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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
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818 Ratings
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 56
Gots: 143 | 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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Ratings: 818 | Reviews: 134
Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awwww yeah, Joseph brought the west coast hops in a huge way. Cheers bud! 500mL can.

Pours a lighter gold with a touch of orange and a very slight haze. Almost a finger of white head. Nice citrusy floral west coast goodness in the nose with some light toasted pale malts. Taste follows, pretty nice standard west coast ipa. Wouldn't have trouble drinking this on a regular basis.

Photo of Skaparty10
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, lighter IPA. Not overly hoppy and very drinkable

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

Photo of tbryan5
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden yellow in color with an off-white finger width head. Sub-par retention, dying to a broken layer of surface suds. Rare be small spots of lace around the glass.

Smell - Light aroma. Citrus notes that suggest a grapefruit character. Not much else.

Taste - Follows the nose. Grapefruit rind bitterness. A light orange sweetness. Hints of cracker or bread maltiness. Finish is more bitter than sweet, with a light citrus skin bitterness being the foremost character.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair carbonation. Smooth and drinkable, then a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Good, but a bit simple and one-dimensional. The can says they've been brewing it for 20 years, and it shows. Props for being one of the old school IPA's, but unfortunately it has been surpassed a lot of the newer brews in the category.

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

First sip at game night at JTs in Manhattan Beach. Tracy bought at Whole Foods.

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JISurfer
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bobby86
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was really nice. Really nice tropical notes on the nose and very well balanced.

Photo of johnball216
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buzz3d
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of atone315
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryno3031
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chritter
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraJosh
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
91 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.