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Swamp Ape IPA - Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA

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409 Ratings

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 26.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of Nedry
3.81/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer a lot. I don't really understand the low rating. I didn't expect much when coming here but I expected it to be higher than 70.

The only thing about this beer that isn't 'great' about it is the color. It looks more like a weak pale ale than a 10% big IPA.

The smells coming out of this beer are great. Lots of amazing hops with a tad of malt. I like to compare this to Dogfish Head 90 minute because it has a similar mouth feel but the hop aroma and taste are much different. A tad more bitter than the 90 minute.

The taste doesn't match the smell exactly, but still has a very nice unique hop taste. Unlike other Double IPAs I've had. It is not a hop bomb, to me it seems like they are more going for balance.

Overall, it's very good, but being priced higher than DFH 90 minute is a problem. This is a local beer where I'm from as well, so hard to understand why it's $0.50 - $1.00 more than a 4 pack of 90 minute.

Nedry, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Giovanni3
2.36/5  rDev -20.5%

Giovanni3, Monday at 11:54 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

SeaOfAsh, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Big_V
2/5  rDev -32.7%

A-Orange golden with minimal head
S-Floral with Citrus and Tropical fruits, Oranges
T-Brooze hit me right away followed by the sweetness, very off balanced. Does not taste like it smells. The hops were the last thing to hit me.
M-Medium bodied med carbonation smooth swallow
O-Glad I only bought a single. Can't remember the last time I poured a beer out but I had to drain pour this Ape back to the swamp it came from

Big_V, Nov 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

wrecknut, Nov 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

CalbeDacks, Nov 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +21.2%

BigEZ_VZ, Nov 14, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +38.7%

Kandra, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of CTbrew32
3.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Has a hazy orange, tangerine color with chunks of sediment floating around. Very thin, foamy head produced.

Aroma- Heavy on tart grapefruit, lime, and pine aromas. Sweet caramel malt hiding in the background too.

Taste- Big punch on bitterness upfront with pine and grapefruit flavors balanced with subtle cracker malt flavors. Towards the end it shows of it sweeter side with a smooth caramel malt and some lingering citrus hop flavors.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied beer with a well balanced malt presence that coats the tongue but dissapates rather quickly. Not cloying or over malty by any means.

Overall- Tons of bitter hop flavors in this with grapefruit and pine really shining through. Not sure I'm drinking the same beer as everyone else, but there's no way this is a "poor" beer as the ratings would indicate. Maybe this has gone through a recipe change, but I notice a lot more positive reviews as of recent dates for this beer. If I lived in Florida I would definitely pick this up on occasion. A solid DIPA overall. (84/100)

CTbrew32, Nov 05, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -5.7%

kevinmaher, Nov 04, 2014
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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
70 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.