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
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of Jstorey7
4.52/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stanley23
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlennWB
2.13/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cloudy and bitter

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Photo of okcommuter
2.66/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shanty76
2.99/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of godlessape
2.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a slightly hazy honey colored body capped with a thin whitish head.
The aroma is nothing like your average American IPA but more like a British pale ale or IPA and that's not a bad thing at all. I do pick up a heady wiff of booze here along with burnt toffee.
I wish I could say something nice about the flavor, but that would be impossible. It's boozy and bitter and that's all folks.
The mouthfeel is medium in carbonation and dry.
Overall I'd say this was pretty disappointing.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cantal
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of efrankmcguire
2.69/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The name describes it's smell and taste.

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Photo of ZAP
3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I get a lot of leafy, tobacco, almost ganja like notes from the aroma and taste...floral maybe bu not fresh floral....a little syrupy in texture and feel...a little boozy splash of alcohol on the finish provides some drying bitterness.

Nothing in the way of citrus in this one. Kind of interesting but the more I drink it the more boozy and alcohol laden it feels......worth trying a bottle....not something I would buy more of.

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Photo of treyaxx
2.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JerrySmith
1.76/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Born in the cavernous anus of a vicious, marsh-dwelling jungle monster, this concoction will leave you confused, trembling and asking for maternal care.

When it touches your lips, you WILL know the taste of an unwashed monkey's bumbum. The visage of the beast shall haunt your dreams, and the bitterness will leave you nevermore. Beware this strange and unholy potion.

This is .............. Swamp Ape.

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Photo of Omnium
2.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Possibly one of the worst IPA's I've had in a long time.

Appearance is a murky muddy dark brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma reeks of sweet caramel malt, candied fruit, some diacetyl, and definitely alcohol.
Flavor is overwhelmingly sweet and boozy. Candied orange and cherry cough syrup, caramel malt, booze and more booze.
The mouthfeel is straight alcohol burn and chewy coating.
Felt like drinking some kind of awful homebrew from someone that did their first attempt at scratch.

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Photo of crownrl28
2.62/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of BEER88
3.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ellijay55
2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.09/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Kitesurferdude
2.12/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rolltide
2.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of normanbeats
1.6/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Might be the worst craft beer out of several hundred that I've ever had.

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of suckaj
1.78/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of OKbrew89
2.64/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass. Transparent, golden color with a one finger head that quickly fades and leaves a small ring of lacing at the very top of the glass. Aroma is skunked beer and pine hops. I think that is intended and not a rotten beer. The taste follows the nose. The skunked, almost gone bad taste hits first before a wave of bitter pine hops leaves a bitter aftertaste. Full bodied and medium-light carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden. There was no malt whatsoever and the skunk and hops were both very dominant.
I don't understand the thought behind this beer and had to pour it. I couldn't finish it due to the unusual (but purposeful) aroma and hops.

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Photo of PortLargo
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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