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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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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.

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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.

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The Kook DIPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.