Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale) | Pizza Port Solana Beach

Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale)Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
76.6%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 398 ratings
Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale)Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,692
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
398
Liked:
305
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
9.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
65
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 398 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice SIPA here that gets on your good side from the first pour, glorious rocky layer of thick foam, dandelion yellow, tornado-like bubbles streaming to the surface. Great whiff off the top, grapefruit and lime, perhaps something lightly floral. Palate gives a citrus baseline alongside some straight up West Coast bitterness, though not so sharp as to be off-putting. Nicely weighted body, thin enough to crush, but enough there to not feel hollow. Malt takes a backseat to the hop showcase (as you'd expect with from these San Diego vets). Quite nice and one I particularly look forward to as the weather warms.

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Photo of colts9016
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A monster foamy, billowy, and creamy head with fabulous retention; furthermore, the head did leave lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a medium pale yellow color and has a slightly hazy clarity. The beer does present with some carbonation.
A typical light hop aroma citrus, herbal, pine and some grassy notes. Crackers, toasted malts, yeast, floral, and some tropical notes.
A pleasant pine resin, herbal, floral with some citrus grass, and touch of crackers.
Medium carbonation, light body, light plus astringency, and medium finish.
A decent IPA, especially for being a session IPA.

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Photo of timjg14
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from can into Spiegelau IPA glass.

Nice yellow color with a high head, and lots of bubbles.

The smell is citrusy, with a bit of pineapple thrown in.

Taste is also very citrusy, loads of grapefruit and lemon peel, balanced by a nice bitterness.

Light bodied, and very crisp, I can see this working well on a hot Californa evening.

Overall, a really nice session IPA, one of the better I've had.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a mostly clear golden yellow color with a fresh 1 finger head. Light tropical fruits and cracker bread malts . Taste has tropical notes of mango,papaya and citrus fruit has a grain /sweet malt finish. Light hops with light bitterness, a low ABV but full flavored this is one of the better session IPA'S ive had

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip. Thanks to DEK196 for the sample!

L: Cloudy medium to light golden pour... two fingers of foamy white head leave great lacing.

S: Citrus dominates... grapefruit and lime. A touch of pine.

T/F: Light malty/grainy backbone with a robust hop profile. Follows the smell with a strong citrus blend.. definite grapefruit, with some lemongrass and a bit of spice. A bit sticky on the tongue. Light in body... expected for the low ABV. Finish is crisp.

O: A very drinkable and tasty session IPA. Another quality West Coaster. I think Swami would be more of a go-to, but this is very light and refreshing and has great flavor.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 32GP. In Teku glass. Pkaying The Cave. 8 months after canning and amazing aroma and taste full of citrics. All packaged in a low abv brew. Must be astonishing fresh.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Cherche for this one. Canned on 4/28/16. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a nearly opaque straw gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

Aroma was a mellow blend of grain and soft citrus hops. Taste was pretty similar, just a bit more sharp, with a mildly unpleasant tang at the finish. Body was medium, and crisp. Drinkability was decent, certainly no struggle to finish. Overall, this beer didn't really push my buttons. But, you may enjoy it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with white head. Aroma has nice floral and citrusy hop notes with some nice green tea. Taste follows, fresh, citrusy, green ice tea, medium bitterness on the finish. Light body with medium effervescence. Really fresh and easy to drink, a true session IPA.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of saeh
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- clear copper color, foamy head that dissipates quickly to a thin head, nice lacing
S- dank hops, citrus hops, wonderful
T- wonderful citrus hops, very nice
M- medium bodied, smooth
D- This is a great session beer. I could drink a ton of them. Delicious.

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Photo of soze47
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale) from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 76.6% out of 100 with 398 ratings
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