Swami's IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach

Swami's IPASwami's IPA
BA SCORE
4.1/5
1,217 Ratings
Swami's IPASwami's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States
pizzaport.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Zombie Swami's IPA

Added by xlperro on 08-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,070
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,217
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
268
Trade:
4
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Driftpunx
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakley
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, small plastic hotel cup, canned 9/12/17.

Light yellow, yellow with no orange highlights, with a lovely rocky head. The retention and lacing are excellent.

A cornucopia of hoppiness greets the nose; grapefruit, orange, lemon oil, fresh grass, weed, and sweet onion.

Juicy classic American C hops everywhere! Dank pine and grapefruit predominate. After the initial juiciness, there's sharp sour bitterness and it finishes clean, just a little bitter and two row.

Full creamy body with great tight little bubbles. In short, it's the standard in California IPA mouthfeel. Dry, nice body, active carbonation that keeps the flavors popping.

I've already said it all, this is a classic that is already a classic.

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Photo of mklmcgrew
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass

L: Pours a fairly clear light gold with a hint of haze, with a 1-finger head head with decent retention and average decent lacing.

S: Strong citrus hops in the nose, with predominately orange and grapefruit notes.

T/F: Like the nose, strong citrus hops upfront. Very smooth and balanced finish, with some malt backbone to take the edge off the bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

O: Everything adds up to a very tasty IPA, smooth and balanced. I will definitely get this again.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khilt360
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy gold with good head and lacing. Smells of hops, citrus, floral. Tastes like the nose, full hops, crisp citrus, nice sweet floral tones, and light dryness on the backside. This is a fantastic IPA, very smooth and refreshing and oh so good in the hot AZ sun, a great one for sure.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattknueven
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a nice white head. Smells of hops, alcohol, malt, and some light citrus. Taste is of slightly bitter hops, alcohol, orange zest, and sweetish malt. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a pretty good IPA.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy light copper to golden straw yellow. Huge bright white fluffy head. Nose is earthy. Grasses, malt and floral. Taste follows nose but you do pick up a bit of light citrus on top of the earthy flavors. Sizable malt presence but it works perfectly as a backdrop with the earthy, grassy, floral hoppyness. Very dry to finish. A great IPA

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3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Belmont Station the other day. This is actually an IPA I've been wanting to same for some time.

The beer pours a light, coppery amber color with good head retention and considerable lacing. On the nose, this is all West Coast IPA, as I pick up consider dry citrus, light onion, a hint of graham cracker and a hint of tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this well balanced, easy to appreciate IPA. The finish is quite dry with good bitterness, and alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile. This is a very easy to enjoy and appreciate IPA from Port Brewing.

Very nice IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,217 ratings
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