Swami's IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Swami's IPASwami's IPA
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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

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Ratings:
1,191
Reviews:
200
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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83
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262
For Trade:
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1.13/5  rDev -72.4%

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1.4/5  rDev -65.8%

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2.1/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I love Pizza Port, and most of their house beers are really good to excellent, but I just don't get this one or it's sister, Wipeout IPA. It's hoppy, alright, but that's about all. I typically dig IPA, but this is one of the rare beers I didn't even finish. I would advise you to wait until they have their Frank Double IPA on tap, which is excellent. This is probably the second worst IPA in San Diego County (next to Karl Strauss).

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.92/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ Toronado San Francisco. $5 per pint.

Varied hop profile. Lacks impressive depth of flavour, and the hop profile isn't dazzling, but it's well balanced by an apt pale malt sweetness and the coating mouthfeel suits it nicely.

Smooth, wet, and medium-bodied. Refreshing, but it'd be better softer. Well-carbonated.

Drinkable but ultimately forgettable. I wouldn't get it again with all the superior IPAs available widely in the Californian market, but it's tasty.

C (3.00) / AVERAGE

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Photo of oggg
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12/19/03 from cask to pitcher to pint glass at PIzzaPort Solana Beach

Light brown, with a nice foamy head
Smell of hops is there but not especially strong, should have more character, I think. This is pretty darn bitter. Without a whole lot of citrus or woodsy hop notes. A tiny bit of malt to provide a little backbone and to keep the bitter hops from lingering too long on the palate.

Summary: average bitter IPA.

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3.1/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.1/5  rDev -24.2%

Pour is clear golden in color with a bubbly white head. Nose is mostly caramel malt sweetness with resiny and citrusy hop profile. Flavor has sweet malts, lots of doughy bread, moderate orange citrus, light bitterness, some resinous hop through the finish. Light carb, syrupy feel, fuller body.

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3.16/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this one at Casey's in Los Angeles during a ManU match. OK, but went right back to Guiness.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.26/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,191 ratings.
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