Pizza Port / Modern Times - Gentle Reminder
Pizza Port Solana Beach

Pizza Port / Modern Times - Gentle ReminderPizza Port / Modern Times - Gentle Reminder
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American IPA
Ranked #1,954
Ranked #13,989
3.99 | pDev: 6.27%
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States
Very Good
Pizza Port / Modern Times - Gentle ReminderPizza Port / Modern Times - Gentle Reminder
Notes: Nelson, Motueka, Simcoe, & Crystal. Collaboration w/ Modern Times Beer.
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of DefenCorps
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 19 Sept.

A hazy orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks good. The nose is Pure juice. Orange, guava, mango, passionfruit, and peach. Some oat, a little vanilla. The palate opens juicy with a mild burn. Plenty of peach, orange, mango and papaya , there is so much going on. Medium in body, softly carbonated with a mildly acidic finish, this is solid.

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Photo of MattBeer
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is far and away the best beer I've had from Modern Times. It makes sense, because it tastes like Pizza Port is doing the heavy lifting here. It's a NEIPA with a pretty unique hop profile. It is sweet in a way that I haven't quite experienced before. Your mouth tells you that it's sweet, and you say, "Oh, that's sweet," but then your brain has another look and disagrees to enough of an extent that you take another sip. That goes on until the glass is empty. Good beer.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like a plate of Moon over my Hammies at Denny’s, I kind of got what I was looking for in this beer. And that is fine. When you are kind of sloshed at 2AM and you just need something edible to soak up the booze, a quick trip to Denny’s it is. And in this beer, Gentle Reminder, I was just hoping for something half decent. I wasn’t expecting an omelette from The Four Seasons - no no no. This is a Moon Over Mg Hammies beer and Raul is content with that.


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Photo of ScaryEd
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. The head has great retention, leaving a ring of cobwebs before settling into a thick blanket of foam.

The aroma brings notes of grapefruit, tangerines, and pineapple. There's some grape skin and caramel on the back. A bit faint.

The flavor is citrusy up front, bringing notes of grapefruit and orange. Then comes a wave of pineapple, grapes, and mangoes. Finishes with some pine. Decent malt backbone.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit slick and oily, but dry on the finish.

Overall, a good New England style IPA that utilizes a relatively unique hop bill. Nothing truly stands out about it, but it's still a good beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz stemless tulip glass, canned on 10/10/19. Pours a very attractive hazy dark yellow with a finger plus, sticky white head that leaves thick streaks of lace, with solid retention. 4.5

Smell is ripe melon, pineapple, papaya, mandarin, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows pineapple, peach, cantaloupe, papaya, orange, and apricot really juicy with very little bitterness and really balanced. 4.5

Mouthfeel is yogi (Bigger than your Average Beer) soft gentle carbonation, slightly sticky but not dry, and 7.2% ABV extremely approachable but packed full of flavor. 4.5

Overall this is excellent a collaboration with Modern Times and Pizza Port. Now you know what is in my glass what is in my glass this evening, what are others enjoying this Fall evening. 4.5

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Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amberish color with plenty of foam in the IPA glass. Quite lively, sharp, and sudsy on the tongue. Aromas of orange rind and Concord grape. Tastes of purple grapes and citrus with that touch of acidity. Fruity, as in mango and papaya, but with a mineral finish. Some bitterness and astringency emerges in the aftertaste and becomes more distinct as you sip.

Overall, it's a kindlier sort of hazy brew, though still plenty murky. From the 16 oz can, which is so similar to the version brewed by Modern Times I didn't realize I had two different beers when buying a few singles.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold with frothy white cap. Citrus and pineapple notes with nice refreshing flavor and hoppy bite.

On draft at Firehouse Hotel ($11!)

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Photo of monkist
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pizza Port - one of my old time favorites, Modern Times - one of my newfound favorites, and when they join forces together under the “Beer Buddies Project”, I new the result would be memorable.
What Pizza Port makes is not the “stunning” kind of beer but somehow it always has such an impact that makes me look for their next beer. Modern Times on the other hand is very skillful with the intensity of the flavors so here we are, having a typical Pizza Port brew but with extra fruity intensity, a trademark of Modern Times.
And how is it? It is like sweet grapefruit and mandarine. It has some of the grapefruit bitterness as well, and with that citrusy zest to it as if you were biting into a real fruit. It is NOT your punch type of tropical IPA though but it has a very well-defined taste - which is very close to the original fruit. It is very similar to a lemonad made of real grapefruits with some SoCal orange juice or mandarine added.
And at the same time it is a great West Coast IPA at 7.2%. I think this couldn’t have been made better - and makes me want to go down there to Carlsbad once and drink through their repertoire next to a great pizza. Can’t wait!

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Photo of pants678
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow, white foam.

Muted banana.

