Carlsbad Raceway | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-10-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 56
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $6
Purchased: July 26, 2015
Consumed: July 26, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey, pale, clear color with two fingers of off white, frothy head. Very good layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Good smelling of nectarine, tangerine, Citra, tropical blossom, peach juice, caramel and Mosaic. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but good. Got nectarine, bitter orange rind, caramel, gritty mango, tropical pulp, peach, Citra and I think Amarillo. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was a very good IPA. I changed a few of my ratings around a bit, but I’m happy with this final version. (Overall - 4.00)

3.95 | 89 | B+

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask @ FFF

A - Cloudy light orange colour with one finger of lightly dense off white head.

S/T - Jalapeno flavour without spice. Some citrus, pine and honey. Juiciness without the specific pineapple flavour.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch
Carlsbad, CA

A gorgeous and tasty IPA from Pizza Port, though there's nothing surprising about that at this point. Aroma and flavors are well balanced--definite resin and floral hop notes along with citrus and a little biscuit and cracker malt. Decent citrus character in the aroma and flavor--not a lot of bitterness, especially compared to some other Port offerings. Very drinkable and tasty with pizza. A number of friends had recommended this one, so I had quite high expectations. While delicious, I was actually hoping for something more. Would drink again, especially with Pizza Port's pizza.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that quite hoppy but drinkable.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. A Citra fresh hop IPA. Tulip.

A: Pellucid golden yellow with a mountain of white froth. Outstanding retention and lots of lacing. Good clarity.

S: Grainy, crackery malt lays a light foundation for tangerine, orange, and floral notes. Faintly grassy. There's a bit of mango in there.

T: Lightly grassy with notes of orange, guava, tangerine, and a touch of mango. Grainy malt provides a whisper of sweetness. Smooth lower moderate bitterness, devoid of astringency. The beer has a slightly lemony finish. Bitterness grows stronger near the end.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation. Dry, sticky crisp mouthfeel.

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Carlsbad Raceway from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.92 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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