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Pizza Port Swami’s India Pale Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2302) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
Can from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Yellow hazy, creamy white head. Smell of pine, grapefruit, zest and fruity malts. Medium sweet, quite fruity, alot of pine and zest, feels quite juicy. Heavy bitter finish, a resin bomb! Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (496) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
fruits, malt, pine and hops in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium + sweet and medium + bitter. Medium to full body with a average to soft carbonation, slightly dry and bitter finish. Overall a really enjoyable IPA, pleasant hop bitterness with a nicely balancing sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (492) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2015
16 oz Can. Tasted on 5/19/15. Can from Holiday Wine Cellar. Drank from Spiegal IPA glass. Nice & dank with a very bitter flavor with a west coast style IPA.. Nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (928) - ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2015
Can sample at West Coast tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Clear yellow golden color. Strong aroma of hops with pine, citrus and green fruits in the nose. Sweetish, light fruitiness, a bit green, piney, strong herbal bitterness, long lingering hops aftertaste. Light-bodied, dry, proper carbonation. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (602) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light golden-yellow with small white head. Aroma of onion, herbs, a bit earthy with citrus notes. Very hoppy flavor, quite bitter, notes of onion, citrus peels and leaves, piney and "green", lingering bitterness in the finish. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (741) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
Nice bold IPA. Keeps the as add aroma for quite long. Good bitterness. Nice and refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
X (83) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Decent IPA. Loaded with fresh grapefruit, pineapple, and mandarin oranges. The palate was a bit thinner than I prefer, but altogether a solid offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (272) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours gold w/ a flimsy white head. Aroma: soft bread malt, variety of hops, some cheese and alcohol. Clean finish w/ lingering bitter. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12093) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Whats Brewing 2014. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, pine, peaches. Flavour is fruit, malt, pine, grapefruit, peaches. Nice easy drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
Draught at the Pizza Port Carlsbad. Clear golden colour with a small creamy white head. Citrusy and candy hops, sweetness, mild bitterness and some malt in the aroma. Sweet. The flavour is grapefruity and resiny hops, moderate bitterness and sweetness. Balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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