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Pizza Port / El Segundo - Chirpin’ Bird | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
19 Ratings
Pizza Port / El Segundo - Chirpin’ BirdPizza Port / El Segundo - Chirpin’ Bird
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2017 we teamed up with our beer buddies from ESBC to brew the very hoppy Surfin' Bird DIPA. Smaller, but just as loud, Chirpin' Bird is the new bird in town and he rips just as hard as his cousin. This single IPA bursts with a hop blend of Citra, Loral and Idaho 7 that will leave you frothing for more. Chirpin' Bird was drawn by legendary surf artist SoCal surf artist Steve Nazar, famous for the "Thrilla Krew."

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
pDev:
5.33%
 
 
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0
Gots:
2
Trade:
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of markhobbs1
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16-oz. Bruges beer glass
From: 5 Star Market Liquor in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: March 13, 2019
Consumed: March 13, 2019
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Canned on Feb. 20, 2019 at 9:59 a.m. PT

Picked this up on a whim at the closest liquor store while intending to pick up Coronado’s Weekend Vibes. I figured that Pizza Port (although usually overrated for me in terms of IPAs) and El Segundo would make a pretty good collab. Checked on Untappd quickly to see that I hadn’t tried it yet. Can read, “In 2017 we teamed up with our beer buddies from ESBC to brew the very hoppy Surfin' Bird DIPA. Smaller, but just as loud, Chirpin' Bird is the new bird in town and he rips just as hard as his cousin. This single IPA bursts with a hop blend of Citra, Loral and Idaho 7 that will leave you frothing for more. Chirpin' Bird was drawn by legendary SoCal surf artist Steve Nazar, famous for the "Thrilla Krew". Not the biggest Idaho 7 fan and still new to Loral, but was looking forward to it.

Poured a golden clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. Some bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass and different speeds. Excellent layered lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled lemon zest, lime, cantaloupe, melon, citrus, herbal, green leaf and eucalyptus. Wasn’t really picking out any of the mentioned hops from the glass except for a little bit of Idaho 7. From the can got more of the hops with Idaho 7 and Citra coming through, and what I thought to be Loral. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste was a bit different than the nose. Definitely got some spice. In order got pine, resin, wood, lingering pepper, papaya, Idaho 7, grapefruit peel, lemon, dish soap, herbal and green leaf. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, spicy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was definitely an old school West Coast IPA. Couldn’t quite pull the trigger on a 3.75 for the taste, although it was close. Overall it was very good. (Overall - 3.75)

3.62 | 82 | B

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Photo of Spikester
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with three fingers of white head. Swathes of lace.
Smell is dank green resins with bready malt.
Taste is dank green resins some orange zest with bready malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is mildly dry and bitter.
Overall a tasty and interesting IPA. Canned on: 2/25/19.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this was a pretty good well balanced lower-IBU IPA. It's crisp, fruity, a little bit malty, and with some hop-bite. I was impressed by the clear look and the mighty head.

Look: clear light golden with a very thick white head

Aroma: floral hops and grapefruit, somewhat subdued aroma

Flavor: crackers, caramel, fruity, grapefruit, mango, and with a pine resin flavor at the end, not very much, but good enough.

Feel: light body

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Photo of dbauer
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleManDan
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really good IPA in the West Coast style. Floral hops combine with sweet bready malts on the nose.

On the tongue I get a sweet, soft malty hit almost like this is going to be an APA but then that’s followed by a complex fruity bitterness on the back of the tongue. Flavors are strong but still balanced against a bready body and include grapefruit and orange zest with piney grapefruit and herbal pepper notes. Not blowing me away overall but very good and amazing for the style and at a very affordable price.

Mouthfeel is soft and mederate but manages to finish dry. Oh yeah, this is good ish. Citra shines brighter as it warms.

Props brewmasters! I could drink this all summer long! Imagine it on tap in the campground at Yosemite. Biometric access and you’ve got the fingerprint!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Show me a more beautiful IPA than this. You can't. Crystal clear polished brass with a bone white pillow of merangue that relentlessly plasters the glass.

Wonderful aroma of the most freshly crushed grain I've ever encountered, with a delicious and simply classic pine and grapefruit highlight. Oh yeah, weed too.

Flavor almost mirror the above. Very citrus and herbal forward combined, with a clean and simple bready malt undertow.

Clean, bitter, and almost lager like. A wonderfully refreshing drinker with bright bursts of carbonation.

Another enjoyable and well executed beer from two of my favorite Southern California breweries.

Cheers.

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Photo of grapeshops
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilymobastardo
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear yellow brew with plenty of foam in the Affligem chalice. This is a collaboration with El Segundo. Hops are Citra, Loral, and Idaho 7. It's an oddball arrangement of too much hop flavor with a candy aftertaste. Extremely fruity with a distinct peppery taste. Some mineralsin the finish with a moderate bitterness.

I tried to like it, being El Segundo's biggest fan, but I can't quite describe what makes it so hard to drink. Overripe canteloupe with Drambuie? It's very powerfully flavored and I wish someone would write an intelligent review about it (sorry Raul). From the six-pack of 16 oz cans purchased at the OB restaurant.

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Photo of gboley
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight West Coast IPA right here like Larry King wearing a g string on the beaches of Santa Monica. The beer is California Straight up like Tupac walking his golden doodle down Rodeo. The beer pops like Yasmine Bleeth out of a onesie - yeah, I like dat.

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Pizza Port / El Segundo - Chirpin’ Bird from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 19 ratings