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

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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
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
65
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 59
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest and floral flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus aromas but the taste is more earthy.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of brentk56
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a very impressive three-fingers of soap bubble foam with nice clingy lacing

Smell: Mango, passion fruit and ruby red grapefruit

Taste: It is pretty hard to find any malt flavor here as the mango, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors take over from the outset; subtle hints of strawberry and a smidge of onion on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is the session IPA I have been looking for - just wish it were available here in North Carolina

Thanks, mabermud, for the chance to revisit

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud

Big foamy fizzy head fades at a med pace, decent lacing, semi hazy lemonade yellow color.

Nose musty hops, little tropical fruit citrus, musty earthy dank, floral grassy, citrusy rind.

Taste brings tropical dank hops, little passion fruit papaya, touch of pineapple pine sap like spicy hop, nice musty grassy almost herbal, touch malt background. Dry fair bitter finish, lingering mild musty dank citrus fruit hops.

Mouth is med bod, decent but lighter carb.

Overall pretty nice, not great but a nice big hop flavor for light sessionable beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap @ WF El Segundo.

A: Pours a clear yellow with a half-inch thick white head with leaves semi-rings and spots of lace.

N: Lemony citrus, floral, fruity and perfumy.

T: Citrus (mostly lemon) with some peachy fruit, mild malt backing.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Clean, fruity hoppy finish.

O: Easy drinking and very aromatic.

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3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

To be accurate, it's "Sessionable." And the can says "Ponto S.I.P.A."

Golden color with a nice white foam. Plenty fizzy in the mouth. Extremely light body, not that there's anything wrong with that in a gulper. Piney aroma with a hint of flowers. Sharp and beyond crisp. Some astringency plus the resiny taste. The malt seems to be light to the point of vanishing.

Plenty bitter, and it lingers in the aftertaste. This certainly goes down easy, but it's so bitter it will appeal mostly to the hard core IPA dogs. It would clear the taste of salt water, at least. From the 16 oz can. Price was ten bucks for a six-pack at Whole Foods in Encinitas.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ponto S.I.P.A. (Sessionable India Pale Ale) from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.96 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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