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Sciaenhops - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GallowsThief on 02-07-2012)
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-27-2014 02:12:12 | More by SFC21
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4/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2014 02:54:04 | More by RayUF07
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-24-2014 04:41:26 | More by fmccormi
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Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-07-2014 01:02:12 | More by HangingJohnny
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Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

03-11-2014 21:20:02 | More by CGMLS3
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Aleks_P

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: I wanted to call this red or ruby or something because it is labeled a red ale, but looks brown, maybe a bit orange to me. Similar to root beer. Light tan foamy head, about an inch.

Smell: Picked up some syrupy grapefruit bitterness and certainly some hops, but the more noticeable scent is of a bitter citrus fruit. Not a strong aroma though.

Taste: First reaction was that it was very very good, but after a few sips I was able to better gauge it. Likely that after a stressful week the fact that I was having a beer bumped it up .25. In any case the most noticeable characteristic, get some piney citrusy notes and not nearly as bitter as I was expecting. Typical flavor for a red ale but the flavors are strong, which I like. Hardly noticed the alcohol, which is pretty high (8.3%). Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Pretty dense beer, smooth carbonation if that makes sense. I describe this as syrupy. Didn't notice the alcohol until well into the aftertaste where the warmth starts to be noticeable, but not overpowering at all.

Overall: Good beer. Nothing remarkable in terms of appearance or smell but thought the flavors were appropriate and strong and worked well together. I like red ales to be a bit lighter and this one certainly is heavy but I enjoyed it. First beer for me from Swamp Head and I would try others (and not just because I'm a Gator).

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 03:12:51 | More by Aleks_P
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

03-06-2014 23:50:13 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2014 22:44:07 | More by GuttaMane138
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Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 20:05:02 | More by cjgator3
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-17-2014 00:13:29 | More by johnyb
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babaracas

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark red with orange edges, big fluffy cream colored head. Settles slowly to a big cap with thick continents of lace on the glass. Smell: green tropical fruit, big pine hit, citrus rind, hint of stone fruit. Taste: sugared grapefruit, resiny pine, mango, big caramel backing with red plum. Soft, creamy feel into citrus peel and caramel coated drying and sticky finish. A very tasty double red.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 03:42:42 | More by babaracas
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from the brewery. Pours a deep dark red color with a big fluffy off white head that just lingers. Won't go away. Nice big hop presence on the nose with pine and light citrus and a good bit of dankness to go along with earthy grassiness and a nice sweet smelling caramel backbone. Lots of dank earthiness to the flavor with pine, a caramel backbone, some light fruit to sweeten the flavor up. The mouthfeel is slick and resinous but has a nice drying finish. The only complaint here is that the carbonation is on the low side for a brew like this. A little more bubbly would have helped out an otherwise very nice red ale with a great punch of bitter hops. Worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 00:59:31 | More by BMMillsy
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Florida

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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macrosmatic

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this bottle at The Wetlands (Swamp Head tasting room). Reviewed from notes. Poured from the 750 mL bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Deep amber in color, and has some chill haze but otherwise appears clear. One finger of off-white head forms with average retention, and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Grass, pine resin, and a bit of citrus rind hops up front, with a nice toasted malt noticeable in the background.

T: Follows the nose closely. Toasted malt with some sweet character and mild caramel flavors under a nice hoppiness up front (grapefruit, resin, grasses) but falls just on the hoppy side of balanced. Moderate bitterness with some malt sweetness in the hang.

M: The alcohol is noticeable, but stops short of being distracting. Nice full body, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This was an enjoyable drink and, while not my favorite example of style, I wouldn't hesitate to drink another if I found it on tap somewhere.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 16:36:48 | More by macrosmatic
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Florida

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Sciaenhops from Swamp Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.