mouthfeel: light bodied and carbonation, bitter with a small sweet backbone

Drinkability: A more American version that English. I do like the pine flavor, but wish there was some more of a malt backbone to balance this out. Not a bad beer for a hophead, but not one I would seek again.

tigg924, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ste5venla, May 22, 2012
Photo of ryanjtravis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ryanjtravis, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

whatname, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of bfred805
3/5  rDev -24.1%

bfred805, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of terpinsd
4/5  rDev +1.3%

terpinsd, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill, in Jersey.

Pours copper clear thick white foam. Sticky. Mild malt nose. Light malt taste, toffee, breads, then a very firm hop bitter. Strong aftertaste. Lots of flavor, but a persistent bitter hangs around a little too much.

KTCamm, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of mscudder
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mscudder, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Quinnspub1
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Quinnspub1, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kmoen, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mikeburd1128, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of unitmonster
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Lost Abbey, 8/13.

A - Pale golden with minimum head.

S - Citrus, hops, and some funk. Smells almost like a saison or farmhouse style ale at times.

T - More citrus and hops. Definitely a beer I could drink all day during summer.

M - Light bodied beer with medium carbonation. Any more or less carbonation would blow the beer.

O - Wish I would have picked up a growler of this. It's a great session beer for these hot summer days.

unitmonster, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of largadeer
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Cloudy pale golden appearance, a firm 1" head rests atop and retains well. The nose is hop-forward, reminiscent of citrusy tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Malt is barely perceptible, and the yeast profile is clean. Citrusy, grapefruity hops are dominant on the palate, overwhelming the malt almost entirely. There's a touch of tropical fruit right before the sharply bitter and resiny finish; this has more bitterness than your average IPA, but it's a clean and pleasant bitterness. The body is medium-light, the mouthfeel very dry. It comes off as more of a low alcohol IPA than a pale ale, but it's a great beer either way.

largadeer, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of BlairB
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pleasant surprise, didn't expect a whole lot. Very good for a pretty basic ale.

BlairB, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

After a hard day, I needed a nice fresh and hoppy pale ale, and this was just what the [beer] doctor ordered. Poured a slightly hazy yellowish-amber color with a finger or so of white head; nice retention and lacing. Nose was hop dominant, floral, citrusy, piney, goody. Taste of orange and grapefruit zest and pith, some pine and grass notes, pleasantly bitter with a solid bready malt background. Medium body, crisp, easily drinkable.

Rifugium, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of TylerW
2.25/5  rDev -43%

TylerW, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of SoCalStout
4/5  rDev +1.3%

SoCalStout, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Lost Abbey

A: The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a finger of white head and some sticky lacing.

S: A very nice hoppy nose full of of citrus, pine, and floral hop aromas. Just a mild grass note but otherwise it's just tons of grapefruit and other citrus peel. What one might call dank.

T: There is just a mild sweetness of malt and otherwise it's all grapefruit and orange with more subdued notes of pine and grass. A light bitterness with some floral notes to go along with it.

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Really a solid hoppy beer, which is something I always expect from Port.

womencantsail, Sep 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Phillyz, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

nmann08, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

grubefresh, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of BeerDetective
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a light gold yellow, almost orange
Smell: Lots of hops, well balanced btwn grass and citrus
Taste: Really good, like someone took a good IPA and turned it down a notch or two, but still left the really good hop flavor behind.
Mouthfeel: Really nice and smooth.
Drinkability: I had three last night, so this is even a good session beer.

BeerDetective, Jul 14, 2010
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Summer Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.