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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

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
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 ktrillionaire
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - It pours a clear golden hue, straw-like, with a white wispy head, decent lace.

S - The smell is almost all grapefruit rind. Some pale malt sweetness, but mostly overripe grapefruit. It is overkill, not well-balanced, not desirable in my [potentially controversial] opinion.

T - The taste is picking up where the nose left off. The flavor is one-dimensional: grapefruit rind. This is a very poor effort in comparison to their other IPA, 'Big Nose'.

M - Like a normal IPA (sorry to be snide, but it isn't worth superlative.)

D - The Swamp Head Brewery has an IPA called 'Big Nose', which is fantastic. This one is way off.

ktrillionaire, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -23.7%

tfsimpkins, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -23.7%

nmann08, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of genogirl
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of wcu80
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

wcu80, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of urwithdave
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guest tap at Cigar City. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A- Pours golden orange in color. A fingers worth of off whit head. Retention was moderate with a decent amount of lacing.

A- Grapefruit, honey, hops, and a big malty presence.

T- Good at first. A lot of pineapple and grapefruit. The hops aren't very pronounced and the malts seem to run them over. What kills it for me is the weird alcohol taste. It almost tastes like a rubbing alcohol. Something is off and not in a good way.

m- Medium bodied, with a good level of carbonation. The finish has more of the rubbing alcohol aftertaste in it though.

D- Just ok for me. If the alcohol flavor didnt kill it I would have rated this much higher overall. I love tasting the booze in my brews, just not the alcohol of the rubbing variety.

urwithdave, May 27, 2010
Photo of kjrod20
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

kjrod20, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of jrallen34
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

jrallen34, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of babaracas
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the tasting room. Hazy orange with close to no head. Smell: caramel, orange, a little tropical fruit sweetness. Taste: sweet caramel, candied citrus, a bit leafy. A little pineapple-esque. Toffee again as it starts to dry out slightly at the end of the sip. It's quite sweet which balances out the intended mega-ibus. Feel is on the syrupy side of things. Too balanced (sweet) for me, but worth a try.

babaracas, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mobrockman, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

SocalKicks, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

hollywood_15063, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml grabbed from the brewery just this week. Poured fresh. A beautiful dark orange pour, a little hazy, with a two finger off white head that is looking super creamy. Floral aroma, grapefruit, orange rinds, som big toffee malt sweetness. Flavor is very malt forward with lots of sweet caramel, then a good but of grapefruit and orange rind follow and linger. The mouthfeel is slick, low carbonation for the style, with a bright fruity character that leaves this lighter than it should be on the palate. Overall this was more malt forward than I had hoped--bordering on a fresh American Barleywine--but a nice beer nonetheless. Don't expect a big citrus west coast IPA when going into this and it is enjoyable.

BMMillsy, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of WynnO
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

WynnO, May 30, 2012
Photo of craftbeerasian
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bbadger, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kjkinsey, Wednesday at 01:40 AM
Photo of Poppellian
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Poppellian, May 20, 2014
Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Holland, Mar 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

beernads, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

MastaShonuf, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kylehay2004, May 03, 2014
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.

fmccormi, Dec 17, 2013
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10-10-10 IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.