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Coney Island Sword Swallower - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Coney Island Sword SwallowerConey Island Sword Swallower

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366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%


Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-10-2008)
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sword Swallower IPA pours to a golden straw color with just the slightest haze. The nose on this beer is one of spice and pale malt and the frothy white head of foam leaves some lace as you consume.

Tasting this IPA reveals a flavor a little smoother than the typical example of the IPA style. I get some caramelized malt, toasted bread, pine, and floral hops. The bitterness lingers in the finish and the taste remains dry overall.

Sword Swallower IPA style beer is an interesting entry from the award- winning Shmaltz Brewery. The beer is an IPA style, not a true IPA, and that is because it is brewed using lager yeast. This will bother many purists out there, but I find that the lager character helps to smooth out the taste, making it less intense than your standard IPA, but still far more interesting than most lagers.

This IPA style brew doesn’t have the excessive citrus character common to American IPA, but I like what it does offer and it is certainly a beer that catches the eye. The artwork on the bottle, the name, and the variation on the style grab your attention and the beer itself doesn’t disappoint. It may not be a true IPA beer, but it easily beats the majority of American lagers in overall taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 02:28:17 | More by BryanCarey
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Coney Island Sword Swallower from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.