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:
257
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 30
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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Photo of jheimiller
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furlinator
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 4th & Mill on 05/05/16.

Classic rust color. Not much aroma to speak of. Rather bland flavor. Mild malt up front with subtle hop finish. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
2.89/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
2.85/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rudedude985
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aknalley
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenious
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HalfFull
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chronic, my first in a can though not my first by any means. Let's hope it survived the transition to Bressi Ranch better than the Swami did. 16 oz. can into a tulip for good measure, the Chronic pours a deep copper to amber in color, clear, and with a light cap of foam. Retention and carbonation is light.

Aroma of caramel and hops through the foam which doesn't linger unfortunately. After settling it's just a light muddled and a bit watery caramel body to this beer. I don't recall Chronic precisely at the Carlsbad location, but this surely isn't it. It is surely toned down a notch or two. Why? Still it offers a clean and enticing aroma, though the taste and feel leave a bit to be desired.

If you change a beer notably, change its name. It's called integrity and it's a bit too rare.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bfitzge2
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and a half of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel and grains, wet hay.
The taste is caramel and malty with a mild bitterness.
The texture is thicker.
I enjoyed the malty body and flavor.

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

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

Photo of Professor13
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.53/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With a nice golden color, it has a nicely mellow dark cereal taste that fits the overall refreshing enjoyment of the beer. There isn’t any stark bitterness in this beer, which is ideal for the beer style, right down to the mellow mouthfeel. This is a MASSIVE improvement from the very bitter beer that it once was and makes for a great competitor to Karl Strauss’ Red Trolley Ale. The only big flaw to this beer is that it’s missing the “Carlsbad” part of the Chronic Ale name. :(

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigmanlavos
2.12/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Chronic Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.42 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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