10-10-10 IPA - Swamp Head Brewery
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
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
12-20-2010 23:12:21 | More by brentk56
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
07-03-2011 21:03:28 | More by mikesgroove
4.22/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
03-10-2010 04:18:08 | More by nickfl
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
04-27-2011 00:24:34 | More by drabmuh
3.28/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
03-14-2011 00:01:00 | More by jrallen34
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
03-08-2010 16:22:16 | More by tpd975
3.96/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
06-18-2014 00:33:13 | More by cbutova
3.69/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
12-18-2013 00:01:07 | More by BMMillsy
2.78/5 rDev -29.4%
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.
03-26-2010 21:52:24 | More by ktrillionaire
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
01-02-2011 23:03:08 | More by CampusCrew
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
04-09-2011 05:53:38 | More by babaracas
10-10-10 IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
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