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Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
American IPA
3.96 | pDev: 16.67%
Aug 25, 2016
Jul 09, 2005
A strong hoppy ale. Brewed specifically for the hop lover. A blend of hops, prized for their aroma, gives this beer it’s great hop bouquet and lasting hop flavour.
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Rated: 3.81 by cd34 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

May 02, 2016
Rated: 3.28 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

May 09, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Full pint on tap right at the source. Lightly colored, a dark apple juice hue with an anemic white head. Aroma is a tad curious, juicy pears right off the bat followed by some tangerine, mango, and peach notes and a subtle brown sugar malt backbone. This was a different American IPA experience ... Certainly this brew is hopped to that degree of intensity and the smell is west coast but the flavors are decidedly those of an "old world"/"new world" hybrid model. Potently bitter to my palate and super fizzy to boot. The flavor spectrum traverses pine and grass, chamomile and juniper, tomato leaf and gooseberry, hints of tropical fruit and fresh cut flowers but goes right back to a gin-like herbal/medicinal bitterness, slightly sour perhaps. Subtle butterscotch and caramel lurk in the background initially but the malts do grow as you go. Like a British IPA on steroids, really. I detect some booze. The mouthfeel remains reasonably smooth but I did not find the overall impact to be terribly gentle. Ratings could improve if I am in an appropriate mood.
Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Sep 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Aug 26, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by 2beerdogs from California

Jul 23, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by Bryn from Canada (AB)

Jul 10, 2013
Rated: 4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Feb 04, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by KalanM from Canada (BC)

Nov 29, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Sep 05, 2012
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Reviewed by Thepumpkinpiper from Canada (BC)

1.09/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Rank, hellish IPA for those who love IPAs...

A - What you'd expect from an IPA - amber coloured. It looks nice but...

S - Paint thinner and peppermint, with a dash of ammonia.

T - Pure minty bitterness - pure s*** in my opinion. It's the ultimate trendy hipster drink - so hoppy and nasty, the singular reason why I would never touch an ipa ever again.

M - Honestly, the bitterness was so rank, I couldn't tell you.

Overall - A nightmare. It made me so sick afterwards - I could taste the minty bitterness for hours after, even the next morning. The worst beer I have ever tasted.
Sep 03, 2012
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Reviewed by FondueVoodoo from Canada (BC)

3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a pale and clear copper with 2 fingers of soapy white head leaving a scant ring of bubbles around the glass.

S: First hits pine, grassy notes and lemon, excellent lemon grass characteristics with mild bitter after taste. As the brew warmed up the tropical fruit scents developed, with notes of lycée, mango and pineapple. I'd suggest lingering over this drink a little to enjoy the changing scent as it warms.

T: Nice smooth pine and lemon with fresh cut grass echoing the lemon grass smell. A good level of maltiness up front that balance out the hops nicely. Overall it's a smooth IPA, with a level of malts that manage to compliment the hops, without outshining them.

M: Creamy, smooth and a little buttery, similar to an oaked chardonay, with enough body to leave a coating on the tongue. Fairly low carbonation - however I lingered over this for a good long time so that may be a result of the extended drinking time.

O: This brew is a well balanced mix of malts and hops with hints of tropical smells and tastes. I really enjoyed lingering over it enjoying the changing profile and recommend you try the same. Excellent paired with spicy noodles and fried eggs.
Jul 16, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by w00ddy from Canada (BC)

Feb 11, 2012
Rated: 5 by pudoo from Canada (BC)

Dec 31, 2011
Rated: 5 by EskimoDave from Canada (BC)

Dec 01, 2011
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