Swamp Ape IPA - Florida Beer Company
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4.95/5 rDev +68.4%
I am from Cleveland and recently just moved to Florida. Although many local Cleveland and midwest brewerys I hold dear to my heart, I have decided to move on and explore other great southern brew. The Swamp Ape IPA is a really tasty Florida IPA that isn't too hoppy with a variety of flavorful hops this malty tasting beer is also very strong so watch out how many you consume. Overall a great craft brew.
10-15-2012 22:57:43 | More by NateeB
4.72/5 rDev +60.5%
I pretty much drink only IPAs, mostly doubles. My two go-to brews are Dogfish Head 90 Minute and Stoudt's Double IPA. I also like HE'BREW Lenny's Bittersweet, which has some malt balance. All these beers are around the A range on beeradvocate.com.
I don't understand why Swamp Ape gets a C. It's a way groovy drink! Lotsa hops. Some malt, to give it that wonderful bittersweet feel. Maybe some BeerAdvocate people blame Florida for the current state of our nation. Or perhaps the IPA people just like pure hops, to burn their tongue. Whatever. In my opinion, Swamp Ape is a great brew!
BTW, this is my first review. I typically agree with the ratings, so I don't bother to add to them. But this one seems unfair. So it got me to play.
09-13-2011 23:00:32 | More by BigHop
4.5/5 rDev +53.1%
Now this is an ass kicking beer! I got a 4 pack on a recent trip to Florida, and was impressed. Goes down easy, great tasting, and packs a wallop without too much of the alcohol burn. I really enjoy this Ape, and was ready to visit the swamp he hailed from after having 3 of these babies!
03-26-2013 04:11:51 | More by rorjets
4.35/5 rDev +48%
Single in a mixed fourpack from Knightly's Spirits in Orlando.
This was the favorite out of ten I tried while in Florida over the weekend. Usually I don't care for banana flavor in anything other than a banana, but this had just enough hint of it along with a lot of great caramel malt flavor and alcohol zing to create an exceptional taste with superior sippability.
Puzzled by the many scathing reviews here. I thought it was one of the best DIPAs I have had.
09-09-2013 20:49:54 | More by scotorum
4.2/5 rDev +42.9%
I discovered this one tonight on a trip to Orlando. What a pleasant surprise in an area where it can be difficult to find great craft ale.
This is a malty, hoppy booze bomb with some fruity tones. It's called a DIPA, but I would classify it as a good barleywine. It was served in a large snifter, and gets more interesting as it warms up.
I think it's comparable to the flagship DIPA's/BW's offered by some of the superior east coast craft brewers. Check it out!
01-21-2014 03:59:18 | More by mike08054
4.13/5 rDev +40.5%
appearance: golden orange and cloudy complexion
smell: heavy citrus, orange peel and some nice floral aroma, strong pineapple and tropical aromas.
taste: Lots of citrus mixed in with tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. A sweet malty IPA. well done.
mouthfeel: medium full bodied
drinkability: very nice offering from this brewery and I look forward to many more like this. Thanks
09-05-2010 15:25:35 | More by CampusCrew
4.03/5 rDev +37.1%
I'm not sure about the negative reviews here. I thought this beer was very good. Very nice balance of taste and smell. It leaves a nice hoppy smooth aftertaste. I like a little bit of alcohol bite and this has that. Of course it doesn't compare to a Dogfish Head 120, but what does? Definitely worth a try. I would buy again and again.
My review is a nice smooth IPA which is easy to drink and would match well with any meal or any occasion.
02-10-2014 17:27:09 | More by Everything_Belgium
Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.