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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (357) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Perfect example of san diego style ipa. Very clean and dry with citric hop flavors taking center stage. Very good stuff.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
16 oz can poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, dank bud, earthiness and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, grapefruit and light dank bud with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1294) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
16 oz can. Very hazy golden orange with a two-finger bright off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, lemon, pine, biscuit and spice. Big citrus and tropical fruit hop bitterness,with just a touch of bready malt to check it. Medium body and carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3203) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at Beersaurus, Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Dry and hoppy with aromas of pine and citrus fruits. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Can. Light hazy golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, mango, lemon peel, grapefruit, bread and spruce. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of mango, pine and light bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good. Drinkable and hoppy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Shared by my friend Bruce. Pours clear blonde with an attractive off-white head and a tropical fruit aroma. There is a clean pale malt flavor with a bitter stutter that finishes nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Can shared by Bruce. Pours golden with white head. Big hop aroma. Has a nice dry taste with a bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4053) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Justin. Nice hoppy aroma. Clear orange body. Slight sweetness mixed in. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1020) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can thanks to Matt. Moderately sweet caramel / maple base, but with solid balanced dose of grapefruit citrus and resinous oils, with moderately bitter finish. Medium body, creamy, good carbonation. Quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Encinitas101 (12) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Can from liquor store on 101. Awesome grassy aroma, great body carbonation tec. Wonderful flavor....don’t hate the can

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Fresh can. Pours fairly clear gold with tall white head. Aroma is grassy and pineapple. Taste is same with the more grass/hay/earth/spruce notes hitting harder than citrus. Smooth, clean finish. I love a good, tight IPA like this!


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