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Swamp Fox IPA - Moon River Brewing Company

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Swamp Fox IPA
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82
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89 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2002

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Photo of MisterDeeds
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours copper/amber with a slight white head.

Smells extremely hoppy.

Doesn't taste as strong as the menu suggests. It seems like standard IPA with nothing too extreme going on.

Lighter than expected, and not to overpowering.

Not un-drinkable, but nothing to write home about here. This beer was named for the "Swamp Fox" who fought off the British soldiers in the 1700s. Many of you may have seen "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson. Several movie critics dubbed the film "a weak attempt to re-create Braveheart." If Braveheart is a really good IPA, then "The Patriot" is the Swamp Fox IPA.

(At one point during the movie "The Patriot", Mel Gibson repeatedly swings a hatchet into the body of a British soldier until he is literally covered in blood. I am fairly certain that my waiter at "Moon River" wished he had a hatchet.)

Photo of psoriasaurus
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.55/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear, yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Big floral and citrus scent looming over a very thin, very light malt character.

Taste: Rather light pale maltiness that fails miserable to provide any sense of balance to the hops. A flash of flowers and Meyer lemon before the strong bitterness. Long, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Very faint stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: No thanks. A beer that's altogether lacking in the malt department and relying on hop bitterness in lieu of hop flavor holds little interest for me.

Photo of crewfan1952
2.91/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Ryan011235
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rudabegga9
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SexyBeerB1tch
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of theshoe316
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of McUbermensch
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of WMattButler
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of donniecuffs
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured golden orange into a pint glass with less than a finger of white, average retention, and decent lacing. Decent visible carbonation. Smelled of bitter herbal hops, and some malt; not much in the way of citrus or fruit in general. Tasted very bitter with a dry finish, and again, little in the way of any fruit flavor. Highly carbonated, and on the thin side. This is an ipa that has potential, given the strong bitter presence that other failed specimens crave, but definitely needs some beefing up.

Photo of goblue3509
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a soapy slight head which leaves a little lace on the glass. The aroma is faint, there is more of a malt smell with a slight hop bite of citrus at the end. The taste is of citrus hops big and bitter, not alot of balance, but a good citrus hop bite and flavor. The mouthfeel is a little bit undercarbonated. Overall it was an average ipa the taste was good if not unbalanced, the nose lacked something and needs to be more inviting.

Photo of ExtraStout
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap, pours a hazy orange with a decent sized head.

Aroma full of citrus and spices. Some malt backbone but the spicey notes own the stage. For me, it was too much.

Cascade hops provide a citrus flavor with a very light sweetness. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Pretty good if you like some of the spicey seasonals out there. Flavor is a bit one-dimensional, but it is an easy drinking IPA. I think a little more hops would really help this beer out.

Photo of t_holland
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dpage27
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of goatsby
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ejohnson654
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmm1793
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of smibroncos
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. Poured an cloudy amber yellow color. Small pale head with decent lacing.

S. Hops pretty much overpowering other scents of citrus, corriander, and pine.

T. Hops, orange peel, bitter bite aftertaste.

M. Medium bodied beer, good carbonation.

D. Decent IPA slightly too bitter for me. the hoppy aftertaste was long lasting.

Photo of mnfinnkidd
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served as part of their 4oz sampler tray.

Copper in color with little head retention. Hops are very present in the nose. American style hops are easily identified. Similar to Bell's Two Hearted. Upon first taste the hops are in your face. Easily the hoppiest brew on the menu. The malt is not there to balance correctly. My favorite on the trip but it's similarly to TH could have something to do with that.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of AleApostle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Swamp Fox IPA from Moon River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.