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Pizza Port Swami’s India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersundhazy AP: hazy golden, frothy white (transparent) head AR/F: buttery, dried tropical fruityinees, pine, fizzy, medium + bitterness, lime leafes

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (852) - - MAR 2, 2015
Classic pineapple, citrus aroma. Fruity tropical hops, peach, bready malt, salty touch, bitter finish. Interesting one with a kind of salty fruit character, a bit too bitter though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2737) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
From a can. Pours clear bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like grapefruit, dry lemon, dry spice, floral, and fruity. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, floral, fruity, orange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3961) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Pours clear yellow/gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is pale and lightly toasted malts, floral hops, faint tropical fruit notes, and faint spice. Flavor is heavy hop bitterness, crisp malt profile, grapefruit, and faint orange peel. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
February 27. 2015. Can at Svenska hamburgerköket. Canned august 18, 2014.
Light hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is hoppy with sweet mango, pineapple, pine, grass and resin. Taste is ligt to medium sweet tropical fruits with a smooth medium bitterness. Finish is dry grassy and piney bitterness with sweet fruits in the back. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Being six months old the hoppy notes have held up very well, would love to try this fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (320) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2015
16oz can into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours hazy pale yellow-orange in color. Small white head. The nose is heavy on hops - citrus up front, lemon, grapefruit. There is also an earthiness and a hit of pine. Really enjoyable. Taste is slightly sweet upfront with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium body with average carbonation. A little bit of frothiness to the texture. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Incredibly subdued for the style, almost to a fault, with super soft citrus flavors on the palate that are intertwined with crisp, prickly hops and finish on a smooth, creamy note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1528) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Canned 1/27/15 Pours crystal yellow with a solid sheet of light cream. Smells dank with some grain and corn. Flavor follows suit: lots of dank, lots of hop, a little grapefruit, some skunk, a touch of corn and biscuit. Medium bodied with high carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MSBrindbergs (475) - Solna, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Burk på Flying Scotsman. Dimmig mörkgul vätska med mastigt vitt skum. Härliga toner av övermogen frukt och kåda. En bra karamellfilt på det. Fenomenal balans mellan kådiga sötman och en mjuk fin beska. Så här ska en IPA bryggas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (651) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
(500ml can @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 18 2015) Pours hazy pale orange with a frothy white head, lots of lace, and small floaters. Aroma of orange and kumquat? peel, some passion fruit, hop resins with a little pine touch, clean sweetish pale malts with light caramel. Palate is fairly resinous, orange/grapefruit peel, leafy hop resin with a bit of pine, tropical fruit, some light sugary malt for support. Clean and fresh hop bitterness with citrus pith and resin towards the finish. Finishes dry with orange peel bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with brisk carb. Tastes surprisingly fresh for an older bottle. Textbook West Coast IPA, no complications, refreshing, drinks really well.


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