Grandview Golden | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Grandview GoldenGrandview Golden

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 02-13-2012

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A light gold color with decent head on pour. Smells of barely and yeast. Taste is fairly good. There's a wholesome grainy flavor with very mild bitterness. Not much complexity to the beer, but very drinkable and goes well with a meal.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The amount of good beer, across so many styles, being pumped out of the Pizza Port empire is staggering. From schwarzbier to coffee porter, red ale to (of course!) IPA, these guys just crush it. So, I suppose it should be no surprise that, when tasked with making something compelling of the oft overlooked golden ale, they succeed in spades. First off, this is all about ingredients, starting with delightful pilsner malt (has to be Weyermann, no? So characterful), followed up by a light touch of noble-ish hops (can says Mt. Hood and Hallertau Blanc). There's just enough ester, perhaps very faint citrus, to keep this out of pilsner territory, but it honestly brings that style to mind. Super bready, great body for a beer of its size, satisfying hop snap, what the hell isn't to love. Beers like this need to be celebrated, and celebrate I will!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours brilliantly clear straw with a huge foamy white head that laces well. I mean this is probably one of the lightest colored beers I have ever seen! Smells weedy, earthy, and spicy from what I assume is the use of noble hops. Taste has a very lightly toasted bread sweetness with the spicy and earthy hops bringing it perfectly into balance. Feel is so light and crisp, very refreshing and dry but not too dry. Overall, another winner from Pizza Port, and I think I've found my new summer beer thanks to it's new can format. Cheers!

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Photo of Bosscnc
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Grandview was one of my favorite surf spots growing up so I had to try this. Tulip.

A: Gold in color with a finger of white froth.

S: Cracker, biscuit, and doughy malt. There's a whisper of sulfur and a touch of mineral. Just a little fruit and a restrained spicy floral note.

T: Lightly bitter with lots of biscuity malt. There's a little toasted character and some lemongrass. A little sulfur. Finish is crisp, dry, and clean.

M: Light body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good beer. Not overly complex but refreshing and easy to drink with pleasant malt flavors.

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Grandview Golden from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.88 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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