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Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
BA SCORE
2.98/5
Poor
557 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#44,208
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
557
pDev:
25.5%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
117
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of bb-magic
3.3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManlyWealth
3.97/5  rDev +33.2%
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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Photo of CityofWind_brew
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JPadilla
2.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.34/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Photo of WDJersey
3.12/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lochnessmonster
2.32/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hoosier222002
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of npendres
1.59/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Nakalis
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bigdwolfgang
3.38/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma is hops and sweet malt. The flavor is first rate. A nice hop flavor with a nice alcohol burn.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.96/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
2.77/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.29/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an almost clear deep gold producing a single finger of frothy, short-lived, beige head that leaves minimal lace. Aroma is wet & resinous with citrus (primarily orange wih hints of grapefruit) balanced with caramel & pie dough breadiness. Taste is caramel & biscuit maltiness wrapped up in syrupy & sugary citrus & tropical fruit notes where orange & pineapple are predominant with resinous pine in the finish & aftertaste. There is a high octane bitterness following the cloying sweetness that is pine resin, grapefruit & alcohol intense. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied, low-moderate carbonation, oily, slick, juicy, wet & slightly drawing in the aftertaste. A syrupy & overly sweet, noticeably high octane alcohol brew that finishes sweet & gravitates to an intense & lingering bitter aftertaste. I think it gets a low rating because of its syrupy body & cloying sweetness not typically associated with a DIPA. It is my opinion that the Florida Beer Company has pulled off something quite unique if not very pleasant. For those liking something far out of the ordinary in their beer styles this might be the Holy Grail of DIPAs. What the hell do you expect out beer relating to something so unpleasant as the Florida swamp ape myth dictates. For that it deserves a rating of at least a 3 or better!

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Photo of icemanls4
2.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Homebrew
3.39/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.19/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigleague
3.38/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harsley
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 557 ratings
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