SPA (Summer Pale Ale) | Port Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
140 Ratings
SPA (Summer Pale Ale)SPA (Summer Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SuperbikeShaun on 06-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of GreenMind
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mecmd
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a golden orange color with a bright white creamy head, slightly hazy, lots of lacing.

A: Piney grapefruit citrus peel, touch of tropical notes, light bready, cracker malts, smells really good.

T: Up front, hit of pine and citrus peel, moderate amount of bitterness with a touch of guava and mango peel, finish has pine and citrus notes lingering in the aftertaste, very.

M: Light bodied with a smooth, creamy semidry finish.

O: Really enjoyed this one and if it's around enough, will consume plenty during the summer, it's very tasty and easy to drink, great brew for hot southern CA days.

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Photo of Todd
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Drops out of the pounder (16oz) can bright, clear and golden in color with a massive foamy head. Aroma is soft and clean with notes of fresh pale malts and fruity and floral hops. First sip wakes the palate with very crisp and carbonated bite and an assertive, grassy bitterness, plenty of peppery notes, citrus zest, pith and a dry, aspirin-like edge that folds into crackery malts. There's also some soft grapefruit and pine that pull through with a bit of a lemon drop (mostly lemony, and faintly sweet) candy-like finish. Linger is resiny and bready.

SPA is an extremely crushable West Coast Pale Ale, but it also has layers of delicious hoppiness for those who feel the need to ponder over it. Like me, in this review, but the next one I'll be crushing from the can.

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Photo of Kavinci
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JavierGC
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass. From Costco Carlsbad
Appearance: light amber orange liquid, medium tan foam, hazy cloudy lacing
Aroma: fragrant-grains and hops
Taste: medium to very bitter
Palate: lively carbonation with long finish, some tartness
Overall: very good pale ale, ok to repeat look for
Drank: 8/9/2016 9:30 PM

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Photo of anon
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber with lots of sediment and floaties, poured into an IPA glass. Bright, glowing orange colour, dissipates to a thin layer, nice lace left behind. Smells of fresh cut grass, pine resin, tree bark, straw, caramel, pineapple and honey.

Grapefruit, pineapple, orange and citrus zest dominate the taste front, along with grass, dank hops, pine resin, lemon candy. Light to medium body; dry, bitter finish.

Straightforward pale ale with nice aromas and flavours, which is what was intended. Wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

6/13...modestly bright orange with a light white foam lid. Summary citrus malt nose. Sharp pine bitter to open, lemon rind flavors. Heavy bitter close. Light citrus bite followed by a firm bitter close. Tasty. Another win for PB.

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Photo of rjp217
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikRo_Brew_Marcro_View
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into vintage schooner.

A: Hazy copper with decent head with good lacing.
S: Minimal aroma but what is there is enjoyable.
T: Nice clean citrus with a good amount of hops.
M: Leans towards the high side on the carbonation scale and is medium-light in body. both of which suit this summer ale perfectly.
O: I really like this beer. There are enough hops to call this a summer/session IPA. I think it's underrated for its style.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of roan22
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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SPA (Summer Pale Ale) from Port Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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