Chronic Ale | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States
pizzaport.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.95%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Brolo75
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours an amber red/orange color with an off white, full, creamy head, lots of carbonation and lacing.

A: Lots of caramel and toffee, hints of floral and lemongrass notes, mostly caramel malts.

T: Floral hop notes with caramel and toffee malts in the finish, low bitterness, finish is dry with floral and slight lemongrass notes

M: Light bodied with a creamy smooth mouthfeel.

O: I could definitely drink several of these on hot southern CA day while outside cooking or just chilling, I'd bump it up if it had a greater hop presence but it's still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 79 is hardly fair for this amber ale. As an amber, it pours a perfectly clear amber color with a foamy, persistent, and sticky just off white head. It smells of caramel covered fruitiness blended with rich damp soil and grassy hops. Taste follows: sweet and malty grain, roasty and toasty goodness, herbal hops. Feel is a little over carbonated, but still pretty smooth and slick. Balanced with sweetness barely pulling the lead. Over, this is a damn good amber and I'm surprised to see it's overall score. All well, to each their own. Cheers!

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent beer.

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Photo of Hallertau
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is coppery with some visible carbonation. The head is minimal. No lacing. No head at al..
S: The aroma has some toffee and sweetness coming in. In the back, there's a malty backbone but it's not fantastic.
T: The taste is a bit empty, has some malty touch and with a very small toffee profile. Not liking this that much.
M: The body is medium low to medium. Carbonation appears to be a bit harsh.
O: My first Pizza Port beer and I'm not that impressed.

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Photo of safaricook
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured this from the can into my glass. It is really a surprisingly typical English tasting offering from the hoppy coast of America. Very nice drinker. Not sublime but I can see moments when this will be just fine.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.23/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I understand this beer perhaps used to be different, hoppier, more, well, weed-focused. I won't deny it's not aptly named. The beer I had was no marijuana paean, but it was, oddly, a really tasty riff on an English ale, loads of fruity esters and a toffee-like malt base, little nips of hops thrown in for balance, light nuttiness. I dunno. I found it really tasty, but I also like a good English ale. I don't begrudge anyone who may remember this beer differently and not prefer its current form, but I quite liked it.

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Photo of StanleysCup
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colored ale with a small tannish colored head.

Smells sweet and of cedar and pine board. Scents of pine and toffee candy.

Starts out malty with a toffee and caramel taste. Toasted grain and slightly woody, not the slightest bit harsh. Not complex but a full flavored mild ale you could drink a lot of.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a very pleasing mild ale.

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Photo of SerpentX
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moysauce
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billshmeinke
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint sized can poured into a Mason Jar.

Look: Medium amber hue with hints of gold around the edges. Head doesn't stick around for long, but a decent splotchy head sticks around without leaving much lace behind.

Smell: Cereal sweet maltiness with a touch of strawberry like esters. A vague minerality, and a hint of grassy hops.

Taste: Honey nut cheerios give way to a some slightly fruity esters, washed away by a smack of grassy hop bitterness and a slight touch of resin.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and a touch oily, very faint warming alcohol, carbonation is on the low side.

Overall: This is a very pleasing and inoffensive beer. The flavors are balanced, the mouthfeel is pleasing. It's the kind of beer you'd like to sit down and have a beer with. Don't expect to blown away, but don't be surprised if you want to drink a couple more.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aschdave
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of QuakeAttack
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rohunhundal
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beernoobie
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.99/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rob99er
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I find myself liking this style less and less. Ambers were the style that got me into craft beer. I did enjoy this beer while I was walking around Sea World. I'll drink again.

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Chronic Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.42 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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