SPA (Summer Pale Ale) | Port Brewing

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SPA (Summer Pale Ale)SPA (Summer Pale Ale)
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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:
Laid back and hop forward, Port Brewing has been producing world-class beers since 2006.

Life's better at the water's edge. Be it a beach, a lake, or a sweltering day by the pool. Each of these situations is improved by friends, conversations, and a crisp pale ale. Our SPA is brewed with a juicy and boisterous blend ot hops including Chinook, Amarillo, and Cascade. SPA begins with a bouquet of citrus and peach aromas, then leads to refreshing orange and grapetruit-like dryness, with just a kiss of sweetness on the finish.

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Reviews by micromaniac129:
Photo of micromaniac129
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a good beer from start to finish.
The color of the beer was straw with orange high lights and was slightly hazy.
On the pour a generous head forms. It's tall with a tight sticky looking head leaving plenty of lacing in it's wake. Lots of carbonation bubbles cascade to the top.

The aroma is for the most part all hops. Aromas of tropical fruits like lemon pineapple and mangos are present. They have a sort of candied fruit quality.

The taste is hoppy but not like in the nose. Here the hops are dank and muddled. Lightly malted.
The first half of the tasteing is dominated by a sweet maltiness fading to a hoppt semi dry finish.
It's pretty clean in that the bitterness doesn't linger in the aftertaste.

Overall, a pretty damn good beer.
Looks nice and has a pleasant aroma. The taste is the one delta in this experience withit's lack of flavor. But there could be many reasons for that.
A great beer that s easy to drink.

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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 HalfFull
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Pour is a clear golden in color and sports a half inch of nearly white foam. Light in color with no caramel notes.

Aroma of slightly dank hops on the nose along with some bready malt notes. Aroma is pleasant but thin and a bit searching, bit less elusive after some agitation. Taste follows and is a bit thin up front yet with more biscuity notes on the finish, accompanied with a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel is a bit chalky and mealy at times. Hop factors with a lack of support from some balancing malts. So so.

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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 TrojanRB
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

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SPA (Summer Pale Ale) from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 169 ratings