RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
"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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1871) - Cupertino, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (814) - POLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Aroma: mango, candy, passionfruit, citrus Taste: medium bitter, mango, candy, citrus, light cereal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1635) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (1873) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Utlenione, ale jakość świeżego wciąż wyraźnie wyczuwalna. Sporo tropikalnych owoców, goryczka solidna, owocowa, bardzo dobrej jakości.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TEJA (2626) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EerieDrinks (60) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
On tap at Malmö Brygghus. 2 and ½ 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AssKicker (307) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 15, 2016
Bue à la pression. Couleur relativement blonde, super mousse, très fruitée en bouche. Super douce en bouche, limite velourée, très ronde, carbo légère, pas mal caramélisée. Super agréable tout ça.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeadGuide9 (1) - - DEC 4, 2016 does not count
I absolutely love this beer. I genuinely can’t find an IPA i enjoy more. While having the the visual characteristics of a Lager the hopiness paired with the crispness makes for an extremely enjoyable drinking experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2131) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Can at home, 26th November 16. Pours a straw colour, little white head. Aroma of aromatic hops, pine, citrus. Taste is aromatic, bitter, pine, well balanced, centennial comes through, lovely. Great typical high end American IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (332) - - NOV 19, 2016
Clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Light tropical and smooth citrus notes from the aroma and taste. Mild, dry pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (533) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Smells of cat piss and vegetables. Little bread notes and clear as a bell. Love the brewery in OB and glad they can now.

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