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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1,260 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:
#2,373
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
1,260
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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86
Gots:
282
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,260 |  Reviews: 219
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

Photo of kaseydad
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a near opaque golden yellow. Poured with 1.5 fingers of white head.

Aroma is all citrus (grapefruit and maybe orange) and pine.

Taste follows nose. Massive grapefruit and pine. Hints of orange or maybe even lemon. Nice bitter finish.

Feel is prickly and crisp. Carb is moderate to high.

Overall this is a really well done west coast ipa. Big grapefruit, pine and bitterness. I believe this beer has been brewed for a long time now and for good reason.

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Photo of strohme2
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, dated 01/29/18. Poured into tulip.
Pours a pale yellow golden with rather large fluffy straw colored head. The nose explodes with hops among the pour. Pineapple, grass, lemon, citrus with a bigger whiff. Really a great smelling beer. The taste is what a big west coast IPA should be. White grapefruit, tangerine, piney, slight bit of dankness at the end. A bit of oxidation in the can, I won't hold this in the ratings. Some caramel notes from the malts but mostly a cracker finish. Medium bodied, finishes dry and abrasive. Just lovely.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgatort
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedhawkPoke
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Pete9094
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent IPA

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,260 ratings