Hops On Rye | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by weeare138 on 05-04-2006

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Photo of BlackWednesday
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful crimson hue topped by a thick foamy head and excellent lace. The nose has two distinct characters, one is piney juicy hops and the other is a sharp rye vapor. Additionally there is some caramel and a touch of phenolic snap.
The flavor profile is initially a sharp PNW hop pine and citric overtone with a rye bread and light sweet malt background. The finish is very dry and metallic with a lingering bitter quality. Noticed a underlying earthy and woody-like note as well to the palate, even some anise spice undertone sneeking about .
The palate is not for the weak, it is sharp and biting with lots of rye and hop snap, refreshing once you get use to it.
I found myself perplexed by this brew, some moments I really dug the attack of rye and hops but then there were moments I wish it would mellow out and let some sweetness follow.

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Photo of hopdog
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cquiroga for this sample!

Poured a cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of rye, caramel, citrus, dough, and pine. Tastes of rye, caramel, oranges, dough, pine, and citrus. Rye is another quality in beer that I really like and the rye quality to this one was done just right.

Notes from 5/4/06

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

A- mahogany w/ copper red hues, 1 finger off white head overflowed out of glass, good retent, plenty of lacing all over glass

S- hoppy, spicy, grassy, pine, malty

T- rye adds spice to the brew throughout the drinking process, alcohol adds some fire at the finish, grassy and pine, citrus, well balanced, malty sweet caramel, fruit flavors, grape, warms very nice

M- full chewy body, smooth with a burn at finish and tingling heat in the after

D- obviously not a session brew, but not hard to drink either, nice flavor, i'd have this again, i'd recommended a try. I gotta say that without the rye, this would be just a better than average barleywine.

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Photo of weeare138
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for this hand filled bottle...
Pizza Port calls this a Barleywine.
Appears a hazy amber brown with a small white head that slowly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of hoppy citrus, pine, caramel, and rye.
Taste is of the same aromas.
Mouthfeel is bitter, sweet, with an overkill on hops...could either use some aging, or some balance with more of that caramel malt.
Drinkability isn't bad. Citrusy, piney, fun treat with a mild alcohol presence.

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Hops On Rye from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 4 ratings