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Foam Ball - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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83
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-19-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

largadeer, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of CoolEthan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CoolEthan, May 04, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some floral aromas. Taste is much the same with a distinct tea-like flavor on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

t0rin0, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Nitro at Pizza Port Carlsbad
05-10-12

A: Appearance is clouded with an awesome display of cascading bubbles that finally settle to a creamy white top. Reveals a hazy light golden amber ale a bit on the duller side. Massive sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Smells citrusy with some nice ripe apricot aromas and a bit of estery yeast notes.

T: Citrus comes across much softer in flavor. I get more peach and apricot with a bit of that classic bready English pale malt presence. Freshly baked. Overall bitterness seems on the lower side. Slight sweetness with a real estery tart note in the end. Reminds me a bit of white grape and/or apple juice. Light and refreshing.

M: Super creamy mouthfeel on account of the Nitro. Lighter body. Finish comes across rather wet though.

D: This was a nice drink and a bit of a cross with the English malt and American hop combo.
I much prefer the hop monsters Port puts out however.

Nugganooch, May 14, 2012
Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful to see this poured in a pint glass, like a nuclear blast of foam, subsiding into a perfect amber body with creamy lacing.

The classic biscuit flavor. Very nice scent of flowery hops, maybe a touch of chamomile. This stuff really lends itself to the nitro treatment, I think. The aroma and floral hops emerge nicely from the foamy body. Seems to give a welcome body to this low-alcohol brew. Just enough malt, and not overly bitter. Really a decent treatment of the English style.

Listed at 4.2%. On nitro tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/24/2012

Nitro at Pizza Port Ocean Beach.

A: Transparent bright gold with a big pile of white foam. Thick sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Biscuit and light bread with expressive citrus flesh aromatics: orange, apricot, tangerine, and grapefruit. Very nice.

T: Soft orange and tangerine flesh notes balanced by a pleasant biscuit profile and a touch of sweet grain.

M: Upper light body with a great soft silly nitro mouthfeel.

Overall: Sort of an American-English hybrid of a Pale Ale.

HopHead84, Feb 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On nitro at Toronado SD

I don't know how this can be seriously classified as an English Pale Ale, but that's what PP has to say about it...

A: The pour is a pale golden straw color with some light haze with the usual fluffy nitro-tap head on it.

S: The nose is...popcorn? Not the buttered variety that you often get with a crappy beer from the middle of nowhere, but popcorn. Not really much else there, to be honest.

T: A bit of water and some more popcorn. The hops aren't really anywhere to be found, maybe they peak out with a touch of lemon or earthiness.

M: The body is insanely light and the carbonation is that sort of creamy/watery carbonation that only the nitrogen can provide.

D: This was a really strange and just not good beer. I don't know who decided to make this or sell it the way it is.

womencantsail, Jul 19, 2010
Foam Ball from Pizza Port Solana Beach
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.