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Pizza Port Swami’s India Pale Ale

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97
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (223) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Can to cervoise. Pours clear gold, white foam head. Aroma of trop fruit, mango, citrus, light pine. Taste of same with light malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium oily with good carb. Finish is decently bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3014) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Can shared with beerfriends on 22.08.’15 @ 6e Gents Bierfestival. Hazy golden color, with small white head. Aroma: mango, exotic fruits and hops. Medium body. Taste: citrus, hops, some grape- and exotic fruits,mango, lovely bitterness. Super beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy pale yellow colour with a firm white head. Aroma of juicy citrusy fruitiness, fresh floral hops and some herbal notes. Flavour of heavy juicy citrusy fruitiness, strong bitterness, herbs, mild graininess and orange pith. Full bodied. Mouthdrying finish. Wow, so good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port, Ocean Beach. Aroma is sweetish with tropical fruits and . Flavour has pineapple juice, grapefruit, aome minerals and some herbal bitterness. Somewhat refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5115) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Taste is smooth, fresh hoppy and citrusy with some juicy tropical fruits, grass and citrus. Finish is hoppy, crisp, juicy and fruity. Tasty and fresh IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Continues (97) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
From can. Pours gold, hazy with medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine, wood. Taste mango, lemon, grass. Medium body, smooth, medium to high bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit. Bitter flavour, hops, grapefruit. Light body. Bitter, fruity finish.
(from taster glass @ Gents Bier Festival 2015)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2672) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Hazed golden/amber pour. Big white head that quickly falls to a medium-sized one. Plenty of lacing. Huge aroma of danky pineapple and citrus. Malt notes abound. Big danky hop notes mixed with malt. Sweet with a small amount of bitterness. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (455) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Tasted from can. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Very well balanced with moderate clean bitterness throughout with nice malt backbone. Flavors of grapefruit, mango, lemon, caramel, toffee, and biscuits. Excellent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1411) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2015
translucent gold with a thick foamy persistent white head. sticky medium body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: rich bready lightly kilned malt, floral candied-citrus hops.

taste: citrusy resinous floral hops, bready munich-type malt sweetness, a touch of honey-like character.

very classic, with a nice bready malt sweetness to back up the vibrant citrus blossom character of the cascade/centennial hops that inspired american ipas in the first place.


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