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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
Ranking:
#42,703
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
270
pDev:
12.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
54
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of SerpentX
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moysauce
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billshmeinke
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aschdave
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of QuakeAttack
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rohunhundal
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beernoobie
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rob99er
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furlinator
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
2.89/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rudedude985
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aknalley
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Chronic Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 270 ratings
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