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Stump Knocker Pale Ale - Swamp Head Brewery

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89
very good

29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 174
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: drabmuh on 12-28-2009

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 174
Reviews by unclejimbay:
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4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap @ Kickbacks
Appearance was golden copper with fluffy head and enduring lace.
Bold aromas of hop citrus, impressive aroma of distinct Amarillo hops as confirmed by the owner.
Tastes as it smells with a bold Citrus hop flavors and a solid malt/caramel backbone. Sweet support to the bold citrus hop flavors. Right on IMHO!
Mouthfeel was medium-full for an APA, appropraitte carbonation.
I very much enjoyed this brew. It was a standout offering in my opinion, a stellar showcase of the Amarillo hop!

Additional info;
I attended a Swamphead Beer dinner at Kickbacks here in Jacksonville Florida 12/13/2010. The lineup overall impressed me, brews were appropriatte to style and well done across the board. I most notably enjoyed the Hoe Hoe Hoe Wit, Tupelo Cream Ale, Stumpknocker APA, and 10-10-10 Whiskey Barrel Aged as standouts for the evening. Overall a very talented brewery across the entire lineup. I had chance to meet Luke the owner who was a great guy, and Craig the brewer who was passionate and open to share his processes. Both were knowlegdable and I am very excited about this new Florida Brewery.

Here is are most of the Swamphead brews that were offered at the dinner;
Hoe Hoe Hoe Winter Seasonal - a Belgian style specialty ale with cranberries, ginger and orange blossom honey
Wild Night Tupelo Honey Cream Ale
Cottonmouth Belgian Style Wheatbier
Stumpknocker American Pale Ale
Big Nose IPA
Saison du Swamp - Florida Style Saison with rye
10-10-10 Imperial IPA
10-10-10 Imperial IPA aged in Palm Ridge Whiskey barrels
Midnight Oil Oatmeal Stout with locally roasted organic fair trade coffee
Alderwood Smoked Porter
Chipotle Smoked Porter
Stumpknocker infused with Chipotle peppers
Catherine's Inspiration - Russian Imperial Stout
Catherine's Passion - Russian Imperial Stout infused with organic cocoa nibs and Midnight Oil coffee (1,864 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. The pour was medium amber with an off-white head that was average in terms of retention and lacing. The aroma is excellent, with a well balanced mix of sweet malts, and fruity hops, as well as a clear toffee/caramel note. The flavor is nicely hoppy but without excessive bitterness. Highly drinkable, this one went down fast. Easy recommendation. (369 characters)

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL.

A- Pours an Amber color with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt and a good dose of citrusy hops (most notably grapefruit).

T- The taste like the aroma is some sweet malt up front with a good amount of citrusy grapefruit bitterness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a solid pale ale. It's great seeing another great brewery open up in Florida. I look forward to trying more beers from Swamphead in the future. (573 characters)

Photo of avisong
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of chrisdopeee
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aepb1
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Light brown/amber, very little white head

S- Citrusy (grapefruit?) and very bright for an APA

T- Citrus up front here too that turns to some bready malts and then the hop finish -- not too different from most APAs other than the nice twist of big citrus

M- Light/medium bodied, good carbonation

D- The citrus make it great to turn to when in the mood for an APA (368 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikesgroove
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber and incredibly hazy and cloudy with tons of carbonation just ripping toward the surface. Immense white foam just leaps over the top of the glass, reaching a height of near three inches before finally settling down into a firm two fingers of head and rich lacing that lasted the entire session. Aroma is sharp citrus, lemon, orange, nice notes of grasses along with a great little hint of light bready malts providing some nice balance. Crisp, clean, near perfect flavor as the sharp and lightly tart notes of citrus work perfectly and are so well balanced I was amazed. Such a light, and easy drinking ale, I cannot believe how quickly this one snuck up on me. I could see myself drinking this for days all summer long, it was just that good. (748 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Stump Knocker Pale Ale from Swamp Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.