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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (674) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2016
16 oz can. First thing I noticed was the strong citrus aroma. It poured clear gold with a big frothy head. Aroma of citrus - grapefruit and bitter orange - with some pine needles mixed in. Moderately bitter. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Shared 16 oz. can. Pale gold with a large fluffy white head that has good retention. Aroma of citrus and light pine. Taste is citrus, a touch of caramel. Moderately bitter finish. Light and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (2276) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2016
Golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma - Malt body to support a hop flavour that if fruity with citrus and grapefruit - The hop goes into the finish that is long and dry with grapefruit- This was nice

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oaklandbeerguy (6) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
Super fruity IPA! Clean,hop bombs, lemon,mango, deliciuos. Bright malt backbone, overall a great west/east coast hybrid IPA

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (332) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Can from Willibees, Petaluma. Aromas of lemon rind, grapefruit, pine. Taste is very citrusy, strong grapefruit, lemon, pine bitter finish. Tasty and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (401) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Aroma: somewhat fruity and hoppy; Appearance: golden straw, clear, with thin white head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: fresh, smooth IPA without overwhelming bitterness; very drinkable; Palate: medium body with long, bitter finish; Overall: pleasant IPA but nothing too special given the explosion of IPAs over the past few years.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 Spritzig hopfiger, nass grasig herber Antrunk. Die Hefigkeit steigt, bleibt insgesamt aber trocken. Kurzer Nachhall. 10/9/10/10//10

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (521) - SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
Halvljus och grumlig. Bra drag i beskan och humlen står i topp. Tyvärr lite gammal så humlet är aningen trött vilket påverkar helheten, annars en bra ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RNDave (14) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUN 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 Decent golden color, fruity notes, typical California IPA. Easy drinking and generally tasty IPA. I’d buy it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (2222) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2016
Overall: Sweet, honey, bread, pine, grapefruit.
Note: Can 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2016-06-18.


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