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:
#2,275
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
1,244
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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85
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Ratings: 1,244 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of John_M
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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Photo of TwoBrosBrew
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pub 365 in Las Vegas. Pours a golden effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Pungent aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer was golden with a white head on top.

Smell - The nose was loght and grassy, almost like a session IPA.

Taste - The initial impression is straight bitterness. The assetive hop profile is resiny with some grass in the aftertaste. It seems as though this were aged on onions. Characteristics I might use to descibe it include crisp and bitter. That bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation hits the style spot-on.

Overall - I don't get much beyond bitterness here.

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Photo of Jubes07
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 4/10/17. Pours a very clear and bright yellow, with a massive 2 finger sticky white head that leaves a thick wall of lace.

Smell is lemon, apricot, honey dew, biscuit, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows nicely apricot, lemon, mellon, biscuit, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium, lots of prickly carbonation, maybe a little dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is a very tasty and easy drinking IPA, that on a hot day wouldn't last long. Thanks @Lingenbrau for this can.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

canned 3-8-17

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Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light straw yellow with large foamy head. Smell is lemony and hoppy with a slight pine hint. Strong lemon and rind taste upfront followed by a tangy orange taste.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear straw gold color with mild foam and lacing. Mildly dank hop smell. Crisp and subtle danky hop taste with minimal bitterness, a very easy drinker.

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

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

Boy, they sure don't make them like they used to. Or do they? Sticking to the trendy roots of the west coast-style IPA, the Pizza Port brewing team were among the first to jump aboard the bitter dominant, dry-as-a-bone type of beer making. And their Sawmi's is not about to back down anytime soon.

Pale gold and surprisingly clear, the gleaming elixir sheds a foamy eggshell froth with some sexy lacing agains the glass. Its bright fruity and herbal bouquet is chocked full of citrus, pine, grass and hints of tropical fruit. Supple and sweet on the tongue, notions of honey and light caramel churn with an early malt influence.

But as the ale takes hold of the middle palate, the malt quickly release and the hops nestle onto the middle palate with the bright taste of pink grapefruit, radiant orange peel and a kiss of lemon. A backdrop of pineapple and mango take a mild tropical turn before the finish is gripping with deeply resinous pine, fresh grass clippings and a mild leafy green tea taste to close.

Medium body but trend dry, the beer's creamy structures on the front of the tongue bring a zesty carbonic snap that facilitates dryness, refreshment, crispness and drinkability. Nearly sticky with hop resins, the finish comes quick with a mild hop astringency, a peppery bite and a long bitter linger of fruit peels and pine needles. Its a classic west coast taste simply done right.

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very clear light amber in color, the nose is happy as one expects. The taste has great hoppy flavor with a little bitter bite to it. There is a a bit of lingering aftertaste, but then poof it is gone. Great beer.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kofukasho
2.92/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of talbotjf99
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Big_V
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +4.1%
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 +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,244 ratings