Chronic Ale | Pizza Port Solana Beach

Chronic AleChronic Ale
BA SCORE
21.8%
Liked This Beer
3.37 w/ 261 ratings
Chronic AleChronic Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,655
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
261
Liked:
57
Avg:
3.37/5
pDev:
12.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
54
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.53/5  rDev +34.4%
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 -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigmanlavos
2.12/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can dated 08/13/15 at TK Pizza in a shaker pint. WTF, how PP considers this an amber is beyond me. Perhaps this is the first session amber on the market. Very thin in appearance and mouthfeel. Little aroma and only a mildly pleasing taste. Never again, unless it's the only option from BMC.

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Photo of Chief99
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thumperskibum
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Btip1969
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlee922
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shoegueuze
3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_kizzle
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brycevolk
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz can poured into a pint, canned 5/6/15

A- pours a murky Amber color with a small white fizzy head that quickly disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- slightly sweet malt, a trace of citrus hop, that's about it

T- Slightly sweet malty base, a hint of grassy and citrus hop, grainy finish. Very bland overall

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- non offensive and easy drinking, but this one was pretty standard with nothing noteworthy

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Chronic Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 21.8% out of 100 with 261 ratings
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