Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CampusCrew on 09-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,927
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
560
pDev:
25.75%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
119
Trade:
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Ratings: 560 |  Reviews: 136
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4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LannyMoore
4.79/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Seems like people are rating this IPA who don’t know what to expect from IPA’s. I used to not like ‘em either till I Googled it and found out they’re supposed to taste like that. Now I’m a connoisseur. Believe me folks. This is a VERY good IPA! A new favorite for me! Swamp Ape, Please don’t change a thing! I love this beer!

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Photo of FlaS4
4.86/5  rDev +62.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really surprised to see such a low rating. This beer is quite malty, not quite balanced by the hops. Instead of a hoppy character it is a little sour, which is not necessarily bad, just unexpected. Overall I like it.

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Photo of mactrail
2.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

This pours a clear orange amber with modest foam in the big wine glass. Aroma of snubbed-out incense. Tastes of bubble gum, eucalyptus soap, old peaches, last night's barbecue. It's quite spritzy and crisp, but the flavors are so peculiar and unpleasant, who cares.

This may be the worst DIPA in my experience. The first bottle I had two sips, grimaced, and in the morning poured it out. The second try I was more prepared but the woody, soy sauce flavor along with the burnt fruit cocktail taste is too much for me. From the Mendez Mobil in Coral Gables. From the refrigerator, even.

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Photo of SamuelD3
3.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of coopdog1000
3.76/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.58/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.28/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.16/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MTKATL
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.17/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.15/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManlyWealth
3.97/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I’m going to agree with Everything Belgium and Nedry. Not sure what prompted all the negative reviews, but I enjoyed this DIPA. I thought this was a good beer. Perhaps Florida Beer Co has a brewing consistency issue? Swamp Ape pours a cloudy, golden amber color with a healthy off white head. It has a nice balance of taste and smell with a familiar high gravity aroma and a bitter/sweet taste. The finish is hoppy, but smooth and ends in high gravity alcohol bite. I enjoyed it. Florida Beer, if you're listening (reading) these reviews, check in with your quality control department... how's your output consistency?

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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 560 ratings
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