Pizza Port / Three Floyds - Shredd Session
Pizza Port Carlsbad

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American IPA
3.92 | pDev: 9.95%
Pizza Port Carlsbad
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Pizza Port / Three Floyds - Shredd SessionPizza Port / Three Floyds - Shredd Session
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Photo of beersampler6
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Initially a little disappointing - I expected great things from this beer, a collaboration between two great breweries. But then I saw that this was an old can that I had purchased online, dated about a year ago, and that’s just too long for an IPA. Pours a nice golden-yellow color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some more faint grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and mango zest fruity hops, as well as some weaker malt, bread and floral hops in the background. Taste follows the nose, and this beer had a decently bitter hoppy punch in the finish. Smooth thin mild mouthfeel, not particularly sticky or soft, decent carbonation. Fine enough and decently enjoyable, just not what I would use as a sessionable beer and certainly the age of this IPA didn’t help matters. Unfortunately it’s already been retired so I guess I’ll never know what a fresh one tastes like.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 22 fl oz bottle on September 8, 2018. Notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Lightly toasted bread finish. Crushable.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pouring from a bomber bottle into a pint glass this beer is a see through medium golden color with small sediment floating throughout the glass. I can see through the beer but without great clarity. The smell is citrus with some very slight vanilla like sweetness but it's all somewhat muted. The taste on the other hand is full of flavor. From ripe citrus and resin/pine notes to a biscuity malt backend. It goes through the mouth being sticky but finishing dry with the biscuit notes. Overall, this is a flavorable session in a summer of heat that needs more session beers in it. Give me another.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Teaming up with their Southern Californian friends of Pizza Port, a surfer dude mentality joins with the death metal edge of the midwest for a beer that's suave but with a bit of grit.

Shredd Session sounds like something that might eat your face off, but the session IPA hosts all the hoppy glories that come in standard IPA strength but in a body and alcohol content that'll have you riding waves; kicking off with a burnish gold haze and topped with an arid cotton froth. Pine, citrus and a hint of tropical fruit raise a hoppy perfume with hints of caramel, honey and butterscotch which each seem to suggest a granola like maltiness upon the early palate.

The ale quickly jumps on the IPA track by shedding its sweetness and steering directly toward a hoppy middle palate. Pink grapefruit, under ripened orange and a hint of lemon brighten the taste while a light succulence of mango bring an exotic tropical twist. Alas, a final turn to pine, herb and grass, a piquant bitterness awaits with a strong spruce, lemongrass and citrus rind grip on the gullet.

Despite its moderate body and strength, the hops tighten its grip in finish in true west coast IPA palate impact, its spicy hops linger long on the after palate as dry grassiness, citrus and dry pine resins clearly persist in a crisp, refreshing and arid substrate with minimal flaw.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy yellow gold pour with a large white head. Lemon and citrus aroma. Strong citrus/lemon-based bitter flavor. Can also taste a bit of straw, pine, grass and cracker.

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Photo of stoumi
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A collaboration from Pizza Port and 3 Floyds Brewpub, two of my favorite breweries. However, I am not a big session sort of guy, so I didn't have high expectations of this beer. Might have even bought it more for the breweries than the actual quality of the beer.

Shredd Session poured a light, gentle straw color with a slight haze and a one finger head that fades to virtually no lacing on the glass as you drink.

The smell is not pungent, but features a slightly fruit-forward aroma with a dose of lime and some grassy notes. Very little hop distinction can be made out but there is some caramel sweetness.

The taste is very light bodied, but bitter with a mild bite from the hops, which are more present than in the aroma of the beer when poured. A minor fruity characteristic is overshadowed by the bitterness, leaving a lemon/line tinge that lingers

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Photo of RyanK252
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little thin lacing.

S: Nice mix of tropical fruit and citrus, a bit grassy and piney, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Citrus, big white grapefruit and lemon, pine, grassy, tropical fruit, passion fruit and lychee, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Super tasty session IPA. I'd drink this all the time if it wasn't a one time collaboration.

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

The beer pours out a slightly hazy pale golden straw color, with 1 finger of white head------------ the aromas are of light tropical fruit, lime and pine(smells refreshing) --------------- the flavors follow the nose with pine, lime and lesser tropical fruit, the beer has a med mouthfeel with a dry light bitterness on the finish--------------- overall this beer was delicious light and refreshing but not lacking in flavor---

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

Poured straw with a slight bubbly head
No head retention

Nice aroma with some citrus and tropical fruits

Good hop presence on this but i wouldnt call this a session beer
Some citrus notes.nicely carbonated.

Light to medium mouthfeel with some lingering bitterness.

If i want a good hoppy session ipa, this would do, but at 5%abv. A little above a session beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mostly clear, slightly sparkling gold with a large, fluffy white foam that settles in lumps and leaves some fuzzy lace.

Smell is orange, grapefruit, pine, cracker and biscuit. It reminds me a bite of White Rajah here.

Taste is cracker and a bitter but mild bite of pine before buttery biscuit with faint lemon marmalade comes in. A bit of black pepper and popcorn are also present, with a hint of strawberry.

The softly frothy medium to light body finishes chalk dry.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Berkeley Bowl last week. Drank it on Sunday. Pours a light almost straw yellow with ample clarity and a soft 1/3" white head. Awesome mash up art design wise between the two companies. Aroma was grassy hops, not super pungent but enjoyable to say the least. Some citrus rind kind of impression aroma wise.

Taste, nice light base, anytime FFF is involved I get worried its gonna be all gianted out to the extreme but not here. Lightly toasted pale and 2 row it seems with flaked oats and pilsner malt. I like that they have an easy canned on date to read (also, canned 4/4/18). Very light bodied and appropriate. The hop mixture is such a mix of classic, obscure and proprietary. You get the grapefruit from the Cascade, the nice aroma of Amarillo and Citra, and then some obscurity with Topaz and the getting more popular Vic Secret (probably where the bitter grassiness came from).

A neat beer, a definite upgrade over Ponto Session IPA.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours an unfiltered golden orange body, one finger white head, plenty of retention, not much lacing. Smell is freshly squeezed grapefruit, orange peel, a bit of piny resin, light caramel sweetness. Flavour is classic west coast IPA, very clean with plenty of grapefruit, zest, citrus, pine, and a bit of caramel sweetness in the background; not too sweet. It doesn't have that grainy, bready type flavour that some session IPAs do- the hops are front and center here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not thin or watery, tons of hoppy aromatics and bitterness through and through. It packs a lot of hops with just enough malt that it's balanced- not sure I would be able to tell that this is a 5% IPA versus a 7% IPA. Great stuff.

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Photo of pkalix
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge flaky bubbles on the pour, not much consistency. aroma is delicious and hoppy and the flavor is easy-going and round. easy to drink, and probably the best Pizza Port-affiliated brew i've had. i dont much like most of their stuff.... love the Three Floyds though!!

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

7 day old can into a nonic pint. Light golden with 2 fingers of low density white head with limited retention and left limited lacing. Nice and dank nose, floral undertones. Taste mostly follows the nose. Finishes with moderate bitterness, lingers awhile. Light bodied with medium carbonation, lively on the tongue, slick finish.

Nice 5% session that I'd happily buy again, and would stock recurringly if available.

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Pizza Port / Three Floyds - Shredd Session from Pizza Port Carlsbad
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 45 ratings