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Swamp Ape IPA - Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA

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392 Ratings

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 09-05-2010)
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5/5  rDev +68.4%

Je2350, Oct 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +68.4%

onehunid33, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of NateeB
4.95/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

NateeB, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of yankeecane
4.75/5  rDev +59.9%

yankeecane, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of BigHop
4.72/5  rDev +58.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

BigHop, Sep 14, 2011
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4.56/5  rDev +53.5%

Restiff, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

waddellc2, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

malonelocke, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

dougschoen, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of rorjets
4.5/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

rorjets, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of boudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

boudreaux, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

RedRockOasis, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

Screper, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

adamant1912, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of scotorum
4.35/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

scotorum, Sep 09, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +44.8%

Bcarew, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

JohnK17, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

HamGlade10, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

aLenwell, May 14, 2013
Photo of mike08054
4.2/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

mike08054, Jan 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +41.4%

Therealfootball, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of CampusCrew
4.13/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

CampusCrew, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of Everything_Belgium
4.03/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Everything_Belgium, Feb 10, 2014
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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.