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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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3.6
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3123) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
Fredag kveld, og Nytt på nytt er fullstendig uten gode poenger. Jeg åpner en boks (fra helsekosten på Kvaddå) og humøret stiger umiddelgart. Lett uklar gylden med flott skum som varer . Herlig aroma og smak i beste amerikanske ipa-stil - grapefrukt, appelsin og tropiske frukter. Flott munnfylde og elegant ettersmak. TV’en er slått av og begeistringen er slått på, thank you Pizza Port!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5983) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
Tap at irreale. Moderate mango hop aroma. Hazy golden, low offwhite cream. Medium light, mellow chewy body. Light grainy malt with a nice grassy and fruity hop profile on top. Well balanced and drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Hazed golden color with nice sudsy lacy white head. Sweet floral aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2806) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Can from Rehills, Newcastle. Very pale hazy straw coloured with sweet tropical fruit and citrus flavours followed by a smooth pine and orange blossom bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Can at home. Pour is hazy golden with a big white head and sticky lacing. Grassy, slightly dank, lemons, some biscuit, oranges, and grapefruit peel in the aroma. Taste is grassy, lemons, papaya, some biscuit, weed, orange peel and weed with a juicy bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty nice IPA. Would bang frequently if available here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (880) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Can. Hazy golden with a white top. Resin and pine on the nose. Pine, resin and a very nice caramelly maltyness. Medium body and co2 levels. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
How: Can Appearance: clear golden, medium to large white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, floral, some pine and spice in the background. Palate: medium body, average carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4671) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersundhazy AP: hazy golden, frothy white (transparent) head AR/F: buttery, dried tropical fruityinees, pine, fizzy, medium + bitterness, lime leafes

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 2, 2015
Classic pineapple, citrus aroma. Fruity tropical hops, peach, bready malt, salty touch, bitter finish. Interesting one with a kind of salty fruit character, a bit too bitter though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2842) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
From a can. Pours clear bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like grapefruit, dry lemon, dry spice, floral, and fruity. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, floral, fruity, orange.


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