The Road IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHeadJim on 06-01-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of dudasaj
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I reviewed this beer based on previously conflicting reviews.

On-tap at PP Solana, served in a pint glass.

A: Deep orange, Great lacing. Continuous 2mm of head, due to great carbonation, and constant CO2 bubble release.

S: Despite strong carbonation, nose is very faint citrus, sweet caramel, and almost belgian candied sugar aromas.

T: A fairly flat bitter astringency. Very grassy and earthy, lingering heavily on the tongue. Larger sips reveal slight citrus and pine flavors on the back of the tongue.

M: Plentiful carbonation, quaffable with high carbonation. Lingers with a heavy aftertaste.

O: A decent IPA, slightly more east-coast than west-coast. Not the best offering from this brewery. Consider other house brews at PP Solana.

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Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Tulip.

A: Bright gold with an inch of white sea foam.

S: Aromatic citrus: tangerine, apricot, orange, and grapefruit. Pine and a little grass. Malt is crackery and restrained. Perfume-like floral notes waft from the glass with each swirl.

T: Lightly sweet, with pine, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. This is sweeter than the nose suggested, with an almost candied quality to the citrus. The beer is moderately bitter with no astringency to speak of.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: I haven't had El Camino IPA for ages so I can't compare this to it, but The Road is pretty nice. Cormac McCarthy would approve.

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Photo of dmsohyea
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at PP Solana, served in a pint glass.

A: Deep orange with 1 finger off white head. Good to moderate lacing with a little retention. Most of the head dissipated quickly.

S: Nose is pretty dank, and not at all fruity. Mostly pine and grassy notes. A touch of urine in there too (Yum).

T: Tastes like a bitter simcoe hop tea. Supper bitter and piny. Very hoppy and dry. Grapefruit comes through a little bit, as do some brown sugar malt and maybe some table sugar malt. Tastes pretty good, but isn't mind-bending.

M: Average for the style. Mildly astringent, with medium body and medium carbonation.

O: A good IPA that I would drink again, but won't stand up to the great IPA's out there.

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Photo of bobjonesSD
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half pint from solana beach pp. Reasonably lacey head that hangs around. Nice dark planty aroma- no citrus in this one. Taste follows along same lines. Reminiscent of maharaja. Would have enjoyed even more. Love to try these different port beers. Solid ipa.

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The Road IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.6 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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