Nelson stands out which automatically makes this beer a good beer. I can't pick the other hops out, it's not citric and I don't get any Galaxy. They're all backseated, a touch sugary.

More burn than I expect with a hazy but works somehow.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Modern Times Beer glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a light layer and laces very nicely.

S: Bright, zesty citrus, light tropical and fruity notes, a touch of pine, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Zesty citrus, lime, lemon, and a hint of tangerine, a little spicy pine, tropical fruit, guava, passion fruit, pineapple, white grape, and apricot, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Bright and very easy drinking. The New Zealand hops bring some great flavor to the party. Really solid collab between 2 great breweries.

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Photo of lucius10
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet, overripe-pineapple, piney, and hoppy aromatics on this one. The taste follows and is nicely well-balanced between the sweetness and piney bitterness on the initial swallow. It has pretty good depth and feel for a single westie but it changes a bit as it warms. It takes on a honey-like vibe and the overipe-ness starts to clash with the piney bitterness. I think this one is best fresh and cold!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Firestone 16-oz. Spiegelau IPA glass
From: La Mesa Wine & Spirits in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $15.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: July 13, 2019
Consumed: July 14, 2019
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Canned on June 12, 2019

First time seeing this in stores, so I grabbed a 6-pack while heading to a party, hoping that I would be able to save one to review. Hadn’t heard of this one and didn’t know that Modern Times was involved. Had one at the party and gave it a 3.50 on Untappd, writing, “A gentle reminder that most of Pizza Port’s IPAs are not worth having again. Even Modern Times couldn’t help this. A gracious 3.50.” Maybe I was a bit harsh, but we’ll see. Hops mentioned on the can were Nelson, Motueka, Simcoe and Crystal. Had been really digging Nelson lately and Simcoe only trails Mosaic for me. Motueka was solid from what I’d had and still new to Crystal.

Poured a golden clear color with five fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass at a rapid pace. Also appeared to be some floating pulp in there as well. Excellent spotty lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled dish soap, pear, banana, Circus Peanut candy, Nelson, Motueka, coconut, pine, peppery spice (probably from Simcoe), nutmeg and hints of cinnamon. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted close to as good as the nose. Very spicy. In order got dish soap, pear, banana, Circus Peanuts, Simcoe, black pepper, Nelson, Motueka, pine, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon, herbal and spoiled fruit. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, spicy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Very good overall and certainly better than what I thought of it the night before. Might have still overrated this overall. (Overall - 3.75)

3.80 | 86 | B+

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Photo of AleManDan
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a delicious beer. I’d call it a West Coast dry-hopped hazy pale ale, but go ahead and call it a hazy IPA because that’s what’s hot right now and it’s what got me to buy it.

For me the challenge is that I don’t consider this beer hoppy enough to be called bitter but those who don’t like IPAs would pucker and complain.

My stream of consciousness notes: amazing can art, collaboration between two amazing SD brewhouses I love, looks good in the glass—pale golden and hazy, smell is sorta weak but I dive in and find a medley of dry hopped goodness (tame citrus but some subdued zest and funkiness from the Nelson, but hard to finger just one hop flavor—a bit on the floral end of the spectrum), and a pillowy soft mouthfeel and a dry enough finish that I love it.

Kinda pricey I’d say but I’ve drunk two pint cans and I’ll be grabbing it again before the rotation ends. Palapa was more up my alley but this heavily hopped hazy pale ale is very good if not exceptional.

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Photo of Thamilton
3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This tastes like a pale ale and smells like someone near by was thinking about malt. It’s very drinkable but very light on the nose and the palate. It’s nice on a hot day because it’s so light but a malty pale ale is not what I was expecting from SD brewers who put ipa on the can. It’s limited and pricy, for the money maybe not worth it.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lots of floaties, not overly appealing herbal and floral nose, taste follows the nose with perhaps subtle citrus component, finishes with mild bitterness and slight acidity, low-medium body with moderate carbonation. For two of my favorite breweries to arrive at this for a collaboration beer using a nice hop bill that includes both Simcoe and Nelson is disappointing. Maybe I really don't like Motueka and this is my point of self awareness. Nevertheless, I'm not sure I'll finish my one and only can.

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Photo of TinFang
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy slightly orange gold with a uniform white head. Has glass appeal.
Slight smell of citrus, mango.
Im not a fan of hops blends beyond 2 or 3 varieties but this mix has character. Pleasing bitterness and enough herbal presence to add a dimension to the tropical taste.
Nicely filling in the mouth.

Canned on 6/29/19, which probably boosts the score.

Not a favorite but i don’t regret the purchase.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an unfiltered gold with a creamy white head

Nose is a woodsy, earthy, tropical fruit

Taste is earthy, dank, some notes of pine and a nice lemon rind acidity in the finish

Has a creamy mouthfeel, below average carbonation, but a pleasant lingering bitterness

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Pizza Port / Modern Times - Gentle Reminder from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 35 ratings