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The Kook DIPA - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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The Kook DIPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Arbitrator on 08-27-2012)
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3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear burnt orange with a moderately-sized, creamy bone-white head. Leaves lots of sticky lacing down the glass.

Floral, citrus, and grassy aroma, along with some definite malt sweetness. A big, bold, expressive DIPA, but too much malt sweetness compared to what I really like to see in these style beers from Pizza Port.

Huge bitterness, floral notes, grass, and bready sweetness. Initially, there's some dank marijuana and citrus character, but after just a few sips the overwhelming bitterness and sweetness take over. This is a tough pint to put down.

Medium to full in body for the style, slightly chewy, with moderate carbonation.

A huge DIPA--too bitter for my liking, ultimately, but not poorly executed.

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2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach on 8/25.

A: Pours a clear honey-orange body capped with a finger of off-white head. Decent retention with some lace left behind.

S: A distinctly floral (jasmine) aroma with substantial tannic bitterness. Malt is sugary without venturing into caramel. Kind of an understated, underwhelming nose.

T: On the front end, this has a distinct floral flavor and something that reminds me of almond marzipan or Di Sarrono. The sweetness of the malt backbone does little to counteract the fairly sticky, lingering, tea-like bitterness of this beer, which maintains an undercurrent from start to finish and becomes prominent in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied, with more bitterness than I like and more stickiness of said bitterness than I'd prefer. No trace of the ABV.

O: Given how good PP's IPAs have been in the past, I expected quite a lot better, to be honest. This was nothing to write home about.

Arbitrator, Aug 27, 2012
The Kook DIPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.