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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

513 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 27
Gots: 65 | FT: 5
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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Pint glass

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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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
91 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.