Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

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69
poor
553 Ratings
THE BROS
69
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CampusCrew on 09-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
553
Reviews:
133
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
26.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
115
For Trade:
1
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3.58/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.8/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.16/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.97/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.3/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.97/5  rDev +36%
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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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.86/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.34/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Though I am not an aficionado of IPAs I do appreciate a good one when I partake. Unfortunately, I am not so happy to have partaken the Swamp Ape.

Out of the glass it pours a clear and appealing amber color with thick head, little staying power, but very good lacing down the glass. The smell is just a smidge above marginal which goes along with the taste. This particular brew hails 10% ABV an though you don't feel it after the first bottle, it hits you pretty hard on the second. Add to that, I've actually have had plenty of 10% ABVs in my time and this one is by far my least favorite (which is unfortunate since I am a fan of the local brewer.) Anyway, the feel is crisp though with a unappealing aftertaste, all of it adding up, in my humble opinion to be a slightly better than average brew.

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3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.32/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
2.92 out of 5 based on 553 ratings.
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