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Sciaenhops - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
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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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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Alieniloquium, May 21, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

maximum12, Jun 18, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

inlimbo77, Mar 25, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -4%
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.

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