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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: 574
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 29
Gots: 87 | 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%
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.


hoppyhour, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

The quintessential West Coast IPA.

Aaron_Ramson, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of TastefulNudity
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
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 +3.9%

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
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Appearance: a deep yellow color. two to three fingers of a white with good retention and a strong lacing. strong clarity.

Smell: strong piney to citrus character. pale to light crystal malt base. strong bitterness.

Taste: opens with a slightly sweet bready malt to crystal malts. quickly overtaken by lots of hoppy bitterness. strong earthy pine and just a little bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel: nice light to medium body. strong lingering bitterness. dry finish

Overall: the bitterness and low complexity came off a little off at first but this is a solid IPA. great crisp refreshing qualities.

SportsandJorts, Oct 13, 2014
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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
91 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.