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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
68
poor

342 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 28.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | 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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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

05-02-2014 00:19:11 | More by mjstacker
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wellsnb

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-02-2014 00:03:42 | More by wellsnb
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3/5  rDev +2.7%

04-27-2014 12:33:45 | More by JohnParadee
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RedRockOasis

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

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

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-14-2014 18:26:24 | More by dannyfayy
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McCollian92

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

04-09-2014 01:18:26 | More by McCollian92
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-08-2014 02:50:46 | More by yanosh
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Florida9

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Lighter shade of yellow-copper in color. Clear. Forms a moderate sized head. Little retention as it quickly falls to a patchy surface coating. Moderate lacing.

S: Aromas is fairly average. There is a particular pungency to the beer, which I believe the brewers were going for, but it's a not a particularly pleasant pungency. Vegetal hops, green pepper, alcohol, and a faint hint of orange.

T: Taste is not as bad as I was expecting, though it's far from good. Mildly sweet with a blend of fruity notes, apples, light caramel, green vegetables, and aggressive alcoholic spice. There are hops in this one, but they are not center stage and I can only describe them as "green."

M: Medium bodied. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness. Lots of peppery alcohol.

O: If you're going to name your beer after a stinky beast that lives in the swamp I figure the beer is either going to be badass or taste like gorilla sweat. While I suspect gorilla sweat tastes worse than this beer, this beer is not at all badass. That said, the flavors are aggressive as is the alcohol content. Unfortunately the flavors are not overly pleasant and the alcohol is quite harsh.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:19:36 | More by Florida9
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-28-2014 22:49:01 | More by dsshuck
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -31.5%

03-24-2014 22:56:16 | More by ShanePB
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oilcan01

Arizona

2/5  rDev -31.5%

03-24-2014 02:37:51 | More by oilcan01
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +37%

03-22-2014 06:39:37 | More by MaddDogg84
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-16-2014 01:38:38 | More by IdrinkGas
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DrChadly

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-12-2014 04:44:28 | More by DrChadly
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

2/5  rDev -31.5%

03-12-2014 01:32:41 | More by TheBeerDad
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bschinelli

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-07-2014 22:10:24 | More by bschinelli
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MJSJr

California

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-07-2014 06:13:48 | More by MJSJr
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.05/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For some reason. my wife brought me one of these home from Tampa. I would have preferred something from Cigar City, but so be it. This is a throw away beer for me. Why would I bother to drink this- at 10% yet- with so many good beers out there. It's overly sweet and grainy and with a chemical aftertaste, and raw alcohol comes through quite strongly. No thanks,

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 00:01:11 | More by Georgiabeer
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GFD400

New York

3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

02-26-2014 23:52:34 | More by GFD400
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +45.5%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2014 23:24:48 | More by SpartyJoe
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Everything_Belgium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +38%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 17:27:09 | More by Everything_Belgium
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GatorGirl

Florida

3/5  rDev +2.7%

01-31-2014 16:53:16 | More by GatorGirl
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-28-2014 03:52:45 | More by ThreeFishes
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3/5  rDev +2.7%

01-25-2014 15:24:38 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
68 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.