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Surf Check Alley - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Surf Check Alley
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very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-22-2013)
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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in OB

Smell: hops citrus and tangerine
Taste: big lush hops- sweet and bitey tangerine/manderins, pineapple, grapefruit, malt in there and a touch of honey. Tangerine bitterness lingers
Feel: pretty standard for a double IPA. Very drinkable
Really enjoyed this, solid DIPA

evanforbeer, Mar 11, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Tulip.

A: Burnished yellow gold with an inch of white froth filling out the top of the glass. Clarity is good, as is head retention. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass as the head slowly recedes.

S: Mellon, tangerine, orange, and a little pine. Malt provides balance in the aroma, redolent of bread and caramel. Kind of muted.

T: Expressive orange and grapefruit with a firm malt base that lends a little sweet caramel and bread. The citrus is juicy and resinous pine is pervasive. Bitterness is at a moderate level. It's very smooth with no harshness. Alcohol becomes more pronounced in the finish as the beer warms. Citrus rind bitterness and alcohol linger.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: Not as expressive as I'd hoped. Also a bit heavy and boozy. Leans more toward the American Barleywine end of the spectrum. This wasn't what I was looking for but it's pretty good.

HopHead84, Feb 22, 2013
Surf Check Alley from Pizza Port Solana Beach
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.