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Foam Ball - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BA SCORE
82
good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
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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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-01-2014 21:11:29 | More by largadeer
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Nugganooch

California

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

05-14-2012 20:32:20 | More by Nugganooch
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womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%

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.

07-19-2010 22:11:30 | More by womencantsail
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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-27-2012 13:02:14 | More by likeemdark
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mactrail

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +14%

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.

02-25-2012 06:07:07 | More by mactrail
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2014 02:11:20 | More by GClarkage
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

02-24-2012 23:37:53 | More by HopHead84
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

03-04-2013 22:44:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-10-2012 02:34:22 | More by t0rin0
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CoolEthan

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-04-2013 20:03:48 | More by CoolEthan
Foam Ball from Pizza Port Solana Beach
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