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Swamp Ape IPA - Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA

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BA SCORE
69
poor

365 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 27.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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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Je2350

Florida

5/5  rDev +70.1%

10-06-2013 17:59:49 | More by Je2350
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onehunid33


5/5  rDev +70.1%

08-16-2014 22:32:22 | More by onehunid33
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NateeB


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
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yankeecane

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

01-19-2013 20:29:45 | More by yankeecane
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BigHop

Florida

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
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

08-10-2013 22:04:45 | More by waddellc2
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malonelocke

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

07-29-2013 16:47:30 | More by malonelocke
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

05-03-2014 22:37:16 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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dougschoen

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

04-20-2012 22:48:24 | More by dougschoen
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rorjets

Connecticut

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
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

07-10-2012 20:56:24 | More by boudreaux
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RedRockOasis

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

04-22-2014 21:55:55 | More by RedRockOasis
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

02-06-2012 13:02:42 | More by Screper
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

03-08-2012 16:44:03 | More by adamant1912
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scotorum

Massachusetts

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
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

02-26-2014 23:15:48 | More by JIMTRK16
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

01-31-2013 17:00:34 | More by JohnK17
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

04-24-2012 16:32:31 | More by HamGlade10
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aLenwell

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

05-13-2013 23:29:34 | More by aLenwell
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mike08054

New Jersey

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
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CampusCrew

Florida

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
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Everything_Belgium

Florida

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
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Zakk

Florida

4/5  rDev +36.1%

06-14-2012 19:08:45 | More by Zakk
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +36.1%

01-08-2013 03:07:53 | More by iemailjack
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danpam1024

Florida

4/5  rDev +36.1%

10-31-2012 23:09:39 | More by danpam1024
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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.