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Spa Summer Pale Ale - Port Brewing

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Spa Summer Pale AleSpa Summer Pale Ale

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SuperbikeShaun on 06-09-2014)
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Reviews by M_C_Hampton:
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 22 oz, bottle into an imperial pint glass, golden orange amber colored with a large white head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy

S: heavy on citrus hops up front, slighty bready with a notable yeast presence, has a lemony pine aroma

T: bitter grapefruit up front that flades into a slight malt sweetness, light flavors of lemon and orange in the middle, fades to a slight pine bitterness that lingers

M: medium to lighter bodied with higher carbonation, refreshing feel

O: an excellent new offering by Port at a very reasonable price, hopefully it will be available in 6-pks as I will gladly return to it

M_C_Hampton, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

JakerLou, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mjstacker, Jun 29, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review here;
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass, creamy head, dissipates quickly.
Golden orange color with very subtle nose of fruit and strangely enough, a slight hint of ammonia.
Not what I was expecting in terms of hoppiness, this has plenty of hops for even the most discerning hop head and is far from your typical pale ale.
Piney front taste with a slight popcorny finish. Very easy to drink and does exactly what its designed for, a simple easy to drink summertime ale. At 6.0 abv this is very sessionable for me and is very inexpensive at my local bodega at $3.99
Another fine brew from Port.

hoppyhour, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Mikexw, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Drknight, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

AndyEdgar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of rand
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

22 oz bomber to pint glass.

A refreshing pale that accomplishes what its brewers intended. Hops are dank and floral on the nose, set against a cracker-grain backdrop. Citrusy and sharp on the palate, clean and refreshing, this hop-forward ale is gently held back by honey-lemon sweetness. With a light body and ample carbonation, the brew quaffs easily on hot summer nights (I could probably force this down given different weather conditions).

rand, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/29/14, nice summer pale on a hot humid stormy day.

Pours a huge frothy creamy thick-ish 2+ finger head that fades semi slowly, decent spotty lacing, mostly clear honey orange slight pilsner color.

NOse great hop aroma, a cross of citrusy tropical fruit of American and Kiwi hops, a nice musty resin hint of pine sap like, but resin and big mustiness, dank passion fruit, some guava even, little papaya but not a lot, mild citrus and tangerine, a little terroir and earthy note, mild floral citrus blossom, but mostly nice mild tropical fruit notes. Just a touch of a grainy sweet malt.

Taste brings some mild sweet toasty grainy malts, actually malts get quite big with toastiness and grainy flavors, almost wheat like. Then big hops, fair bitterness, musty dank resinous hops, with a nice Kiwi like terroir and American citrus fruit, and tropical fruit of both. Some resinous passion fruit, papaya, little orange and tangerine juice, clementine, etc. Hops get a bit spicy and grassy as it goes. Finish is dry but a little sticky, huge bittering hop component that even turns a bit astringent, super spicy, with more earthy hop notes, terroir flavors, resin and musty hops lingering, long bitter hop lingering.

Mouth is med bod, very nice effervescent carb.

Overall quite nice, it does get a bit heavy bitter and astringent on the finish, but a great hop profile otherwise, and a nice malt profile that pops up to say hello then hides back behind the great hops. A nice balance and quite enjoyable. Also nice body, great carbonation, overall just a great enjoyable summer beer.

jlindros, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

thatoneguymike, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

chadski, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jwswigs, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

dcp27, Aug 03, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a good beer from start to finish.
The color of the beer was straw with orange high lights and was slightly hazy.
On the pour a generous head forms. It's tall with a tight sticky looking head leaving plenty of lacing in it's wake. Lots of carbonation bubbles cascade to the top.

The aroma is for the most part all hops. Aromas of tropical fruits like lemon pineapple and mangos are present. They have a sort of candied fruit quality.

The taste is hoppy but not like in the nose. Here the hops are dank and muddled. Lightly malted.
The first half of the tasteing is dominated by a sweet maltiness fading to a hoppt semi dry finish.
It's pretty clean in that the bitterness doesn't linger in the aftertaste.

Overall, a pretty damn good beer.
Looks nice and has a pleasant aroma. The taste is the one delta in this experience withit's lack of flavor. But there could be many reasons for that.
A great beer that s easy to drink.

micromaniac129, Jul 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Pretty nice!

Smell: grapefruity, earthy, funky hops atop a slightly sweet malt base. The funk isn't like a saison-funk, but more of a green-hop-funk. Interesting.

Taste: earthy, piney, citrusy, funky hops; malt base is a little sweet, rather like a blonde ale. A good summer ale.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation and a limited creaminess. Texture is more of a refreshing fizz, which works for this beer's philosophy.

Overall: quite drinkable. The hops are fresh enough that the taste doesn't bog down on the palate; I rather like it.

flagmantho, Sep 01, 2014
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Spa Summer Pale Ale from Port Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.