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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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73 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2002)
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MisterDeeds

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -38%
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.)

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2008 00:44:47 | More by MisterDeeds
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-04-2014 23:43:10 | More by psoriasaurus
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2009 18:00:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-27-2014 02:06:16 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-10-2012 16:15:54 | More by tfsimpkins
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-05-2012 06:36:26 | More by Ryan011235
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-07-2013 01:18:12 | More by Thedrizzle
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-09-2014 10:21:18 | More by rudabegga9
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SexyBeerB1tch

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-29-2014 19:54:23 | More by SexyBeerB1tch
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theshoe316

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-14-2012 17:10:34 | More by theshoe316
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2010 02:16:51 | More by donniecuffs
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 21:09:43 | More by goblue3509
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2011 01:35:50 | More by ExtraStout
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t_holland

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-04-2014 21:58:24 | More by t_holland
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goatsby

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-14-2012 01:43:18 | More by goatsby
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kmm1793

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-01-2014 22:01:21 | More by kmm1793
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smibroncos

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2009 23:46:17 | More by smibroncos
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mnfinnkidd

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2007 18:22:33 | More by mnfinnkidd
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2013 23:06:42 | More by SkinnyElvis
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AleApostle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-24-2012 15:57:31 | More by AleApostle
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-03-2012 20:22:31 | More by sendbeer
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2014 15:13:59 | More by harpus
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at teh brewpub, served in a shaker pint, beer is amber with a slight haze, off white / tan head of small bubbles, low retention, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, citrus, mild earthiness and pine.

Beer is medium in body, moderate bitterness on the back end, not a dry finish, moderate malt throughout, nice citrus hops in the middle. A slightly above average IPA for the masses, enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2012 20:08:17 | More by drabmuh
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2014 20:13:31 | More by xJMFCx
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2012 20:13:42 | More by THECPJ
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Swamp Fox IPA from Moon River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.