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RATINGS: 442   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.


StewardofGondor's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Translucent, magnifying orangey copper with a thick, café frothed and orange tinted head. Aroma rings with honeydew and lemon grass, freshly cut after a mid-summer rain. It’s timed perfectly for the season. Sweet orange crème toffee crests on the aromatic ridge. Bitter peaches trollop with maple covered grapefruit. Peaches, amaretto and balsa wood interweave. Honeyed marigolds and tinctured carbonation ride a horizontal line across the tongue. A gentle, grassy ridge cuts sweet bitterness to the edge. Thanks for the 750-ml. bottle, tpkenned!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3031) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
100th IPA rating. Can shared thanks to Richthevillan, cheers Rich. Hazy golden beer with small head. Aroma of mango, tropical fruits and hops. Taste is juicy hops, some grapefruit, citrus and mango. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Can thanks to richthevillan. Hazy gold slight head. Aroma is grapefruit tropics pine taste same nice bitter finish. Ok body. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (788) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Can - hazy light gold with a wall of lacing. Fresh grapefruit hop flavor along with some mango and orange. Light to medium body and dry. Good west coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHult (444) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Burk delad med @thaalcoholic, tack! Dimmig guldgul vätska med vitt skum. Doftar övermogen söt frukt. Välbalanserad med stor beska. God

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Can, 6.8%. Hazy dark yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine, medium sweet, little harsh and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherone (10) - Los Angeles, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2015
What a great beer! Dude, its in a can!! All that cry about cans, here is a great beer in a can. Huge hop forward, might be too big for some folks!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krystopor (1) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
pours with small white head quick to vanish, aroma of fresh hops- grapefruit, mango, pineapple and little grassy, bitterness is well balanced by very delicate sweetness, it is very drinkable ipa, cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap. Hazy yellow golden pour with a nice white head. Pine, grapefruit and citrus. Medium body. Well balanced with a nice bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Can, thanks SirLimpsalot. Yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, fruit, light malt and some hay. Medium bitter and with a medium mouthfeel. A descent one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2729) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Can at Schouskjelleren, october 31st 2014. Semiclear yellow body with a medium white head. Grassy aroma with pine and pale malt. Taste of sweet caramel and grass, high bitterness, with an unbalanced hoppy aftertaste. My first Pizza Port, and far from what I expected as it really is a boring ipa with an uninspired grassy hop flavour. Frankly I’m dissappointed, but I guess the beer may have been ruined in the transportation to Norway.


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