Retox 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): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 06-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Orange color, not much head to it, white, but what was there stuck around for some time and provided pretty lacing. Aroma was a unique mix, derived in almost equal parts from floral hops and a malt contribution I can't put my finger on.

All the usual descriptors for the taste, they all lean on the hops. Earth at times, not just from the pine sensation and taste in the mouthfeel. A really good beer for any other brewery, a good one for PP.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tear it up, giving you that OJ like pour, 1/4" head on it that is sturdy and won't leave you when you need her most. Aroma was cool, floral. Something weird malt wise thrown in the olfactory senses. Rye?

Taste is all PP, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, barely there crystal/caramel malt. Prickly carbonation. Grassy. Hey its a pale ale from PP, you know its good enough to try and go back for more.

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Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful orange pour, flimsy 1/3" white head on it that had great retention and respectable lace down the side of the pint glass. This was drank during the Brewbies festival if that matters. The aroma was similar to what I tend to believe I encounter with floral, whole cone hops like Sierra Nevada has a penchant for. But it was also kind of a weird, almost spicy rye malt aroma too, although the taste didn't really impart such a leaning.

The tase is typical pizza port, hoppy, some pine, citrus, grapefruit, a light toastly, barely there caramel presence from the malt flavors. Carbonation may have been higher on this one, the spicey, prickly presence had me wondering which of the two possibilities, or a combination thereof I was sensing. Plenty grassy.

Would definitely try again, this one was pretty good.

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Retox Pale Ale from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 4 ratings