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10-10-10 IPA - Swamp Head Brewery

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10-10-10 IPA
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87
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
"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%"

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 03-08-2010)
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unclejimbay

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap @ Kickbacks
Appearance was golden copper with skinny head.
Mild aromas of hop citrus and a hint of pine.
Tastes as it smells on a solid malt/caramel backbone.
Mouthfeel was medium-full for an IPA, appropraitte carbonation.
Drinkable IPA for sure, well hidden abv, but FYI... the whiskey barrel aged version is top notch!

Additional info;
I ttended 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

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2010 15:52:20 | More by unclejimbay
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my cousin Sonny down in FL for sending this one up to me. This will be my first Swamp Head experience and following that will be the 10-10-10 Pappy and Resentment.

A- Poured to a deep tulip and a pint glass with both receiving a fairly hazy, orange-amber brew. A thick, creamy white cap builds up to two fingers with great retention. Thick, frothy ring leaves huge lace pillows at the top with webs behind that.

S- Big aroma jumps out of that glass that has substantial hop and malt character. Hops pack a citrus zest, pine and resinous punch. Base of caramelized, toasty malts and some yeast fruit hints.

T- The first few sips bring a beer that is divided right down the middle between hops and malts. After some time the hops gain some strength on the grains with grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin and stone fruit notes. Fresh cracked grains, toast, biscuit, cereal and crystal malts provide a balance. Some mango hints on the back end.

MF- Thick bodied with a creamy, somewhat chewy texture. Carbonation at a high level which caters to the copious hops and the heavy bitterness that seems to linger forever.

This beer drinks big time but strikes a hard-to-find balance between big malts and big hops. Both aspects of the flavor are intriguing and work well off of each other. I find that many DIPAs have the malts in there as a result only of the high ABV, here it feels like the brewer's vision.

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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.

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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.

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10-10-10 IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
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