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:
1,188
Reviews:
198
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
262
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,188 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of Bshaw22
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is probably a little under rated. Super classic crushable west coast IPA. Big white head. Kind yellow straw color. Bitter with a little dankness. Good stuff.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tall-boy can into my Dogish Head shaped pint glass.

Misty straw colored body supports five fingers of off-white foam which clings tenaciously to the sides and leaves fat stiff peaks behind. Superior retention.

Minty, citrus-laden, herbaceous and bright aromatics.

Faintly "green" on the palate and after a brief cotton-candy-laced nanosecond, surprisingly dry. Moderate and lasting bitterness as the hops dominate the flavor profile with a variety of biting notes from pine resin to grapefruit pith. Pale, almost pilsner-like malt background is here to highlight the hops more than balance them.

Medium-bodied, but not at all oily/sticky; zesty carbonation - faint warming from the alcohol.

Intensely hoppy, exceptionally pale, yet decidedly thirst quenching - a unique example of the style worth re-visiting.

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

Photo of Pletser
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kidzord
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skrumpy
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color, foamy, white head that recedes quickly, moderate lacing. Mostly clear with a slight haze. Aroma is light floral, citrus, and malt. The flavor is citrus, grass, malt and yeast. Crisp, medium body, juicy mouthfeel, but a bit yeasty in the aftertaste. Not a bad beer overall.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light golden color. Aroma is citrusy with some hoppy bitterness. Flavor is lots of clean citrus with somone juiciness and a little bit of a citrus peel bitter hop note in the finish. Has nice feel and overall is a very good beer.

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Photo of sorandomok
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kojevergas
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 Slatetank
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this can chilled poured into a glass.

The color is golden with light haze and thick white head with average bead and lace sticks. The smell is good with light pine and pineapple in the hop aroma with some grapefruit accents and sweet tropical fruity aroma. The smell of hops leads to a firm bitter texture with medium high carbonation and dry finish with low malt and almost no sweetness.

The taste is pretty tangy and fruity up front with herbal/pine hops with strong bitter flavor and maybe a grapefruit type taste more herbal and grass-like though toward mid palate with a light yeast emphasizing the hops which have a slight citrus and a tinge vegetal with slight alcohol in the semi-spiced finish.Overall this is a west coast IPA through and through solid for the style with fresh and citrus that is quaffable quality yet 1 is enough in a session

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Photo of hopley
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Covocali
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA out of the can super smooth finish with a little bitter bite. Would drink again

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw yellow with large foamy head. Smell is bright, 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 PerfecTool
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fictional
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tim725
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yung_peli
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale transluscent amber, slightly hazy, 2 finger white head, good retention, good lacing
AR: Floral notes, stone fruit, peach, subtle pine, soap, subtle citrus
T: Follows nose, light bitterness throughout, light bitter fruit and pine finish, lingering bitterness
M: Medium light carbonation and body, dry

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Photo of NickyDee21
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Swami's IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,188 ratings.
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