Kook | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States
pizzaport.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with CTZ, Amarillo, El Dorado, Melon and Chinook hops.

Added by Arbitrator on 08-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,958
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
380
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
81
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Tazmon
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic DIPA. Clean, bright west coast style hops with prominent notes of pineapple, tropicals, grapefruit, lemon, herbal, with a medium-full body, somewhat resinous and thick; slight haze, big lingering head; finish is a nice bitter citrusy herbally linger.

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Photo of shivtim
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ahypercube
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This looks exciting. Weird art of a surfer dude catching a wave with strange posture...but I like it.

L: Pours with a thick yellow body with light sediment and a chill haze which noticeably lessens as it warms. Head is bone white and lasts FOR. EH. VER. Really thick lacing too. Clearly quality.

S: Tons of west coast hop character. Tangerine and lemon right off the bat, with some pineapple, mango and honeydew, then an herbal finish of rosewater, rosemary, pine, pepper, and grapefruit rind.

T: The citrus notes hit hard, balanced by the rich tropical fruit sweetness and a doughy but present malt base. Herbal notes are powerful in this beer, and that bitterness is not for the faint of heart. However, the balance is phenomenal and the herbal notes fade elegantly.

F: Very viscous. This is like a stronger version of Racer 5. Thicker body, but same sharp bite from the carbonation and crisp, balanced, hoppy finish.

O: One of the best examples of this style I have had yet. Easily makes my top ten DIPA list.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz'er canned on 12-12-17.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into 20oz tulip glass. Canned on 12/28/17

Look: Deep yellow, sap, bright amber in color. Half inch creamy white head. Moderate lacing. Crystal clear as WC style demands.

Smell: Upfront scents of pine, orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, and earthy-flowery aromas. Great smelling beer.

Taste: Follows the nose. Bold pine and citrus fruits initially, with a subtle floral taste. Beer has no astringent tastes that are pronounced, nor foul lingering taste on palate. It is a decent taste, but not as good as other DIPA's I have had.

Feel: Medium feel to it, with medium carbonation. Bitterness is high, per expected in WC DIPA. Pretty decent feel to it.

Overall: A pretty good all around DIPA. Another offering I am glad to have had by Pizza Port. Cheers!

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 16oz can with a canned on date of 12.28.17

L - Copper, with clarity, 1 full finger of beautiful head

S - Fresh hops, not bitter or too citrus. Well Done on the aroma!

T - Well balanced, hoppy strong pale ale. Citrus and bitter are well balanced

F - Medium body and well carbonated

O - Port beers are phenomenally balanced. So tasty. Could never guess this fantastic brew is 8.5%

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAHvntr
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A pretty clean DIPA, not a whole lot of hop but enough. Solid amount of malt and sweetness with a good alcohol finish. A wee bit heavy on the stomach.

Nice golden color with a thin head. It’s got a hint of the tropical flavors.

Not outstanding but more than do-able

Try it

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Kings Beer and Wine fridge on 10-21-17 for $2.89. Canned on 9-13-17; refrigerated since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a very nice white head that had some good hang time.

Nose was a light touch of citrus.

Taste was a huge malt baseline with touches of citrus, pine, and melon. Finish had no residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium to heavy bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a pretty solid beer but the malt bill did not showcase the hop profiles as much as hoped.

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Photo of Grill20
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juablu
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy and golden. Head is off white. Nose is typical of an ipa as was the taste. Prefer more resinous flavors that offered. Much of the taste I received was bread. Not great but good.

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Photo of lucius10
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent double...I have had better...it looks great! Frothy head, beautiful lacing...was lacking in the nose department, which is very important for me. Taste was good, feel is excellent...but lacking the nose/taste that fits the looks.

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Photo of CMEG
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid DIPA. Great looking pour - significant head - hazy gold - real good looking beer. Smell is what I expected - citrus -but a hint of breadiness. Taste is solid, yet not distinctive. I wanted a more bitter beer with a richer flavor that matches the hefty mouthfeel. The beer is weighty in mouthfeel. Solid and would definitely choose it over most on a beer menu.

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Photo of matcris
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden, lemon up to the light, with lots of carb rising, and 2 fingers of white foam, that lasts. The aroma is tropical, fleshy, citrus, and a bit bready. The flavor is, again, fleshy, which is new to me. Lots of citrus and tropical flavors, and bready malt. The feel is well carbonated, medium full body, and dry. Overall, it reminds me of a suped-up Racer 5 IPA, + the fleshy parts. Nice stuff.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw yellow with thick head and sticky lacing, loads of carbonation. Smells of hops, citrus, pine. Tastes very nice, dry hoppy beer with interlacing of citrus and dry grapefruit. A very nice DIPA, light to medium feel, very tasty.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kook from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 380 ratings