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Sciaenhops - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.46%
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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Appearance - Clear red body with a decent white head. Nice surface foam.

Smell - Kind of a musty hop aroma. Grapefruit. Caramel malt. Some pine hop in the back.

Taste - Pretty hoppy. Nice hop flavor. Grapefruit. Some pine. Not as musty as the nose. Caramel. A little on the sweet side. Some nutty flavors. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Good hop balance and a nice hop flavor. Medium body.

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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.

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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.

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Sciaenhops from Swamp Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.