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Sciaenhops - Swamp Head Brewery

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89
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: GallowsThief on 02-07-2012

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 11
Photo of mattreitz49
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mullenite
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxson924
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buckslayer50
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good, solid beer, bought it because of my love for catching redfish and dont regret but wont seek it out again.

Edit: I am going to seek it out again lol, at the time I wasnt used to imperial ales, now that I have grown to enjoy more of this style I am going to try this one again.

Photo of pmangold
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mscanlon31
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge fan of reds but this is solid

Photo of cambabeer
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ninaturner
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopkingGonzalo
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of hoppheadIPA
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of SFC21
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of RayUF07
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of fmccormi
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of HangingJohnny
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Aleks_P
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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).

Photo of Oliversarmy1085
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of cjgator3
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of babaracas
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Sciaenhops from Swamp Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.