Twerp | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Floydster on 09-29-2007

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by sfoley333:
Photo of sfoley333
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured ontap at Pizza Port Carlsbad on 9-25-07.
Poured into a pint glass. Poured a golden straw color with a foamy white head that was gone in about a minute. Smells of light citrus and a little spice. The taste was light dry crisp. A good session beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ehammond1
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On Tap

Pizza Port
Carlsbad, CA

A clear light golden ale with lots of small bubbles racing to the top. Thin white fluffy head. Leaves nice lacing down the glass.

The nose is very faint and smells very similar to its much cheaper and much less desirable BMC brethren. There's some corn in the nose and a distinct lack of Belgian fruitiness. Disappointing. Very little hop character .

A bit of sweetness on the tongue but more corn and grain than anything else. A hint of bitterness but no citrus or fruit essence from the hops at all. Calling this a pale ale, even a light one, seems near criminal.

The body is pleasant and perfectly appropriate for a light Belgian ale. Full of carbonation, relatively light in the mouth, easy to drink; no complaints on this front; this beer only becomes a problem when you have to smell it or taste it.

A really disappointing light Belgian pale ale here from Port. A relatively pretty beer that fails the nose and mouth test. Unfortunate.

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Photo of Sammy
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Carlsblad. Medium yellow and lacey. Medium mouthfeel. A little tart pale ale with lower abv, yes but that's it. It can be all that and just a passable beer,passable drinkability, uninteresting. Part of the lineup because it keeps on selling.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad on 3/19/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear brilliant gold with some bunched up brite-white foam around the edges of the glass and thinner wisps floating around the center. Retains well, leaving some foamy spotty lacing back. The aroma is spicy, floral, and fruity, with some light notes of buttery bread and sugars. Touch of musty yeast thrown in there as well. Not overly assertive but pleasant.

The taste is bready and citric feeling, with some underlying candied sugary sweetness, spicing, and yeast. The flavors all nicely meld as this warms, allowing for an even and smooth profile. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium feeling with a good firmness and presence to the body despite this being only 4% ABV. Pretty easy feeling in the mouth overall.

Solid effort from Port, this packed some pleasant lighter Belgian Style Ale flavors into a nicely quaffable package. It was good to see a well flavored yet lower ABV offering on this visit here.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Carlsbad

A: The pour is a light yellow color with a ton of tiny CO2 bubbles emanating from the bottom of the glass. The head is fluffy and white.

S: A slight corn aroma along with notes of spicy yeast esters. Hints of citrus and sweet grain and malt.

T: Sweet grain and malt up front along with a touch of adjunct/corn flavor. The light spice character is what really provides the bulk of the flavor here.

M: The body is fairly light with a very lively and high level of carbonation.

D: This was a pretty bland beer overall, which is not what I usually think of when I go to Pizza Port. A rare miss.

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Photo of mobud
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Stone Bistro served in a tulip glass.

A- Bright hazy yellow with a bubbly head that goes quickly.

S- Sweet with a light hint of fresh baked bread.

T- A lot of different things going on here. The bread taste is really not there, but the sweet, almost candy element is the first thing. The other part is the underlying pepper taste. As the beer warmed, but elements blended better and finishing it was delite.

M- A little on the light side, but that only made it that much more enjoyable before I had some of Stone's offerings.

D- A great session style beer and my first, of hopefully more, of Port's fine products.

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Photo of mactrail
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very pale golden color with not much head in the tall tulip. Tangy, with a little fragrance of flowery hops and yeast. Light carbonation in the mouth.

This verges on the club soda taste, but the yeastiness adds to the mellow and aromatic flavor. This gets rather dry with the yeast, but there's a a pleasant wheaty taste with a touch of sweetness. A light, aromatic brew with a watery substance.

If you were in Utah, you'd love it. A decent quaff for a 4 percent beer, though it wants a really creamy carbonation. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach. They say it's made in Carlsbad.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twerp is a 4% ABV Belgian Pale Ale. The beer is straw colored, pale golden. The small white head recedes quickly and there is no lacing on my glass. Aroma is spicy and fruity...primarily citrus and lemon. Taste is of light fruits and spices. Alcohol is undetectable. The beer is light and crisp. It's quite refreshing. The carbonation is good. This is very sessionable.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and slight yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with a grainy flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is mild but tasty.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Carlsbad location in a tulip, on to the beer:

Paler yellow in color, not too far from being colorless. A fluffy crown and good lace provide something attractive for the eyes to look at. The nose is light, yet attractive, with subtle bubblegum and yeast notes.

Its taste is a simple, yet very respectable flavor of fruitiness, gum, and candi sugar. Ironically, its softness may actually be a case of getting more for less, as it not only keeps me coming back for more and more sips, but is very refreshing.

I knew it would be light and refreshing, but it also turned out reasonably flavorful. It's nice to see this isn't the typical, over-sugared Belgian ale born in America.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden yellow with a thin white cap and left a little bit of lacing on the glass. The nose was pretty simple consisting of grains, slight spice, candy sugar, belgian yeast, and a little underlying citrus. Upfront the candy sugar and yeast were a bit more potent alongside citrus, slight spice, and grainy accents. The brew was light to medium body with a fair amount of carbonation that had a sweet and crisp finish. It drank very good and felt like it was quite thin for a belgian IPA. It also was lacking on the hop punch but I guess everyone can do it like the west coast.

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Photo of Floydster
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pint from the PB Tap Room in San Diego

Pour was a light golden brown color with a silky head, probably about a half inch

Smell was sweet, almost like a dubbel, lot of roasted malt and strong scents for how light it was

Taste was sweet as well with hints of dark fruit, particularly raisins and red apples

Had this after Lost Abbey Red Barn and it did not quite measure up to it

Could drink a couple pints, but probably no more than that

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Stone Bistro and had never heard of it so why wouldn't I? hazy dark gold color, smells spicy and Belgian (Surprise!). The taste was kinda spicy, pepper, fruity, delicious. Drinkability was really good and I finished my tulip glass no problemo. I was a littel disappointed that the only IPA's on Stone's menu were Ruination and 11th (Where the fuck was Pliny?) but this was a nice beer.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad Jan '09 review from notes
Pours a golden yellow with tiny white head that goes to skim
Smells of candy sugar and light fruit maybe a little spice
Taste is Candy sugar and fruit up front, falls away with little aftertaste. A little empty on the back end.
Very highly carbonated and a touch prickly. Body is very light.
This one is just OK. I like the concept of lower ABV beers but this one had too many issues that limited enjoyability. Fairly good thirst quencher if the carbonation was more subdued.

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Photo of sillyhed8
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ncfranklin
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass..

A : A clear golden straw color with nice frothy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising, very inviting in nature.

S : Lots of sweet fruit notes, some citrus, a small level of spice feel.

T : Same fruit notes from the smell, but not very powerful. More yeasty taste is present, with a solid finish of crisp carbonation.

M : Light and fluffy.

D : Very very quaffable beer, and a nice take at a light Belgian ale.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Twerp from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 19 ratings