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RATINGS: 620   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 (678) - 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.


3.9
hub66 (526) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2017
Couleur dorée; mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés et fruités; bière légèrement douce avec finale bien amère

3.5
douglas88 (9628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 On tap at Belmont. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A light toasty nose. The flavor is light sweet toast, citrus, husky. OK.

4.1
Lore (2898) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 3, 2017
opalescent golden colour, large, dense off-white head; aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, herbal and grape seed notes, as well as slight apricot; taste is the same with some honey notes and spicy-peppery aftertaste; great IPA! not too sophisticated but very refreshing

3.3
skortila (5985) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2017
Canned. 25cl sample. The aroma is citric, bit grainy. Slightly hazy, golden coloured beer with a medium sized white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has citrus mainly. Missing some hopiness or the can was too old.

3.8
orbit (224) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Beauriful IPA! Very tasty and lots of tastes that come up, usual IPA herbs and spices, but also a nice caramel/ vanilla aftertaste. It is sweet meets bitter with this one, not as smooth as most US IPAs, but defintely with depth.

3.3
HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Can. A- Tropical fruits, slightly dank, mild pine. A- Gold color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Medium bitterness, tropical fruit, pine. P- Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Six months old and still good. I imagine if I had access to fresh beers like this, IPA's might grow on me. Well balanced.

3.8
TET (3208) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2017
A light orange beer, a head is big and blond. Aroma has smooth mangos and papaiyas, some grapefruits and caramel. Taste has caramel malts, pine, less tropical fruitness than in the aroma, bitterness is long and at least medium, quite dry. Medium bodied, smooth. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.6
nihtila (3912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Keg at Pizza port Carlsbad. Clear golden. Nose is grass, citrus. Tastes crispy, dry bitterish citrus and grass.

3.4
Vighals (4460) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 Tåkete gulbrunmed høyt hvitt skum. Lukter lett av sitrus og noe sydhavsfrukt. Lett. Middels minus i bitterhet. Sitrus og noe barnål, noe sydhavsfrukt. Kort. Lettdrikkelig.

3.9
IslandHaole (1299) - Misawa, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2017
Medium golden color, slightly hazy with a big foamy head. Smells like I'm peeling a grapefruit in a Christmas tree farm with a touch of Allspice on the side. Intense hops explode in your mouth, it takes a few sips to adequately adjust to the bitterness before you taste the light apricot and bubblegum sweetness of the malt that soon gives way to a solid bitter follow and aftertaste. Nice body and good mouthfeel. Really good stuff, a great Left Coast IPA just the way I like them!


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