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Swamp Ape IPA - Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA

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445 Ratings

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 26.94%
Wants: 9
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: CampusCrew on 09-05-2010

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Photo of M_J_Z
2/5  rDev -32.7%

Tried a sample of this last night. Glad that I didn't get a whole one as I didn't enjoy it very much. You can see what the brewery was going for here, but this one needs a lot of work. The aroma was decent, but the taste, IMO, left a lot to be desired. The hoppiness and crispness weren't all that present and the aftertaste and mouthfeel were disappointing.

This has a lot of potential, but currently falls short of the higher-level double/imperial IPAs. I can see the brewery improving this beer eventually, but it also is entirely possible that this will remain below-average.

Photo of Steve78
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of chrisdopeee
3.08/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of vess
2.96/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SuperKarateMonkey
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Desmop
4.28/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of LoganMc
3.44/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Pours a hazy orange color body with a foamy head.
Aroma has a grapefruit and pine to it.
taste is bitter hops upfront then followed by pine and then some malt
Mouthfeel is good and overall i enjoyed this beer.

Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of smanson56
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Midnightbluey
1/5  rDev -66.3%

Photo of Giovanni3
2.36/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SeaOfAsh
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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

Photo of wrecknut
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of CalbeDacks
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BigEZ_VZ
3.6/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Kandra
4.12/5  rDev +38.7%

Photo of CTbrew32
3.69/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | 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)

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2.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.72/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.