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Old Ball & Chain - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Old Ball & Chain
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-26-2011)
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3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2/15/2011

On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach.

A: Pellucid burnished yellow gold with a big white head. Good retention and okay lacing.

S: Really grassy with notes of orange and tangerine. The grass profile reminds me a little of lemon grass. I also get traces of grapefruit, pine, and there's a notable nectarine presence. Light mango.

T: Grassy and slightly herbal with an upper moderate level of bitterness with pretty much no malt influence. I get some orange flesh and pith, as well as grapefruit, pine, and a touch of lemon. The bone dry finish displays a light astringency and a good deal of bitterness.

M: Light in body with upper moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, crisp, and very dry.

Overall: A good hoppy pale ale. For me, it's a little heavy on the bitterness for the amount of backing hop flavor, but still good.

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3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach

A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of white head and some spotty lacing.

S: A big hop aroma to start this one off. Lots of citrus and pine to go with a bit of grass. The grapefruit notes are really nice on this one and there is just a little bit of tropical fruit in there. I don't really get any malt at all.

T: While there is a pretty solid hop flavor, this beer is overly bitter. There is tons of pine along with some fleshy grapefruit and grapefruit rind. The finish has a lasting and intense bitterness. I don't get any malt on the palate either.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: The nose was really nice, but this beer was just too damn bitter. It would be nice to have a higher hop flavor to bitterness ratio.

Old Ball & Chain from Pizza Port Solana Beach
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.