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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

532 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 27
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-22-2002)
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Photo of hoppyhour
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lets keep this one simple.

This is a kick ass classic west coast IPA.

Super piney with some fruit on the nose. Pours clear, clean and very consistent.
Goes great with chiles and other spicy foods.

Always ultra fresh with convenient canned on date on the bottom. Usually when I get these they are only a week or two old. Cant beat that!

Swamis, I love you... at $13 for 6 pints my wallet also loves you.

One of my favorite daily drivers, get some.

4.5+

hoppyhour, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

The quintessential West Coast IPA.

Aaron_Ramson, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of TastefulNudity
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in a six-pack of tallboys. I should mention I purchased this beer 5 days (!!!) after the canning date. Not obscenely expensive when you factor in the amount of beer you get for your money.

A: I'll admit, it's not the best looking beer ever. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fair amount of white head that sticks around for a bit.

S: This beer shines here. Caramel sweetness, citrus, tropical fruit, melon. This is an awesome beer to smell, even straight out of the can (I've had it both ways)

T: Starts with that spicy, tropical bitterness that fades in to a smooth mellow malt sweetness. Solid west coast IPA with a nice malt bill to back it up.

M: Long, bitter finish. Good carbonation for the style, cleans up the sweet and finishes dry.

O: I feel like this beer is underrated. I found the last six pack in the store, and to be honest I never cared for Pizza Port/Port Brewing/Lost Abbey. At this price I can afford to drink this one, it's tasty, and it may just be my new go-to six pack. Cheers.

TastefulNudity, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of maxcoinage
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

2 week old pint sized can to DFH IPA glass (9/5/14). Lots of fluffy white head and golden colored beer, tons of lacing as beer settled

Aroma is popping with citrus and a little bit of pine

Taste starts of with a good amount of sweetness. Mango pineapple grapefruit orange are noticeable Good amount of hop bitterness hits you on the finish for a good balance

Mouthfeel is perfect for a crushable IPA like this. Good amount of carbonation, medium body, goes down smooth and slight dry finish.

Overall a great example of a west coast IPA and at this price ($13 for 6 pack of 16 oz) I wish I lived in San Diego, this would no doubt be a mainstay in my fridge. Just got back from a vaca in San Diego and already want to go I back.

maxcoinage, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Drewb1
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

Drewb1, Today at 02:32 AM
Photo of hophead86
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Had this for the first time a few years ago and instantly fell in love with it . living in Los Angeles its very easy to find and cheap at that for a 16 oz 6 pack. Great IPA .

hophead86, Yesterday at 06:40 AM
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4/5  rDev -2%

4nimal, Monday at 06:10 PM
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4.04/5  rDev -1%

KGalindo, Monday at 02:32 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

studad, Sunday at 09:15 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

aubzachsyd, Saturday at 02:05 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

meangreenc, Sep 25, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

belgbeerdrinker, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Nichols33, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

JoeyStats707, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of jdaddy
4/5  rDev -2%

Picked up a six pack at PP Carlsbad, with 5 day old canning date. Honestly I felt the Pontos Session IPA (another PP 16oz tallboy offering) was better however Swamis is a great beer. If I lived here I would have this in regular rotation. Price point is very nice.

jdaddy, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of ToddBeans
4/5  rDev -2%

ToddBeans, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ShadyRigglesbee, Sep 23, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

hiphopped123, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Unchi, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

BigJohnShow, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Bcarson7287, Sep 21, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Highbury09, Sep 20, 2014
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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
91 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.