Old Ball & Chain - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
02-16-2011 03:08:06 | More by HopHead84
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
02-08-2011 07:51:56 | More by womencantsail
Old Ball & Chain from Pizza Port Solana Beach
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.