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Swami's IPA - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Swami's IPASwami's IPA

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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
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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 .

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I think you can guess this went down really nicely.
Swamis IPA on cask. Life is good.

Pours a deep golden amber. Good head with retention and awesome lacing. Scents were definately hoppy. Some citrus and rind. A nice malt finish on the nose. Dry carbonation scent as well.

Flavors aplenty. I think the cask helps out the malt on this one. The hops are definately dominant but it has a decent malt flavor in the background. Strong grapefruit give it a nice bitter bite. A very nice malt finish.

A medium bodied IPA. A little heavier in mouthfeel than other IPA's. As the flavors build there is a dry smooth finish.

I love this IPA. It was a treat to have it on cask. I have had it from the tap and that is also phenomenal.

I had two while I was there and if I did not have to leave I would be well beyond two by now.

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A : Lots of head. A great Beautiful, golden yellow. Lots of head when poured from the can. Very thick three finger, egg shell colored head. Very long retention with small bubbles. Crystal clear with loads of carbonation. Perfect.

S - Very hoppy, floral, citrus, and pine. As good as it gets!

T - Perfectly sweet but crisp, dry, and very hoppy.

M - Light and great carbonation. Super fresh

O - Great deal for a six pack of 16oz cans. A classic west coast IPA.

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
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