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

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397 Ratings
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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
Photo of SudsSurfer
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned: 02/03/15

Appearance: pale, golden, yellow in color. Just a little bit of foam skimming the surface of the beer.

Smell: very fragrant and floral, not in your face. Smell mostly of pine with some citrus rind.

Taste: starts out bready, then it becomes hoppy and bitter. Dry throughout, with minimal malt backbone. What I love about this beer is the aggressive hop profile. For a 4.5% ABV session IPA, its outstanding! It doesn't compare to the standard IPA, but its beyond my expectations of session beers.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied and smooth. Perfect for a warm sunny day (or any other day)!

Overall: this heightened my camping experience out in California. It was only ten dollars for 16-oz. six pack and very tasty. I'm just hoping more and more breweries will start canning in 16 oz. rather than 12 oz. I hope to pick this up again when I'm visit the state.

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Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlema1
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light bodied, huge pine/resin nose...not the best SIPA I've had, but good

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

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.65 overall rating is correct.

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.50
Purchased: March 1, 2015
Consumed: March 1, 2015
Misc.: Canned on Jan. 9, 2015 at 11:25 a.m.

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of slow-moving bubble streams coming up from the bottom. Above average, uneven, foamy lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Pleasant odors of sharp grapefruit, Citra, floral, Mosaic, Amarillo, tropical, tangerine and light pineapple. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted a lot less flavorful than the nose. Definitely could tell it was a SIPA right away. Got Citra, Mosaic, tropical, vegetables, onion, light mango, faint grapefruit pulp and some watery pineapple. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery, slightly bitter finish. (Feel - 3.25)

Not a fan of this one. This ranks at the bottom of the all the session IPA’s I’ve had (off the top of my head Day Time, Easy Jack, Go-To, All-Day, etc.). (Overall - 3.50)

3.67 | 83 | B

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Photo of JimmyAloysius
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Was rather excited to try this but.... Was let down. Lemongrass and malt that faded faster with each sip. Will revisit again...

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

Photo of Roguer
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty light golden brew, slightly hazy, topped by a nice snow white head. Good retention, and very nice lacing.

Great, eclectic hop aroma: citrus and tropical fruit; rind and pith; slight herbal and floral undertones. Slight pale malt biscuit.

Flavor follows: light overall, hop-forward and juicy, with a slightly dank finish. Can still taste a nice presence of pale malt and grain, despite the low ABV and hop prevalence.

Very light and drinkable; lively; minimal sting; medium length wet finish.

This is a really good session IPA. It carries more heft and body than most, while still showcasing plenty of hops.

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Photo of etmur007
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great easy drinking brew

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Photo of 7Sport
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Older can I got as an extra. Started off tasting great, but fell off quickly. Smell went downhill after a few minutes as well. I'm guessing this had to do with the age of the beer. Think I'd really enjoy a fresh one as it showed some amazing promise upon first pouring.

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Photo of RLM15
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: extremely pale yellow color, almost a grainy color with a 1 finger frothy soapy white head. looks similar to a pilsner

s: pineapple, garlicy simcoe, fresh dough, lemongrass, and some light caramel

t: very light flavor. garlic/onion hops, grapefruit, a hint of pineapple. these are followed up by a nice biscuty/flatbread flavor, and a nice caramel strawberry sweetness. very light tasting

m: light mouthfeel, but a large amount of carbonation that really fills out on the tongue

o: for a lower ABV it delivers a taste you would expect from a quality brewer. slightly hoppy, light sweetness, and a nice bready malt presence. its a tad too carbonated to be the extremely sessionable for me, but definitely a good beer to drink a few of if your looking to refresh

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Photo of sankykid
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jae61
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermazter310
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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