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Swami's IPA - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Swami's IPASwami's IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

730 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 51
Gots: 116 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-22-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Bwagner1122
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RLM15
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

i really love this beer. So affordable and just a great example of a classic San Diego style IPA.

Photo of hopsputin
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: super clear. its a straw yellow/pale amber color. 2 finger white, light-bodied head. the head looks almost like soap fizz

s: juicy pineapple up front, mango, strawberry, grapefruit, guava, and caramel

t: taste follow the nose very well. right away your hit with ripe mango, passionfruit, pineapple, some faint piney resin, and some bitter grapefruit. comprising the backbone of this beer is a nice deep caramel malt sweetness, a little bit sugary. flavor ends with some earthy bitterness to cut the sweet

m: its on the lighter side of medium, with a surprisingly low amount of carbonation (i don't think that is a negative thing)

o: others have said it, but this is a definite picture of a west coast IPA. it has a great tropical fruit flavor, and a lovely balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. exceptionally juicy as well. bitter, yet balanced. definitely pick this up.

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color capped by an inch of foam; a few swathes of lacing descend from the lip

Smell: Bright and fruity, with tropical tones (pink grapefruit, pineapple and mango) as well as cantaloupe and a touch of pine

Taste: Smell begets taste, with much of the same flavors arriving on the tongue; just a touch of biscuity malt underpins and the finish is moderately bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: As others have noticed, this is a quintessential West Coast IPA, San Diego Pale Ale or whatever you want to call it - I call it quite tasty

Thanks, fthegiants, for the opportunity

Photo of sheenisgod
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can poured into my beer can glass...seems slightly pointless doesn't it

A: crisp honey gold color nice fluffy head the beer laces the glass like mad

S: very earthy hops a little fruit beer

T: muddled hops not sure whether it wants to be fruity earthy or what

M: medium feel nothing to much nothing too little

O: This beer is average I don't know what they were trying to do here but the taste is not balanced and the hops are muddled. This is a pass for me

Photo of Herky21
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jae61
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TemplofBeer
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xungmound98
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tropical fruit sweetness with subtle pine bitterness. Very good.

Photo of BDeibs
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Corriecrafts
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corm44
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Minski405
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SamuelR
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hambone
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlecWalks
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
91 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.