Ocean Beach 125th Anniversary Pale Ale | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Booner818:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Port Carlsbad – 05/03/12

A: Pours a burnished almost brass-like golden color with some real nice clarity. Has a light yellowish glow around the edges. Real effervescent. Forms about a fingers worth of pure white foamy head that leaves some running tracks of lace down the glass.

S: Smell is a super fruit blast full of bright apricot notes with predominant candied citrus fruits. I get lots of tangerine peel and a finishing grassy leaf note. Really nice fruity and floral aroma.

T: Taste is just loaded with citrusy hops that leads with copious grapefruit and orange flavs. Citrus gives way to a kick of that signature PizzaPort hemp plant note. Nicely layered upon an almost biscuity pale malt base that brings a soft grainy sweetness to the brew. Good amount of astringent bitterness. Very sessionable at just 5%ABV and just oh so hoppy.

M: Real light in body with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and a super dry crisp finish. Upper level of carb. Lingering sticky hop oils coat the mouth.

D: Another great brew from Yiga out of OB! Such a nice hoppy sessionable pale. Nice citrus notes with a big bitterness factor and the pale malts retaining balance. I could crush this one all day long.

Right up there with Alpine’s Hoppy Birthday.

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2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Handsome amber color in the pint shaker. Thin body but perky flavor. Pleasantly carbonated on the tongue.

Hops up front, but then they fade, only to resurge in the aftertaste. It's recirculating hops. Pleasant flowery hop flavors to start. Sharp and bitter on the light mouthfeel. If this was 4% ABV I'd be more charitable. It gets to be quite thin, bitter, and sharp, which is OK for a big, thirsty gulp, but not so pleasant for sipping after a pizza.

Drank this on tap at the Ocean Beach location on Election night, 2012.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Cask at Real Ale. Brewed by Pizza Port Ocean Beach for the 125th anniversary of Ocean Beach.

A: Slightly transparent yellow orange with an enormous white head.

S: Bright orange, tangerine, and grapefruit notes. Great fruit profile. Light malt with a touch of sweetness. Floral aromatics. Pungent.

T: A burst of citrus flesh. Dominant orange and grapefruit with an upper low bitterness. Big hop flavor without astringency or harshness. Faintly sweet crackery malt.

M: Lower medium body with lower moderate carbonation. Silky and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: A really nice Pale Ale. Really bright and hoppy.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was my first at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach. I love this place. I'll review it a little later. Right now for 125. It pours a clear golden color with white head that is constantly fed by carbonation bubbles migrating from the bottom. Light lemony citrus bouquet. Mouthfeel is cottony and full. Mild flavors of citrus and pine. Quintessential pale ale.

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Ocean Beach 125th Anniversary Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 8 ratings