10-10-10 IPA - Swamp Head Brewery

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10-10-10 IPA
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87
very good

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Reviews: 24
Hads: 84
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 5.34%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 03-08-2010

"Our limited release Imperial IPA is all about excess. We use massive quantities of the finest European barley malts and American hops to produce a wonderfully malty beer with outrageous hop expression. From the initial aroma, through the balanced finish and the lingering hop flavors that coat your palette, 10-10-10 is truly fertilizer for the hop lover's soul!

BFBC BronzeIngredients:
Maris Otter and Munich Malts
Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Northern Brewer, and Simcoe Hops

Production targets:
Original gravity: 24 Brix
IBUs: 110
Alcohol By Volume: 10%"
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 84
Reviews by jrallen34:
Photo of jrallen34
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Hunaphu release... Pours a murky dark gold. The head off white rises a couple fingers, gone quickly, ok lace... The aroma is caramel malt with citrus, alcohol, and some hops on the finish. Ok... The taste is a little too strong with too much alcohol and just a little blah, not very flavorful. Alcohol with generic hops.

Not a big fan of this, nothing new. (372 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of wo87810
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Beer21
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of KensWorld
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aepb1
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

notes from phone

A- Hazy golden body with an airy white head

S- Grassy hops, not a whole lot else...

T- Grassy/hay hops up front, some sweet malts in the middle to balance and a faint bitterness finishes

M- Medium-bodied, good level of carbonation, crisp finish

D- Solid beer and a local so I'm sure that tempers me a bit so I will certainly return! (354 characters)

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Mscanlon31
4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very well balanced imperial IPA. (32 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glad i got a chance to try all of these on my florida trip back in april. served into a pint glass.

golden amber in color with a nice head of white that was about two inches at first but then slowly settled down into a rich lacing that coated the sides of the glass. Such a sweet, sharp citrus aroma coming off of this one, simply amazing. Like pineapple and grapefruit juice mixed in a glass and hit with a shot of orange, it was simply amazing. First sip sucked the moisture from my palate. Lip smacking good. Sharp, biting citrus flavor, pineapple and grapefruit rule the day here as the richness and juiceness is simply overwhelming. Each sip seemed to get sharper, crisper then the one before. (699 characters)

Photo of SirFreakOn
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of indy351
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ninaturner
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of genogirl
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of bloodysundae
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Large off-white head, high retention. Soapy lacing, then some clear, oily, slick lacing. Aroma includes lemon, grapefruit and some fresh mowed grass. Taste has a nice malt sweetness in the background but mainly includes citrusy lemon, lemon peel, pine and slight alcohol. Mouthfeel actually is thicker than expected and that I remember in the past, really lingering on and tingling the tongue for a hot minute. Unique and delicious. (483 characters)

Photo of hopkrid
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of fmccormi
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Straight pour from a pry-off 750ml/25.4oz bottle to a teku; this was bottled, oh, about a week ago. Freshhh.

Appearance (4.5): A good three fingers of pretty great-looking, light orange-tan tinted foam come off of the pour, forming a mixture of far, crackly bubbles and fine, whipped foam. The body is a very hazy, deep orange-amber color. Finally, it shows good retention in dying down very slowly and leaving pretty excellent lacing in the form of webby collars linked by legs of lace all around. This kind of looks awesome, actually.

Smell (3.5): DEFINITELY on the malty side: toffee, toasted bread, caramel syrup, and some deep, brandied orange peel tones mostly cover up some tart citrus notes (grapefruit zest, a little limeade) and some juicy floral tones which are actually really nice once you pin it down. Not a bad array of aromas, just too far on the malty side for my taste.

Taste (3.75): More balanced and better integrated than the aroma, but the different pieces are largely the same. It’s got a solid malt body that shows toffee, rich bread like challah, some brown sugar icing, and a sturdy toasted bread character underneath that bridges the malt and hops well. And speaking of hops, the beer’s got some spiced orange peels, a little blood orange juice, some grapefruit peel citric bitterness, and again a floral juiciness that links the hop flavor back to the malt body again. And somehow, only a modest booze note—the ABV is surprisingly well-hidden. The hops are almost in perfect balance with the malt, which by DIPA standards these days makes it “malt-forward.” Though, the hops do become more prominent as the beer warms, and their bite and bitterness definitely come out more, too.

Mouthfeel (4.25): This beer’s got a full, somewhat syrupy body accompanied by a smooth, tingling carbonation that gets into but doesn’t fill every nook and cranny before foaming up and washing out. Between the hop load and the hidden alcohol, though, it manages to finish nicely dry. This really hits the mark for a DIPA in this range.

Overall (3.75): This is a really solid, albeit maltily full-bodied DIPA. That’s not to say that it tastes like a DIPA whose hops have fallen off—in fact, not all. The hops are still there, bright, and present. They’re just accompanied by a big, full malt body. The hops are actually nicely structured, fully bitter, and balanced in terms of ratio of flavor to bitterness (and to aroma, for that matter) . . . they’re just well-anchored and balanced by a full and layered malt body. It’s a very good DIPA, but don’t expect a crazy, flash-in-the-pan style hop bomb. Expect something that aims for balance and depth. (2,693 characters)

Photo of dstc
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with an off white head. The head falls to a very minimal one or almost none. Thinnest of lace.

Floral hop nose with slight malt.

Nice bold hop taste with decent malt background. Mild sweetness with pleasant hop bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied in the mouth. Slick and a bit chewy, nice.

Really like this. Well done Gainesville. (360 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mullenite
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had two different version of this back to back. One version was the batch that is currently out and about and the other was the most recent batch which has been in the bright tank for 4-5 days. I combined the scores I would have given to each for the rating on here.

Both beers poured identically, nice copper color with a finger and a half of white head. Nice lacing down the glass.

The released version had a nice piney aroma with some citrus rind while the really fresh, green version smelled like a hop cone. It was awesome.

The released version tasted similar to it's aroma, lots of nice bitterness coming through with pine and rind. The green version was a little grassy and tasted like a hop tea. The bitterness was a little more subdued but the hop flavor was like nothing I've ever had before.

Both beers had a medium body with the beer from the bright tank being slightly lower in carbonation (for obvious reasons.) Both had a nice feel to them.

I finished both samples faster than I would like to admit which makes me thing the drinkability is pretty good but the slight alcohol heat keeps the score in check. (1,125 characters)

Photo of twizzbeatz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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10-10-10 IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
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