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Swamp Fox IPA - Moon River Brewing Company

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Swamp Fox IPA
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BA SCORE
83
good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

SkinnyElvis, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jlove5, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

goatsby, Nov 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

HamGlade10, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of theshoe316
3/5  rDev -17.4%

theshoe316, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with excellent lacing on a hazy bright golden body.

S: citrus, musty and earthy hops. Some pale malts

T: nicely hoppy with floral and citrus hops dominating on a solid but mild malt profile.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a nice IPA. Not very memorable but still drinkable

kylehay2004, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ColSanders123, May 26, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

THECPJ, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -17.4%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - poured with one finger of white foam on a hazy, dark golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves excellent lace.

S - grapefruit and pine hops with a sweaty now and some beady toffee in the background.

T - grassy, pungent hops up front with a lot of pine, grapefruit and some onion character. Some orange and more sweaty hops in the middle. The beer finishes with a balance between sweet, light malt and moderate bitterness.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - very nice aroma, the flavor works well at first, but gets kind of medicinal and cloying in the finish.

nickfl, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Ryan011235, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Moon River Brewing Company, Savannah, GA

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some hints of citrus.
T: The taste has flavors of pine resin hops but not much in the way of underlying malts. There is a moderate amount of bitterness, which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is a good representation of the style because it is hoppy but not overly difficult to drink.

metter98, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Brewski4Drewski
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes, Enjoyed September 3 at Savannah Craft Brew Fest '11.
L: Pours hazy amber with soapy white head, leaves lacing.

S: Hoppy, citrus, piney aroma. Hop smell almost oily and vaguely similar to another type I like. Nice work guys.

T&M: Hop bite and flavour. Decent brew and East Coast attempt. Smooth, maybe more carbon?

O: Local brews, gotta support 'em. These guys are coming out swinging watch out for them comning soon.

Brewski4Drewski, Sep 04, 2011
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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.

goblue3509, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of ExtraStout
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.

ExtraStout, May 28, 2011
Photo of G2Brew
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Moon River Brewery, poured into a straight-sided pint glass.

A - Golden Amber with a slight haze. Poured a short finger of creamy, yellowish nearly white head that didn't last very long, but left decent lacing.

S - A little short on aroma. There was some nice, sweet malt and citrusy, floral hops, but I would have liked more in an IPA.

T - This beer has a strong flavor profile, not entirely typical, which makes it interesting. The malt comes through, but it's very hoppy, as I want in an IPA. Citrusy, floral, and a little pine. Very nice. It's fun to taste a beer that fits type but still manages to surprise you.

M - Medium body and carbonation, slightly astringent. Feels like an IPA should feel.

D - This is a very pleasurable beer, these guys know what they're doing. When I go to Moon River again, I will drink two beers: this IPA, and something new.

G2Brew, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of jsanford
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Moon River Brewery in Savannah, GA. Poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Clear glowing gold with a thin, creamy white head. Nice retention, leaves a bit of sticky lacing.
S - Fairly pungent hop aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, and a slight cattiness with some sweet honey malt.
T - Very similar to the nose, orange zest, pine and grapefruit make themselves know with the same sweet malt backbone. Nicely balanced.
M - Slightly creamy with a medium body and moderately prickly carbonation.
D - Nicely drinkable, but none too sessionable at 7% ABV (that's what it was listed as on the menu). Really wish I could try the Rosemary version.

jsanford, Mar 03, 2011
Swamp Fox IPA from Moon River Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.