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Summer Pale Ale - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Summer Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 09-13-2009)
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TylerW

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

06-22-2014 02:07:11 | More by TylerW
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-04-2014 01:20:53 | More by nmann08
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dwagner003

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

09-14-2013 02:01:36 | More by dwagner003
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-04-2014 21:19:17 | More by IWannaEatFood
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saalblade

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Yellow gold with minimal big bubble head. Quickly dissipates.

S: Some floral notes with a hint of grapefruit and pine.

T: Single note of hops and all else is lost. Maybe a touch of citrus. Much too subtle accents produces a simple beer in an ineffective kind if way.

M: Highly carbonated with a front of tongue bite and a mouthful of bitter.

D: Has the hops bite but nothing to smooth it over as a summer ale. Light body

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2010 01:20:44 | More by saalblade
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 12:04:19 | More by KTCamm
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 12:58:50 | More by tigg924
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mscudder

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-12-2014 03:52:04 | More by mscudder
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-08-2013 21:36:19 | More by mikeburd1128
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-27-2013 20:47:41 | More by ryanpj
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-31-2012 02:44:53 | More by Giantspace
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mactrail

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very bitter light ale.

In the half litre glass you are met with a pale golden brew, only slightly effervescent. The aroma is wonderful, which was my favorite aspect of the beer. Very light bodied with no hint of malt. Hops charge in immediately. Extremely bitter aftertaste.

This is no way a Pale Ale. It's a very aggressive IPA. Maybe that is splitting hairs, but if styles mean anything this is clearly one of those times it makes a difference. So I was misled by the name, always a hazard. "Hop Monster" or "Shark Attack" are better descriptions. But, if you are an IPA fan, here is one with a kick.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2010 05:37:04 | More by mactrail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-02-2013 21:53:03 | More by acurtis
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kmoen

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-23-2014 15:04:52 | More by kmoen
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-15-2013 18:30:26 | More by InspectorBob
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vidisad

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-06-2014 02:08:17 | More by vidisad
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-23-2013 22:52:56 | More by brez8791
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-06-2012 22:58:56 | More by DonFrap
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-13-2012 19:49:09 | More by SalMineo
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Nathanbolin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-01-2014 07:11:55 | More by Nathanbolin
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-09-2013 22:15:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-10-2013 00:07:46 | More by djrn2
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BAsbill

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-22-2014 23:07:15 | More by BAsbill
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a slightly murky yellowish orange. Nice, white cap. The head doesn't die off too much but also doesn't lace a ton either.

S-Well hopped with juicy notes of citrus. Grassed out and piney. Zesty and a bit floral as well. Nice, pale malt bill as well.

T-The citrusy hoppiness is tasty and agreeable. Pale maltiness complements the hoppy notes of oranges,pine, grass and flowers.

M-Bitter but not overly aggressive. Pleasant finish. Drinks very nicely.

O/D-A tasty Pale Ale with more than enough hoppiness to keep the likes of me interested. I would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 17:39:00 | More by VelvetExtract
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Overlord

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange with gold highlights. Big white foam head.

Lancing bitter grapefruit and some floral notes right off the bat. I'm looking for the tropical aromas others noted, but didn't really find any. Maybe a whiff of passion fruit.

Taste is acridly bittering, with a full out grapefruit husk and pink grapefruit meat assault, some pineapple aftertaste, and some pine rounding it out. Sounds better than it actually is, as it becomes a bit one-note and wearisome after a while.

Good mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2010 03:49:39 | More by Overlord
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Summer Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.