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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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"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.

wetherel's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at PP Solana beach, listed as their own IPA, but w/o the "harvest" descriptor. Orange amber color. Tight frothy head. Med-high early boil bitterness. Muted hop aroma, except through the back of the nose. Sometimes I lose smell sensation in a pizza place. Is it smell overload, or lower carbonation. Still very good, and reasonably easy to drink.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2007 Total Score: 3.6
It’s like a rest after a hard swim. I just finished Pliny the Younger and Expo Hoppiness, and this is so much milder. Poured a deliciously mellow, couldy, burnt orange from a cask. Quickly dying head. A little watery, but otherwise good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1592) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
Can, thanks PriorL and Mathieu87! Hazy yellow blond colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity aroma with hints of mango and pineapple. Bitter finish of fruity hops. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Can courtesy of gt. Shared with dad. Pours a hazed gold with a huge white head. Soft musky hops on the nose, tropical fruit, dusty pineapple. A bit of cool piney alcohol behind it all. Medium bodied, warm and malty, spicy hops, citrus. Long slow grapefruit on the finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (869) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
16oz can pours a golden color with a bit of head. Large hop flavor, citrus. Bitterness lingers. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma of grapefruit, mango and tropical fruits, very cascade forward. Mouthfeel is really creamy like a good hefeweizen, very very good and impressive. Taste is quite hoppy, nice dry, and basically what you seek of an IPA, it doesn’t blow your mind, but there’s no real flaws, just a good balanced, dry, hoppy ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (447) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
50cl can. Bright yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma has hay, plenty of hops, citrus, resin, exotic (american) fruits. Taste is only moderately bitter with notes of caramel, pine, a dry hop finish and some oily alcoholin the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Can. Pours clear yellow with nice big off-white head. Aroma is piney harpics, grassy hops, pellets, mango, orange along exotic fruits. Some bready mellow malts and peach. Taste is medium sweet, mellow exotic fruits, citrusy, pine. Body is light to medium creamy and dry hoppy grapy finish. Well hidden abv. As I want my IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a large frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, kiwi, apricot, peach and resin. Taste is citrus, kiwi, apricot, peach and resin. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (163) - USA - DEC 14, 2014
A pale gold pours out of the can, and in tipping it to empty, a date of 10/22/14 reveals itself on the bottom. Fresh!! The soft, white head is slippery wet, not sticky at all, and goes from a thick layer on top to a small thin blanket that remains consistent to the end of the glass. The aroma is pine resin, some grapefruit and is slightly dank; the majority of which follows into the flavor profile. Bitter and dry, this lightweight brew stops short of being uncomfortably biting; instead, it finishes with a nice sticky palate, balanced and forgiving. The afterward is fairly short and the carbonation just right for this style, but the dry hops are going to be there long enough to kill the idea of having another review tonight. Not a palate wrecker, but definitely and obviously there for a while. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (403) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow, light white head. Aroma is pine, resiny hop, bread, grass, cat pee, apricot. Flavor is light sweet, crisp light grass hop, pine, dank fruits. Med sweet, light lasting fruit and bitter hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1093) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Bote de 50 cl en el momento el 12-12-2014 en cimmeria. Enlatado en 18-08-2014. color rubio pajizo transparente con espuma blanca persistente. Aromas y sabores maltosos y cereales, algo afrutados, con gran cantidad de lúpulos añejos y algo apagados pero que le dan una buena dosis de amargor, que persiste en boca por un buen rato. bastante buena, todo un descubrimiento que se bebe fácilmente y refrescante, un agradable recuerdo a los secaderos de lupulo...

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