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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kaseydad on 02-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

Pours amber in color with a finger of white head and lots of sticky lacing. Heavy on the citrus and tropical fruit notes up front with plenty of grapefruit all the way through. Good orange peel notes with a touch of sweet malt. The flavor is a touch sweet, but good hop bite and bitterness. Plenty of citric qualities with a touch of tropical fruit sweetness. Very easy to drink for 8.4%.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is full of citrus hops with lots of orange and lemon coming through with a bit of sweet caramel malts. Some pine hop as well as a bit of bready malt.

T - Starts off with big citrus hop flavor with some lemon and orange peel, along with some good bitterness and a touch of sweet caramel malt. Through the middle, some more citrus flavor alongside some pine hop and some more bitterness and a bit of bready malt. The finish is a mix of bitter citrus hops and sweet caramel malt that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice big hoppy beer with lots of bitterness but enough malt to balance it all out nicely.

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Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some old Bistro qoth DIPA festival notes getting logged in.

A hazy shade of dark yellow out the tap, not much head to it. Aroma was good, hoppy, bitter in the grapefruit realm.

Taste, more hops, easy drinking, not as bitter as I thought from the aroma, pretty standard Port hoppiness here, really doesn't stray from the regular Wipeout much other than the abv which remains concealed. At times it got a little thick, there was some ebb and flow between easy drinking, then the bitterness would come on with a chalky feel to it. Didn't slow me down though drinkin' it.

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Photo of jampics2
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fat Heads Hop Festival.

The beer is more of a copper and amber color than some of it's orange brothers in the lineup today. A great eggshell head sticks around until the bottom of the glass and leaves a white wall of lace on the side of the glass. What a nice looking DIPA!

The smell is interesting. There's a pretty decent malt base going on here, giving bready impressions and some dark toffee. There's also the requisite boat-load of hops here. Pine and grapefruit and orange make up the hop kick that sets this beer apart from the other DIPA's from Port that are in today's sampling. I also sense a bit of booze but it is pretty well concealed.

From the first sip I'm not sure if the alcohol is going to be so deeply submerged in the taste. It starts to surface when the sweet and complex malt bill gets going with some caramel notes. The hops are like bitter grapefruit and resinous pine. There's a huge boozy and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is just a bit syrupy with ample carbonation and a sticky medium body. This wasn't the most drinkable beer from Port as it was really a bit big for it's shoes. Or mine, depending on how you look at it. Point being, there was some serious boozy kick that I was hoping the sweetness and hint of toffee in the complex malt bill would work with the hops to mask. The two just don't quite accomplish that.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


A: transparent golden orange with a 1 inch frothy white head, good retention, and lots of lacing.

S: Malty pine resin and sugary grapefruit. Pretty nice and aromatic when it warms up. A caramel malt grapefruit pine forest!

T: grapefruit, orange, pine, and alcohol. Malt is strong and sweet with caramel notes. The alcohol is potent and borderline oppressive for a sub 9% abv double ipa. Lightly sweet. Finish is quite bitter.

M: Medium bodied, dry and sticky mouthfeel. Adequate carbonation.

Overall: It's muted in comparison to the normal version with an unwelcome increase in malt character and you taste every basis point of the increased abv...times two. Higher abv is usually welcome, but not when it's to the point of distraction and detraction. Still, the beer is enjoyable and not devoid of merit, though glancing at the menu I immediately see 10 pizza port beers I would get instead. 3.68

*Update 6/3/2012*

This has been brewed a few times since the first batch and it's been much better each time. It's drier, cleaner, and hoppier with less malt character. There's a nice blend of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. I think the ABV is around 9% and it's well hidden. 4.15

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Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Piece while watching the Hawks dismantle the Sharks (and celebrating Lee & Michelle's impending marriage of course!). Served in a tulip glass.

A - A finger-plus of creamy white foam that settles to a solid cap and leaves splotchy lacing. The body is a transparent dark golden color with a nice glow to it.

S - Starts very hoppy with lots of sweet citrus and pithy grapefruit. As it warms it reveals a bit of age and an ample bread and toffee malt backbone. This probably should have been tapped during CBC week instead of now. While it's an Imperial IPA the ABV is quite well-hidden.

T - Very bitter - gets quite intense after half a pour. More pine and bitter grapefruit notes, with a nice caramel backbone that shows up mid-palate. This tastes more like a pretty good East Coast DIPA than something from Port.

M - The mouthfeel suffers from the same flaws as regular Wipeout. Carbonation and texture is too gritty and harsh. Finishes sticky with a bit of enamel-coating resin. Body is medium and sufficient for the higher ABV.

D - Nice, but not as refreshing as regular Wipeout. I'm guessing this was a mistake batch that got a little boozier or had too much malt. One tulip was sufficient as the bitterness got a bit fatiguing. This was probably better when it was fresh - too bad I missed it a Jake Melnick's.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Intensely floral that blends seamlessly with brown sugar to create a unique singular unit.

Taste: Pretty standard IPA flavors - caramel/brown sugar. A little bitterness. Decent, but nothing special and wouldn't stand out in a crowd (Though somehow it won gold medal at the Hayward DIPA festival).

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Photo of kaseydad
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed for the Bistro's 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. Hazy cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. The aroma has the grapefruit and a little malty aroma to balance. Full bodied with a grapefruit kick and nice malty backbone on the finish. Not much sweetness at all on this one though a little touch would have been nice. At 8.4% this went down smooth and easy.

Gold medal winner at the Festival shows I wasn't the only one who enjoyed this.

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