Dawn Patrol Dark | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Dowson's Dark when served at Churchill's.

This is the base beer for Red Poppy.

Added by xlperro on 01-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
7.24%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of garuda
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on cask at Churchill's in San Marcos

Look: Dark brown with traces of red throughout with a 1/4 inch head a exceptional retention and some circular lacing

Smell: Mild dark fruits, plums and raisins are very noticeable

Taste: Similar characters as the nose. Plums figs and raisins but in a more muted form and at room temp I was hoping for a bit more

Mouthfeel: Slightly watery which is a bit of a let down with mild carbonation

Overall: I would have to say that this is just a average English mild just due to the lack of flavor the nose was good but the flavors were just lacking. However this beer has a high drinkability

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a 4 oz taster glass at Lost Abbey's taproom in San Marcos, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high given the brewery. I'm fairly sure this is my first beer in the style. Cost was $1.00.

A: Pours a one finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and decent retention. Very fluffy. Nice lacing. Colour is a caramel brown.

Sm: Caramel, brown ale nut notes, cream, milky lactic notes, and a woody note. An excellent, intriguing aroma of moderate strength. I'm dying to try it.

T: Silky cream with milky notes, clean light malts, and some light nut notes. Incredibly well balanced. Well built, though simple. Refreshing. Subtle.

Mf: Creamy silky smooth, nicely wet, and brilliantly complementary of the flavour profile. Perfect thickness. Remarkable. Light dryness on the finish.

Dr: Incredibly drinkable. I could down this all night. An ideal session beer. I quite fancy it, especially its creamy feel. It's ABV is low, but well concealed for what that's worth. Fans of the style should definitely give this one a try.

I had to bring the drinkability score down to get the letter grade I wanted.

High B-

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Los Abbey/Port tasting room in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly murky copper with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small chunks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty and nutty. Taste is of roasty malt and toasted nuts. There is a nice roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good low ABV beer with some nice roasty and nutty aromas and flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Dawn Patrol Dark from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.73 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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