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RATINGS: 394   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.


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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11960) - 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 (8057) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1313) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can. Pours a slightly hazy golden with off white head. Aroma of some citrus and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (77) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 13, 2015
Gran sabor, nos gusto hasta el diseño de la lata, espuma abundante y persistente, buen cuerpo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (693) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - APR 12, 2015
Pours amber in color with a big tan head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, and piney hops. Very hoppy flavor of caramel malts, light citrus, and some grapefruit notes with a long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
momordgz (234) - - APR 8, 2015
Fresh IPA with medium oily body. Taste mango/peach/grapefruit. Medium bitter end with clean aftertaste. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6524) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
16 oz CaN! .. . First beer of the Wednesday Noodle Hut share .. Vibrant gold orange .. Calm mouth feel .. Resin, mild citrus and girl butt .. . Could use more pepper, if you catch my drift .. . and catch it you will...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (715)
- SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Can @ Bishops Arms Folkungagatan.
App:Slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice creamy frothy white head.
Aroma: Sweet tropic fruity with pineapple and grapefruit and cookies.
Taste: Sweet fruity, pretty low bitterness, tropic citrus, pineapple, litchi and cream.
Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation, soft texture.
Overall: Really good considering it should be completely dead by age. Low bitterness for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (232) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
Nice aroma of grapefruit, orange and caramel. Hazy orange color. Flavors is amazingly hoppy, juicy and well balanced. A really nice IPA! - from Vinmonopolet, Valentinlyst in Trondheim.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 29, 2015
Pale amber colored, nice white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste low sweet malt, medium bitter fruits, tropical fruit and floral hops with some grapefruit. Medium bodied, dry lasting bitter aftertaste.


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