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10-10-10 IPA - Swamp Head Brewery

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10-10-10 IPA
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88
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
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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Photo of flinch
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery

A- Pinkish-orange
S- Hoppy. Semi citrus with sweet notes
T- Lots of Grapefruit and alcohol taste without overly bitter stings.
M- Rich and smooth, a little biiter but not overdone.
D- Big body and easy to drink. Just as good in the bottle.

flinch, May 21, 2010
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 14, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stubbies, beer is orange and hazy with a thin white head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Served a little too cold perhaps but so far so good.

The aroma has a nice hop chewiness with great aromatic pininess with some fruit / citrus (amarillo aroma) and lots of it, there is some malt that sneaks through but appropriate amounts, smells good.

I think they really nailed the bitterness of this beer well. It has this nice chewiness to the whole thing. Great body, mildly sweet, very bitter, the hops are the star here. It reminds me mildly of Pliny (somewhat). Not quite as good in my opinion but it is a stellar IPA all around. I'd have it again for sure.

drabmuh, Apr 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this homecoming weekend in Gainesville @ Stubbie's. Beautiful deep golden, hazy, nice foamy white head. Big floral notes with some grassy, earthy tones. The flavor it bitter throughout. Nice sweet malts hidden in there, probably some Maris Otter pale malt used from what it tastes like. There is a bit of astringency from all the hops used. The alcohol warms you quickly so it probably is not one you want to sit and drink all night. Body is filling and carbonation is mild.

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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

dstc, Apr 12, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy, golden-orange body, topped with a small head of off-white foam. Good retention and nice, thick lace.

S - An aroma of sweet, fruity hops with lots of pineapple and grapefruit. A light tobacco note with some toasted malt and a hint of caramel.

T - Sweet, bready malt up front with some toast and toffee notes. Strong hops appear in the middle with notes of pungent pine, mango, and grapefruit. Finishes with lots of bready malt and light toffee as well as strong bitterness. Lingering toasty malt and hop bitterness that leaves a tobacco like impression on the palate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - This is a very nice DIPA. The hop character is pungent with hefty bitterness, but there is more than enough malt to balance it out. This combination of rich malt and hop character creates a nice level of complexity that lingers and evolves through the finish. This reminds me in many ways of Dogfish Head 90 min IPA. Definitely worth trying; after this beer I am looking forward to seeing what SwampHead can do in the future.

nickfl, Mar 10, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap in a DFH snifter. Of course we got this at the House of beer in Orlando. Nice bright but darker orange color (when I say bright i mean not cloudy) I dug my nose into this guy with full anticepation of greatness. I was right. It was a man aroma therapy. Hops all over the place with some banging citrus only found in Florida beer. The taste hit you like a hopslam, but with a FLorida twist.I quickly dove back in for another sip. 10% will knock you on your "you know what" so having a line of them is not the best idea, but the drinkability is superb, Thumbs up Gville.

bernardus1212, Oct 22, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: golden with a solid head retention

smell: very bold and assertive hop presence. pine and citrus

taste: nicely balanced DIPA

mouthfeel: medium bodied to full bodied DIPA,

drinkability: I tried this at the kickbacks Swamphead dinner among many others. This brewery in new and going in the right direction. Solid beer from a solid brewery. I would love to have this again.

CampusCrew, Jan 02, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

mikesgroove, Jul 03, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and a decent head that leaves a bit of lace behind

Smell: Pine and pith and balanced out by caramel elements

Taste: The caramel flavors appear first, followed by the piney bitterness that balances out mid-palate; after the swallow, the malty flavors surge forward though there is a lingering hoppy bitterness

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This beer fits into the balanced DIPA category; while hops abound, there is a lot of malty presence from start to finish

brentk56, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of tpd975
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Brewer's Ball.

A: Pours a nice golden hue with a tall off white head. Okay retention with some nice lace.

S: Aromas of sweet malt, bread, citrus and herbal hops.

T: Caramel, and sweet bready malts in the flavor as well. Nice hop profile. Lots of citrus with mild pine. The finish is herbal, green, and bitter. I liked it.

M: On the fuller side of medium, crisp, bright.

D: Good I had several samples.

tpd975, Mar 08, 2010
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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.

mullenite, Jun 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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10-10-10 IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.