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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2615) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can from a trade. Pours light copper, thick foamy off white head. Nose of pine. Taste is massively bitter, pine, earth, mud, then malt. This is just an old skool IPA like Run DMC.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1549) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - AUG 27, 2016
Feels standard, but very good. Decent malty backgorund, some caramel, nice hop kick, citrusy grapefruit kick, orange, grassy, some pine. Light sweetness with moderate strong bitterness al lthe way. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (346) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - AUG 26, 2016
Notas presentes sin llegar a ser intensas. Naranja, toronja y mango. También se perciben notas a pino. De color dorado, completamente clara, carbonatacion media alta. Corona de espuma abundante de media retencion. En boca amarga, seca y frutal. Al paladar es frutal, algo citrica, muybien equilibrada, fresca y fácil de tomar. Buena cerveza, ideal para un momento de intenso calor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2246) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
2 month old can. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of pine. plenty hops, resin, slight caramel malts, sweet orange and pretty old school overall. The taste has lots of bitter resin, crisp plenty hops, sweeter malts, pine, orange and a sticky body which points towards an older dipa. Still okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (629) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2016
Can. Hazy yellow pour with offwhite head. Aroma has citrus and grass. A bit metallic. Taste is fresh and pungent with good bitter notes. Medium carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
Can, bought @Beershoppen, Kolding. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, staying creamy white head. Aroma has exotic and citrussy hops, peach, apricot, bergamot, lemon. Crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, a bit of a wheat character to it. Bitter, citrus, grapefruit. Nice and very fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15488) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
Can @ Kvickly Middelfart. Canned 16/6. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Citrussy crisp and grassy. Good prompt bitterness. Very old school. Massive cascade profile. Fine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (977) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Aroma of citrus, pine. Clear amber with lasting white head. Taste is moderate+ bitter and dry to light sweet. Medium body, oily and dry feel, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (581) - FINLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Can @ White Terror or Northern Alliance against the Bolsheviks, Sønderborg. The color is clear pale with white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy and fruity. Taste is medium bitter. Smooth to drink. Definitely a nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Can, 6.8%. Good caramelly aroma. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is quite bitter. Has a good grapefruity bitterness. Slight caramelly sweetness. Well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2700) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Clear golden, airy white froth. Fruity, piney aroma. Flavour is very piney, almost woody, with caramely sweetness and tropical fruit. Creamy and juicy. Nice


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