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India Pale Lager (Claudie's Lager) - Pizza Port Solana Beach

India Pale Lager (Claudie's Lager)
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.73%

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 01-02-2011)
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4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. If an accident had to happen on the drive home from The Bruery, thank the gods it happened next to Pizza Port and not the 15 mile stretch of desolation between Oceanside and San Clemente.

A: Straw gold with a big white head. Nice color, good retention, good lacing. Nice looking beer.

S: Nice hop aroma, notes of apricot, orange, grapefruit, peach, and some pine. Some floral as well. Malt is restrained and crackery. 

T: Malt is crackery, providing just a little support to the hops. Hops give the beer an upper moderate bitterness. Notes of pine and grapefruit are evident and there's a touch of solvent character. There's a note of ephemeral sweetness midpalate that accompanies peach. Finish is crisp, clean, very dry and bitter. Alcohol is noticeable, a touch hot for the ABV.

M: Upper light body with upper moderate carbonation. Dry and crisp, very dry.

Overall: A nice IPL. Flavor not quite as good as the aroma, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Pizza Port San Clemente, 301 N El Camino Real, San Clemente

01-09-2011 23:55:10 | More by HopHead84
Photo of Gobzilla


4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a translucent golden yellow with pale yellow highlights that had a thin bubbly head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. Piney grassy hops pop out on the aroma first with earthy citrusy notes and a decent sweet malt presence. The taste was also piney grassy and hoppy upfront with earthy citrusy accents and good sweetness from the malts to help balance the beer. The brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation with a sweet, piney, hoppy, citrusy, and slight oily finish. Really enjoyed the hop profile all around and was very drinkable. Good pizza port tick faux show.

Serving type: growler
@ Pizza Port San Clemente, 301 N El Camino Real, San Clemente

01-04-2011 04:07:30 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of womencantsail


4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from San Clemente. Thanks for this one, too, James.

A: The pour is a hazy golden color with a tint of orange to it and a smallish white head.

S: A really nice and fresh hop nose to this beer. Lots of citrus like grapefruit and tangerine with a bit of pineapple providing sweetness. There are some pine notes, but not much in contrast to the fruit.

T: Things are just as solid on the palate. The pine notes and bitterness are more pronounced here, but there's still plenty of tangerine and grapefruit peel. Just a touch of pineapple comes through and no malt whatsoever.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. Nice and crisp on the finish with a little bitterness lasting on the tongue.

D: Maybe not quite as good as Humulus Lager, but still pretty nice. I like how these types of beers really provide a clean slate for the hops to shine.

Serving type: growler
@ Pizza Port San Clemente, 301 N El Camino Real, San Clemente

01-03-2011 20:33:25 | More by womencantsail
Photo of t0rin0


4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at 5th St from growler provided by James 1/2/2011.

Pours bright yellow, kind of hazy, effervescent, fluffy white head, decent retention, some lacing.

Aroma is big on the pine and weed with some lemon peel mixed in.

Flavor is moderately dank with orange and lemon present. There is underlying earthy quality to it. Basically this has all the common descriptors of an IPA minus "grapefruit". There is no real base beer flavor, just a clean lager just dialed up to 7% abv.

Body is light, drinkability is present in high quantities, and Pizza Port made another good hoppy beer (as usual).


Serving type: growler
@ Pizza Port San Clemente, 301 N El Camino Real, San Clemente

01-03-2011 20:21:43 | More by t0rin0
India Pale Lager (Claudie's Lager) from Pizza Port Solana Beach
90 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.