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RATINGS: 571   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (670) - 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.


3.8
   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 (74) - 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 (831) - 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 (2979) - 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 (3242) - 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 (878) - 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 (1703) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Utlenione, ale jakość świeżego wciąż wyraźnie wyczuwalna. Sporo tropikalnych owoców, goryczka solidna, owocowa, bardzo dobrej jakości.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TEJA (2779) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2016
Can from systembolaget Sweden. Big and lasting white head over a cloudy solid yellow color beer. Superfresh and intense hop aroma that is spread in the room as soon as I open the can. Fresh hop taste with a balanced bitterness. A right on target Ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EerieDrinks (84) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
On tap at Malmö Brygghus. 2 and ˝ finger white frothy, creamy head. Quite clear, golden coloured beer. Except for the head, it looks like a boring lager which brings it down a point. Aroma is tropical fruits and that floral scent. Taste follows aroma and adds orange and grapefruit. Quite strong dishcloth bitterness but in a nice way. Honey and marmalade sweetness follows. Really nice IPA, would have this anywhere, anytime.


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