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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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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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twizzbeatz

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-08-2013 13:51:29 | More by twizzbeatz
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-17-2013 22:25:04 | More by hopkrid
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-17-2013 07:39:59 | More by beernads
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Skrypt

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-02-2013 00:24:23 | More by Skrypt
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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-24-2013 02:48:33 | More by Lob
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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.

Overall - Too big for my tastes. Lots of hops with an equivalent amount of malt.

05-21-2013 03:57:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -8%

Thanks to moose3285 for another bottle from a brewery I've grown fond of. And when Mike sends me a box, it's a good day, because I don't have to shop for beer for a month. 750 ML bottle with one of my favorite creatures, a game fish, on the label. Thumbs up.

The beer red pours a dark, rusty iron with a significant head. Plenty of pine & citrus in the nose, with more nuttiness than I've had outside of flat tins on a grocery shelf with the word "nut" on the label somewhere. Big malts back everything up.

Sciaenhops first impression is that I could drink this in a Big Gulp size, a first sip turns into a hefty swig; tall drinkability. The malts drive the beer more than the hops, low-country caramel, flecks of rustiness, before the hops come in the middle with middling doses of gentle pine, citrus, but mostly a warm earthiness, & a bit of salted peanuts (?). Ends on a slightly bitter note.

Drinkability is the game here. Overall the beer is good, but I'm cutting through my half of the bomber faster than can be measured by a traditional stopwatch.

06-18-2013 03:07:53 | More by maximum12
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-28-2013 14:04:10 | More by goatsby
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jme015

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-13-2013 14:40:02 | More by jme015
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vapodge

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2013 14:40:03 | More by vapodge
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-02-2013 23:56:21 | More by bcm75
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-07-2014 23:41:19 | More by Holland
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-23-2013 02:49:28 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-22-2013 22:33:33 | More by kylehay2004
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

750ml, Winter 2013
Riedel unmarked tulip

A: Pours a pretty deep reddish amber color. Slight hazy but it's almost clear. Finger of off white head. Tight bubbles. Nicely carbonated. Leaves some sticky lacing sheeting.

S: Piney earthy hop aroma coming from this but more nose from those big malts. Nice caramel nuttiness from those. Bready notes.

T: Big dose of those earthy hops up front. Tip of the tongue. Then you get more on the palate balanced by those malts. Sweet and caramel like. Really helps smooth the beer. Don't taste the alcohol at all. Finish is dry with lingering hop flavors.

M: It's a big medium. Malts help coat the mouth.

03-25-2013 15:42:58 | More by inlimbo77
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -4%

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.

08-18-2013 16:36:48 | More by macrosmatic
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-18-2013 23:56:36 | More by Beer21
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-23-2014 20:05:02 | More by cjgator3
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2013 01:31:13 | More by Lovely85
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2013 01:50:14 | More by BeerHunter76
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Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2013 22:34:14 | More by ali1987
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Sciaenhops from Swamp Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.