Get Wet | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.37%

Availability: Fall

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Added by HopHead84 on 09-30-2010

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 28
Photo of cbutova
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes taken at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A- Golden orange body from the keg into a pint glass. Super creamy white head grows to a finger high and sticks around with good retention. Eventually falls to thick cloud and ring leaving nice thick lace webs.

S- Fresh hops on the tropical fruit juice side with some floral and citrus beneath. Doesn't knock you out with pungency but smooth and inviting. Slight malted grains beneath but hops lead in this aroma.

T- Hops remind me of Torpedo and Sculpin, not over the top and a slightly less is more approach. Not quite that hop nectar level but still brings great pine, grapefruit, mango peach tropical and some floral hints. Slight Cali Ale yeast and bread, light cracked grains.

MF- Silky lighter end body with the higher end carbonation to support the hop flavors and aromas. Creamy with agitation and finishes moderately bitter.

Pine and citrus forward flavor with a good but not trying too hard fresh level of hops, making it easily drinkable. Port with another good IPA brewed in SoCal, not surprised.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap in OB!

A: Deep golden bronze with a thick white head! Head retention on this one was ridiculous! Great looking beer!

S: Citrus, pine, and sweet malt! Pungent and wets the nostrils! Smells great !

T: Perfectly balanced! Pine citrus and malt all mix together to make one tasty brew! Taste like a west coast 60 minute!

M: Resinious and wet! Coats the mouth and goes down like silk! No alcohol detected and super drinkable!

O: Outstanding brew from Port! Definitely the strongest of their line up and a great west coast IPA ! Get it if you see it! Cheers!

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Photo of DocJitsu
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden color with white head continuously being fed by the carbonation bubbles migrating from the bottom. Light, lemony notes on the bouquet. Soft, cottony mouthfeel. Lemon and pine flavors. Just a hint of sweet that emerges from the citric bitterness.

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Photo of ottovon
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the ocean beach location.

A: a clear golden straw-colored wthanatos fluffy white head.

S: great citrus and piney hop aromas. I get some pineapple and mango in there as well. Some straw and bread. Great aroma.

T: nice citrus and piney hop flavors as the aroma suggests. Not as Hoppy in flavor as it is in aroma. Some straw and bready- cracker notes. Nice bitterness and resinous as well.

M: medium – thin, good carb. Resinous and sort of coats the mouth. Creamy.

O: its a really good fresh hop I PA.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach

A: Pours a clear, orangish straw yellow with a decent white head and interesting lace (sheet and blobs).

N: Fresh citrus, super clean and bright. A little herbal and grassy.

T: Really hop forward comes on strong with a resiny and oily finish. A faint malt backing is barely there.

M: Light body, so easy to drink.

O: Wow, just a few weeks on since the harvested hops (citra and simcoe) combine to make a marvelous elixir. Glad it is harvest season.

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Photo of bamojr
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I would like to start by saying I am quite pleased that I ordered this one. I had a pint at The Brickskeller in D.C. this weekend. This is a super flavorful beer with a super hoppy taste that any IPA lover will fall in love with right away. This one opens with great aromas of citrus that let you know your in for some flavor. The taste is one of the best American IPA's I have had to date. This one should be on your list to try if you love IPA's!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 10/26/10 notes. Had on tap at the Brickskeller during its Wet Hop event with Tomme Arthur. Brought from the Ocean Beach Pizza Port location.

a - Pours a nice golden color with 1 inch of white head and lots of nice lacing. Low carbonation evident.

s - Smells strongly pine and citrus hops, as well as fruity malts.

t - Tastes of citra hops, juicy and bitter in the taste. Also grapefruit and light fruity malts.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Tomme said it was around 7.3% ABV and for that high an ABV, it drinks scary easy.

d - I liked this IPA a lot; I think it may have been my favorite of the night. Lots of pine and citrus hops in the smell and taste, and drinks insanely easy. I would love to try again sometime.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pizza Port Ocean Beach Edition. On tap at The Brickskeller during its "Whet" Hop Ales event with Tomme Arthur.

Poured a pale yellow color with a bit of an orange tint. Transparent without too much visible carbonation. The nose bring some light citrus and was quite dank. The taste really brought a lot of pine and resin, plus what I'll refer to as some "green heat" from the fresh hops. Feel was really bitter, excessively so. It gave Amyliz4 heartburn it was so bitter. Fantastic finish and superior drinkability.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this today at Pizza Port here in Ocean Beach for $24.00 and poured it into a stemmed tulip glass.

Brewed onsite at the OB location. Listed at the bar as a Fresh Hop IPA - 7.3 ABV. I asked what the IBU's are, but the girl at the bar wasn't sure.

A: Pours a light honey-like golden hue with a solid fluffy white head that sticks around for the first few sips, leaving solid lace in my glass from start to finish.

S: Major floral hops - hints of jasmine and earthy pine, sweet malt and some citrus in there too.

T: Super resinous & earthy hops up front in a big way, then pink grapefruit, finishing somewhat mossy and sweet with a tasty grain flavor in there too. Love how fresh this stuff tastes!
There are a lot of fresh/wet hop IPA's floating around on the west coast this Fall (and there's a ton of good ones too), but this one comes across as more of a true Cali IPA than the rest - and this is a good thing!

M: Light to medium bodied, sticky and smooth - perfect carbonation for an IPA.

D: As all their other IPA's are - rediculously easy to drink.

- Still no "Had at?" for Pizza Port Ocean Beach location - what gives BA???

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Photo of jampics2
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fat Heads IPA festival!

The beer looks nice in the glass, but it's a touch light for an AIPA. Almost a golden honey color. Some white head, but doesn't have the retention of the other Port beers I got to try that day. No real lace, very noticeable carbonation.

The beer is very expressive and has mostly citrus and perfume notes. Some mango is evident in the nose, and some orange. Very tropical and the beer has very little malt in the nose, if any.

The taste isn't overly bitter, with a nice balance between the citrus and the malt - it's also no slacker in bringing some IBU's to the party, especially in the aftertaste. Some fresh hops are noted, but not enough to really make this identifiable as a harvest. Great citrus notes do jump out, with orange and grapefruit in the lead. Just a touch of pine and funky onions. The malt is sweet and only makes its presence known for a moment.

The carbonation is good on this beer, the mouthfeel is medium to light bodied. Lingering bitterness. Drinkability is excellent, as the huge hoppiness makes taste bigger than it is.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pizza Port OB's 2010 fresh hop IPA on tap at PP OB

A: Honey golden with a small white head. An unsatisfactory pour from the bartender.

S: Dank and resinous with notes of pine, fresh cut grass, and grapefruit. It has a strong tropical fruit presence, with notes of mango, passion fruit, and papaya. No alcohol and little malt. As the beer warms the tropical notes become powerful.

T:  Upper moderate level of dry bitterness with evident alcohol. Hop profile is piney and grassy with a nice grapefruit rind and orange pith presence. There's a dash of sweetness midpalate, but it lasts for only a split second. Malt is crackery. The finish is alcoholic and very bitter with notes of mint, orange, pine, and grapefruit. Mint lingers.

M: Dry and sticky with adequate carbonation

Overall: An aggressive and tasty wet hop IPA that drinks like a DIPA.

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