SPA (Summer Pale Ale) | Port Brewing

SPA (Summer Pale Ale)SPA (Summer Pale Ale)
158 Ratings
SPA (Summer Pale Ale)SPA (Summer Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SuperbikeShaun on 06-09-2014

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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by M_C_Hampton:
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 22 oz, bottle into an imperial pint glass, golden orange amber colored with a large white head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy

S: heavy on citrus hops up front, slighty bready with a notable yeast presence, has a lemony pine aroma

T: bitter grapefruit up front that flades into a slight malt sweetness, light flavors of lemon and orange in the middle, fades to a slight pine bitterness that lingers

M: medium to lighter bodied with higher carbonation, refreshing feel

O: an excellent new offering by Port at a very reasonable price, hopefully it will be available in 6-pks as I will gladly return to it

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Todd
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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 JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

This is a solid drinkable beer. Cleaningo ut the shelves of the summer beers to make room for the big boys of winter. Certainly worth the try.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hoppyhour
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review here;
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass, creamy head, dissipates quickly.
Golden orange color with very subtle nose of fruit and strangely enough, a slight hint of ammonia.
Not what I was expecting in terms of hoppiness, this has plenty of hops for even the most discerning hop head and is far from your typical pale ale.
Piney front taste with a slight popcorny finish. Very easy to drink and does exactly what its designed for, a simple easy to drink summertime ale. At 6.0 abv this is very sessionable for me and is very inexpensive at my local bodega at $3.99
Another fine brew from Port.

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Photo of gldnns
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can poured into snifter. Freshest by date: 7/16/17
About a month from its "expiration".

Orange-copper pretty clear, fluffy head with a decent pour. Smells of pine, citrus, pale malts. Tastes of pine, maybe a touch of citrus maybe grapefruit rinds, pale malt again, there's that pine again. Right bitter, not much in the way of citrus as I expected. Dry bitter finish, decent carbonation. Mediocre pale for me -- it's not offensive by any means. Would reach for SN over this. But worth a drink!

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Photo of KTCamm
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of mscudder
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

FRom the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours an unclear orange, with thick billowing foam.

Smell is piney, with plenty of citrus and resin.

Taste is floral and piney, with a hefty bitterness backing up. Sort of West Coast IPA Lite.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a great summer pale ale, drinkable and flavorful.

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

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kmoen
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
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 rjp217
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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SPA (Summer Pale Ale) from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 158 ratings
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