Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CampusCrew on 09-05-2010

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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of jwdahl_91
3.99/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into snifter as a gorgeous crystal clear amber-orange hue. Light to minimal carbonation with bubbles rising up the sides of the glass. Mild to medium lacing.

S: Citrus. Really ripe, sweet orange, mango, dried fruit, a lot of cherry and mixed berries (especially blueberries). Some light caramel malt, and medium floral notes.

T: Not as much hop as I had expected, although it does come out more as the drink opens up. Honeysuckle, mild amount of malt, sweet caramel, ripe plums, a lot of cherry, and a minute hint of alcohol. The after taste leaves a creamy feeling and the taste of caramel on the tongue.

M: Nice, easy drinking, medium bodied beer.

O: I was surprisingly pleased. I feel other reviews were too harsh. As an IPA it was a bit of a let down as I was expecting more hoppy bitterness. With such a name, I expected more muskiness and bitterness, not such fresh and fruity characteristics. As a beer, it was very tasty and very easy to drink. Overall I was pleased but as an IPA i wanted more bite and bitterness.

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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.06/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice honey color with a thick white head.

Sweet aroma if honey and hops.

Hot, harsh and hoppy. Buttery flavors mix with solvent alcohol and citrus-like hops. This one is all about the alcohol flavors.

Nice and smooth body, no doubt thanks to the high alcohol levels.

There are better IPAs (both double and regular) out there. I can't really recommend this one.

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2.22/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: This poured a clear dark gold with moderate off white head.
S: It smelled like bready malt and some faint citrus hops.
T: It tasted like sugary sweet honey and bready malt, with a little apricot and copper hops. It had a cloying sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a poor IPA. Maybe super fresh it was different, but this had no clean hop bitterness. The scent and taste were bad, and the body wasn't much better. The finish was harsh, so it wasn't that easy to drink. Not recommended.

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.74/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal-clear amber in color, with a huge head of off-white bubbles. Big. loopy lace.

Aroma is potent, herbal, oily hops. I get citrus, pine, and tropical fruit notes. Very very nice.

Taste is more strong hops -- big assault of oily, acidic hop goodness, but it's all tempered by a substantial malt profile. The big 10% ABV isn't immediately noticeable, though the body here does seem heavy. The finish concludes with a lingering hops bitterness.

This is a tasty, balanced (despite the big hops bite), and deceptively drinkable imperial IPA.

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
2.92 out of 5 based on 555 ratings.
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