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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

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 09-13-2009)
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2.25/5  rDev -43%

TylerW, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

bfred805, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

nmann08, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

dwagner003, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

IWannaEatFood, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of saalblade
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
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

saalblade, Jul 19, 2010
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 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
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ryanjtravis, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mscudder, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mikeburd1128, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Kramerbarthomer, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ryanpj, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Giantspace, Aug 31, 2012
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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%

Jeffrey_Fissinger, Aug 22, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

mactrail, Sep 22, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kmoen, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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SalMineo, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Nathanbolin, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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Summer Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.