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Happy Trail Pale Ale - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Happy Trail Pale Ale
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 5.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-23-2012)
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Photo of ehammond1

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

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


3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

06-12-2013 16:32:51 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of terpinsd


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 17:34:45 | More by terpinsd
Photo of drewone


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-08-2014 03:38:55 | More by drewone
Photo of womencantsail


4/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

08-23-2012 21:00:09 | More by womencantsail
Photo of SocalKicks


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-27-2014 08:15:49 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of mactrail


3.63/5  rDev -4%

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.

03-12-2014 05:21:18 | More by mactrail
Photo of waiting4lunch


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-02-2013 00:44:23 | More by waiting4lunch
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.55/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

09-23-2012 05:31:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-11-2014 23:58:16 | More by DantheMan75
Photo of t0rin0


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-30-2013 22:16:14 | More by t0rin0
Photo of cornejo


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-19-2014 18:17:56 | More by cornejo
Photo of Smarty_Pints


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-09-2014 23:15:48 | More by Smarty_Pints
Happy Trail Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.