Swami's IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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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
Ratings:
1,199
Reviews:
203
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
263
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Big_V
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Sweet malts up front that are then dominated by citrus pith, with a super dry finish. I would love this with a pizza, as it is very refreshing and begs you to take another sip.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Straw yellow with clarity. 2 fingers of head, and lots of lace left all over the glass

S - Juicy hops with citrus

T -Citrus hops, well balanced, grapefruit, and malty. Love it

F - Well carbonated and medium body

O - A tasty strong IPA, well balanced, citrus and malty

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Photo of Toynk
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-03-04
16oz can served in a large snifter. Canned on 1/30/17. Bought it in Oxnard and brought it home.

Pours clear light golden/yellow in color. Medium to large head that seems to be crawling up the sides of the glass. Lots of carbonation. Pretty. Smell is mild, malty, straw, a little juicy and floral.

Taste is very dry, Bitter but not killer, comes across very crisply. Long finish.

Mouthfeel is very dry, very light. Overall, nice solid IPA.

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Photo of dblipajunkie
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Craigomaniac
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, almost neon yellow color. completely clear and crisp. Thick couple finger foamy head dissipates leaving a thin layer of soapy foam with lots of sticky white lacing.

Smell has notes of citrus, pine, floral hops, bread, cracker malts, and lemon.

Taste follows the nose with notes of citrus, lemon, pine, and some floral hops. Solid cracker and pilsner malt backbone. The flavor on this is reminiscent in some ways of a pilsner but with more pine and bitterness. Its really interesting. Super balanced yet the flavors really pop. Bitter finish with a touch of sweetness.

Feel is light and drinkable. Pretty crisp. Medium carbonation.

Overall a really nice IPA. Balanced and easy drinking.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3-week fresh can. Pours pale gold with a medium-small head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is crisp clean West coast hops, mostly citrus and pine, and some biscuit/cracker malt. Taste follows...really classic profile. Quite bitter into the finish. Taste seems to improve a bit after a few ozs...perhaps as the palate adjusts to that bitter finish...and more orange peel comes through. Overall, a solid beer that doesn't surprise but couldn't really disappoint either.

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Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kyledover
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a dogfish head tulip, thanks to DEK196 for including this in a trade

L: Medium to light golden pour... semi-opaque with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Bread and pine... citrus notes and old fashioned herbs.

T/F: Pale malts form the backbone... dry and hoppy. Evergreen, floral, and citrus hops... nice bitter bite. Oily and resinous... a little sticky coating to the tongue. Citrus in the aftertaste.

O: Great example of a classic west coast style IPA. Very tasty and would have this again any time.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pale straw with a good white head

S - Pine, grapefruit, floral notes, pale malt

T - Follow the smell with an enjoyable bitterness

M - Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation

O - A good balanced brew. Though it's not very original in anyway, a classic west coast ipa

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Photo of breadwinner
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oily, resinous IPA, not short on dank, as the kids say, maybe a little wanting in the body/hop flavor, a little reliant on the dry hop opener, but overall a satisfying West Coast IPA.

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Photo of SRBush1974
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,199 ratings.
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