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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2830) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can from a trade. Pours light copper, thick foamy off white head. Nose of pine. Taste is massively bitter, pine, earth, mud, then malt. This is just an old skool IPA like Run DMC.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1688) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Another excellent draft I had at Carlsbad last week. Pours a clear gold with a vibrant white head. Aroma is grassy, slightly herbal, nice funk, lemon too. Citrus, yeast, grassiness came through on the tongue prior to a slightly zesty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1420) - NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, grass, balancing with malt. Taae is balanced, hoppy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (687) - - FEB 24, 2017
An OK ipa, but not outstanding. Pours almost like a Lager. Does have a hoppy ipa taste, but not amazing. (K)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3438) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
From a 16oz can. Golden with a creamy white head that lasts a long time. Grapefruity/citrusy nose. Taste has strong grapefruity hops. Nice bitterness and a grapefruit aftertaste. A solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shreddermx (75) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Warka 10/19/2016. IPA Glass. Barwa złota, piwo opalizujace. Piana drona ze srednimi babelkami, od gory jak krem. Aromat chmielowy. Biale owoce takie jak melon, troche owocow tropikalnych i zywica. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie. Jest tez biszkopt i przyjemna cytrusowa goryczka. Piwo wytrawne. Bardzo dobre!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (836) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Barwa złota, piwo lekko mętne, piana intensywna, biała, po chwili redukuje się do obrączki. Aromat jest intensywny i bardzo świeży. Dominują nuty żywiczne, ale wyraźne także są cytrusy, a także zapach zbliżony do nafty. W tle słodkie nuty owocowe. W smaku lekkie i orzeźwiające. Początkowo pojawia się delikatna słodycz, szybko przykrywana jest przez goryczkowe nuty chmielu. Masa tutaj żywicy, nut zielonych, tytoniowych, ale także cytrusów. Goryczka jest średnio-wysoka, a przy tym bardzo odświeżająca. Na krótko zalega w przełyku, ale jest to przyjemne, grejpfrutowe doznanie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Aroma is hoppy and citrus flavor. Pours copper with a thin tan head. Flavor is thin, citrus, and some pine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (3250) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2017
Can from systembolaget. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Nice fruiy ipa, lots of grapefruit and balanced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (903) - POLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Aroma: mango, candy, passionfruit, citrus Taste: medium bitter, mango, candy, citrus, light cereal

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1706) - LATVIA - JAN 10, 2017
Golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Strong bitterness with medium sour citrus notes on the background, bit watery. Medium bitter aftertaste.


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