Swamp Ape IPA
Florida Beer Company

Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,296
ABV:
10%
Score:
71
Ranked #50,133
Avg:
3.03 | pDev: 25.08%
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
588
From:
Florida Beer Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  12
Gots
  120
SCORE
71
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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
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Reviews by stella77artois:
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stella77artois from New York

4.16/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why this is rated so low. I really liked it. Possibly it's because I had it fresh on tap in Florida. Nice floral aroma with notes of grapefruit and dankness. Hoppy bitterness, grapefruit, some citrus and booze on the tongue. Only thing I wasn't crazy about was the feeling. A bit sticky.

Overall, this is a very good DIPA and I will certainly but it again if I come upon it.

Feb 03, 2016
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JerrySmith from Florida

1.76/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Born in the cavernous anus of a vicious, marsh-dwelling jungle monster, this concoction will leave you confused, trembling and asking for maternal care.

When it touches your lips, you WILL know the taste of an unwashed monkey's bumbum. The visage of the beast shall haunt your dreams, and the bitterness will leave you nevermore. Beware this strange and unholy potion.

This is .............. Swamp Ape.

Nov 10, 2015
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Chrisbreeze

1.36/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is not borderline un-drinkable, it is un-drinkable. Hoppy-ness is lacking and the alcohol dominates. One of the few times I've actually poured a beer out.

Jan 02, 2015
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Everything_Belgium from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure about the negative reviews here. I thought this beer was very good. Very nice balance of taste and smell. It leaves a nice hoppy smooth aftertaste. I like a little bit of alcohol bite and this has that. Of course it doesn't compare to a Dogfish Head 120, but what does? Definitely worth a try. I would buy again and again.

My review is a nice smooth IPA which is easy to drink and would match well with any meal or any occasion.

Feb 10, 2014
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harsley from Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 19, 2016
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smartassboiler from Illinois

3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 11, 2018
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reptile3141 from Georgia

2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Mar 20, 2015
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Lerxst from Florida

2.29/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours amber, semi hazy, with a tightly knit slightly off white head that has fair retention and left a few spots of lace.

S-Earthy, grassy hops are there, but somewhat tame. Hints of bready malt are there along with an off putting astringency that is very distracting.

T-Hmm, there is something wrong here. A sour, medicinal flavor overwhelms everything here and the longer I drink this the worse it gets. I can pick up the earthy, grassy hops from the nose along with the bready malt back but they are both overwhelmed by the unpleasant medicinal flavor. Not good.

M-Medium body and carbonation, slightly slick but finishes dry.

O-This one was tough to finish. And I love DIPAs. I soldiered through to the end in an attempt to give this beer a fair shot, but it never got better. If anything it got worse as I went along.
There is no way I would buy this again.

Jan 06, 2013
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BostonPhilly from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Dec 29, 2013
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buckslayer50 from Florida

1/5  rDev -67%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

God awful, tried it as an entrance to craft beer and almost turned me off completely. Now that I have tried other IPA's I know that it's just that this beer in particular is terrible and I shouldn't judge all IPA's off of it. Just a terrible beer, try for yourself if you wish but I would not recommend it.

Feb 25, 2015
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cochan from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 29, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had from bottle

L: Pours a medium semi translucent amber. Thick white head with decent lacing.

S: Hops forward, piney and floral. Bit of a vegetable flavor. Malts and alcohol both present.

T/F: Medium hops, good piney and citrus notes. A stronger malt presence than expected and definite alcohol warmth. Moderate carbonation and a bit thick


O: A reasonably pleasant imperial IPA and better than its very low rating. It's nothing to compare to guys like Stone, Lagunitas, or Dogfish Head but it's at least passable. 10% ABV hides a lot of defincies and I'd drink it again... but not more than one in a session.

May 05, 2015
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progression

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

May 29, 2012
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TwBerk from Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer on draft and compared it to Cigar City Jai Alain out of a can and liked the Swamp better. However, I prefer double IPAs.

Mar 04, 2015
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BRLockwood from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jan 02, 2012
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34%

Feb 01, 2013
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BeerTest from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 07, 2016
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mszuch from California

1.56/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Rec'd this for trade.
I always keep an open mind with new beers and regions.
Unfortunately, this one disappointed.
Smell was not recognizable, with taste being hot and full of sugar and alcohol.
Maybe 20 years ago, this would have been extreme, but now its disappointing.

Ended up pouring out 3/4 of the glass, since there is no way I can go on after first two tastes.

This beer should be labeled barleywine without the barley.

Oct 08, 2011
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Scott_McCool from Florida

3/5  rDev -1%

Apr 20, 2013
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BdM from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 14, 2017
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david18 from New York

3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 14, 2014
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mar 31, 2016
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treyaxx from New Jersey

2.91/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nov 17, 2015
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deereless from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Oct 05, 2014
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K_Diggity from Florida

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

Apr 04, 2013
Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 588 ratings