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Gainesville Green - Swamp Head Brewery

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Gainesville Green
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BA SCORE
83
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 10-05-2013)
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Reviews by mentor:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of light khaki head over a clear bright copper liquid. Gorgeous beer. Smells pine, green onion, resinous, dank, but also light bright citrus, lemon, tangerine, and baby aspirin. Alot to the aroma and everybody seems to get along well. Looking good so far.

Tastes yummy. Wonderful hop flavor supported by clean candy malt sweet, fruity esters, and faint light-caramel flavor. Could use more hop bitterness, but that is hard to get right when using wet hops. Overall, I'm impressed and recommend the reader give this one a try. Hop flavors are clean pine, oranges, lightly of lemon zest, mildly grassy, and baby aspirin. Malt sweet is a bit heavy for an IPA, but fill in where esters should step in. Esters are below my expectations as they are light. Pears with a dash of apricot. Hop bitter needs more umph, but the alcohol sting is clean and right on for the style. Medium in the mouth and modest carbonation.

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3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from scotchzi at Proof. Pours an amber/caramel color with almost no head and very thin collar. Aroma is mostly medium malt sweetness. Taste has some slight tropical hop notes; otherwise, just the medium maltiness. Medium body and light carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at House of Brews. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Deep copper. Big white head. Retains very well.

Smell - Caramel malt. Smells very sweet. Slight grapefruit hop aroma.

Taste - Pine hop. Super sweet. Caramel and some toasted malt. Slight fruit to the finish. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Says it's only 7%, but feels heavier.

Overall - Tough to finish. Disappointing.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.52/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery tasting room, 3 October 2013.

Pours reddish amber, clear.

Smell is fainty, malty and a bit zippy.

Taste is zip-zingy, mildly bitter, and a lot grainy.

Feel is excellent. Medium-bodied, vibrant carbonation.

A decent fresh hop beer, much more spicy than juicy, and could showcase the hops more, especially in the smell.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Gainesville Green from Swamp Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.