Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

BA SCORE
69
poor
550 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor
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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:
550
Reviews:
133
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
26.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
114
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of npendres
1.59/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Nakalis
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bigdwolfgang
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +54.1%
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 +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
2.77/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.29/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Homebrew
3.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.19/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigleague
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harsley
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of simonj01
3.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdfb79
2.96/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From 02/27/16 notes. 12 oz. bottle at Chop in Marco Island, FL.

Not a very good beer; not very hoppy and bitter alcohol in the taste. Not worth checking out, wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of FrankTheTank310
3.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
2.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 22strong
3.02/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayes86
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of stella77artois
4.16/5  rDev +42.5%
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.

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

Photo of Moose88
1.65/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The Swamp Ape is as brutal and harsh as an actual Swamp Ape. This thing is so amazingly horrible you have to try it for yourself. Just take my advice and order one for the table so no one person is responsible for the whole beer. Sweet malts and grassy hop flavors are met with a skunky booziness. Think Bell's Two Hearted Ale aged in Mr Boston Vodka trash cans.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
2.94/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of renaveg
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
2.92 out of 5 based on 550 ratings.
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