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RATINGS: 577   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Translucent, magnifying orangey copper with a thick, café frothed and orange tinted head. Aroma rings with honeydew and lemon grass, freshly cut after a mid-summer rain. It’s timed perfectly for the season. Sweet orange crème toffee crests on the aromatic ridge. Bitter peaches trollop with maple covered grapefruit. Peaches, amaretto and balsa wood interweave. Honeyed marigolds and tinctured carbonation ride a horizontal line across the tongue. A gentle, grassy ridge cuts sweet bitterness to the edge. Thanks for the 750-ml. bottle, tpkenned!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3447) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017
At home. Shared from can. Clear golden with white head. Sweet malts, young dough, citrus, exotic fruit, pineapple, dank oniony hops, honey. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, oaty smooth, bittersweet fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4766) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017
Can shared thanks to sjogro. Slight hazy golden with white head. Lots of pineapple, sweet malts, orange, marijuana, lemon drops, bitter dusty herbs, citrus peel. Under medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (2138) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
Can. Pleasant citrus aroma with some pine. Bitter resin and pine taste, long bitter finish. Citrus notes in there too. Good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1731) - 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 (1442) - 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 (690) - - 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 (3451) - 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 (866) - 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 (3006) - 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


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