Swami's IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Swami's IPASwami's IPA
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4.1/5
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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:
#4,087
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,269
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
285
Trade:
4
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Photo of AWA
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antonyliu
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tall can poured into snifter glass.

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Look
Light honey, merigold orange; light/medium opacity

Smell
Aromatic floral, tropical, some esters

Taste
Bitter juniper, pine, grapefruit rinds; Citrusy

Feel
Raw, carbonated, dry; medium/light body

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Overall
Right in the middle, not light or heavy, but very hoppy and leans/finishes bitter and dry, like I just ate a piece grapefruit rind. Without residual esters/rinds, this would be epic level.

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Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timon
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer for the price, at least here in San Diego. Great fluffy head and lacing. Smell when poured is divine. After that, sadly the smell fades. Feel in the mouth is nice, especially the fluffy, soft head. The taste is about 50/50 or 40/60 sweet/bitter. The sweet is apricot and orange like to my tongue and the bitter is lemon/orange-rind. Exceptional beer.

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kirksisters
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregonator
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of summitsix
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into tulip glass
Canned on 5/27/18, 3 weeks old

L: light hazey golden, if it were filtered, it would look like an IPA
S: dank, hoppy goodness
T: very citrusy hops upfront, balanced nicely with malts
F: refreshing for a big ipa, easy to drink

I’d pick it up again, it’s a solid IPA

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Photo of stevoj
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at PKWY - Henderson. Mildly hazy pour with small thin head. Hoppy with fruity undertones. Taste too has some nice gentle hoppy flavors, citrus , nice weight and feel. Decent all around IPA.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes better than it looks. Doesn't look bad, but looks a bit light.

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Photo of jro1960
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain69
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this brewer is god at ipa's the next time I am in calif,. I would like to taste test them together. it is hard to say which is better . they are calling his an American ipa. from the taste it seems slightly sweeter then the other I tried . a great beer and looks good on the pour

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Photo of deereless
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Nice looking golden/amber color with a good amount of haze and a nice looking two-finger, clingy head. Inviting hints of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and nectarine on the nose. Front palate a little flat but ample hints of pineapple, grapefruit and lime, with a smooth back palate of grapefruit and warm honey. Lingering finish. Crisp finish. Good IPA.

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

There is no doubt this is a great IPA. Perfect pour, good head and nice lacing, excellent aroma with hints of citrus and fruit nicely controlled by the bitterness. There is a lot going on in this IPA and it is a pleasure from start to finish. I have nerver found it on tap, but expect it to be even better.
Locally the price has hit $13/six pack and that makes me explore other brews.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional cheerfully bright, clean IPA with a light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation from the can, crisp notes of pineapple, tangerine, tropicals, grapefruit. Light malt backbone. Finish is bitter but bright.

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Photo of Gaelicspawn
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,269 ratings