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Pizza Port Swami’s India Pale Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"It’s hard to believe we’ve been slingin’ pizzas for 20 years since March of 1987! That’s about 7300 days or 175,200 happy hours of fun! We’re excited to celebreate by brewing and bottling up a beer to share a special toast! Swami’s IPA is one of our best selling beers. Many have called it the original San Diego IPA. As such, it’s been a big part of Pizza Port Solana Beach since we installed the brewing system in 1992. A bold IPA hopped to the extreme with galena, Centennial and Cascade hops. We also add a healthy dose of dry hops in the serving tank and always serve it unfiltered. Thank you so much to everyone who has been sharing the memories along the unbelievable way...Cheers!"

Formerly 7.4% when brewed at Solana Beach location.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoePeesie (867) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours and amazingly pale gold with fluffy white head. Nose and taste is citric and very bitter. Seemed a little on character for my liking.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (110) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The smell is pine, mangos and tropical hops. And the taste, oh man the taste. Sweet hops up front, with a maltbase that is light bread and also clean. The bitterness that follows is just there, as I like it! This is why American IPA’s are the best, the heart of the brew and the aura it sends out is just unbeatable. Dank hops FTW!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10197) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
A hazed golden ipa with a thin big bubbled white head. In aroma, beautiful fragrant floral and citrusy hops, tropical fruit, light butterscotch, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity biscuit malt with orange pulp, citrusy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, very nice. Cask Days 2014.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9986) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
16 oz can poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, dank bud, earthiness and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, grapefruit and light dank bud with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1295) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
16 oz can. Very hazy golden orange with a two-finger bright off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, lemon, pine, biscuit and spice. Big citrus and tropical fruit hop bitterness,with just a touch of bready malt to check it. Medium body and carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3209) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at Beersaurus, Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Dry and hoppy with aromas of pine and citrus fruits. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2329) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Can. Light hazy golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, mango, lemon peel, grapefruit, bread and spruce. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of mango, pine and light bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good. Drinkable and hoppy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Shared by my friend Bruce. Pours clear blonde with an attractive off-white head and a tropical fruit aroma. There is a clean pale malt flavor with a bitter stutter that finishes nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1130) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Can shared by Bruce. Pours golden with white head. Big hop aroma. Has a nice dry taste with a bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4063) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Justin. Nice hoppy aroma. Clear orange body. Slight sweetness mixed in. Nice.


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