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Happy Trail Pale Ale - Pizza Port Solana Beach

Happy Trail Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.02%


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

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-23-2012)
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mactrail

California

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brewery says this is made with Nelson Sauvin hops. On tap at the Ocean Beach Pizza Port.

Handsome copper-tinted amber in the pint shaker. Modest foam with plenty of spritz on the tongue. Pleasantly malty mouthful with a winey sensation. More robust body than man Pale Ales. Toasty flavor with a big hop taste and plenty of bitterness. This seems to be less fruity than other Nelson-hopped brews I've had. The hops are used with some restraint here instead of fthe usual IPA balls to the wall abandon.

Still the aftertaste is quite bitter. Warmly malty with an herbal taste. Quite drinkable. I'd rather see this in cans than the current sharp hop excursions.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 05:21:18 | More by mactrail
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ehammond1


4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch
Carlsbad, CA

Clear golden. Slightly sticky. Pretty and appropriate.

Very nice aroma of a melange of citrus components (grapefruit, orange, and tangerine).

Moderately bitter, similar citrus notes found in the aroma, along with some floral elements. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with near-high carbonation.

Very good hoppy pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 15:21:37 | More by ehammond1
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow color approaching gold, 1/2" white head on top, small bubbles, quick evisceration from there.

Aroma was simcoe and citrus it seemed. Nice, but not dank.

Taste, a good amount of citric rind flavor, solid bitterness, almost no malt flavors. Mouthfeel high in carbonation, bitter soapiness. Crisp, relatively dry and herbal.

A good, not great beer from Pizza Port San Clemente.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 16:32:51 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Better Weather Fest at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium earthy and herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some super earthy aroma and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 05:31:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at San Clemente

The pour is a clear golden color with a big white head and sticky lacing. Citrus peel dominates the nose. Lots of floral hops, bready malt, and a light sweetness. Some grapefruit, tangerine, and a light pineapple aroma as it warms. Mild bitterness to go with a nice fruity hop profile. Grapefruit, orange, and tangerine make up the bulk of the hop flavor, though there is a fairly strong floral character. Plenty of bread sweetness with a light toffee note.

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

08-23-2012 21:00:09 | More by womencantsail
Happy Trail Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.