Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
BA SCORE
2.98/5
555 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:
#43,819
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
555
pDev:
25.5%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
117
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 555 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of stella77artois
4.16/5  rDev +39.6%
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 +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Moose88
1.65/5  rDev -44.6%
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 -1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of renaveg
3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstorey7
4.52/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stanley23
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlennWB
2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
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 -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shanty76
2.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of godlessape
2.45/5  rDev -17.8%
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 +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cantal
3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of efrankmcguire
2.69/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +5.7%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JerrySmith
1.76/5  rDev -40.9%
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 -23.5%
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 -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of BEER88
3.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.09/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Kitesurferdude
2.12/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rolltide
2.72/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of normanbeats
1.6/5  rDev -46.3%
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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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 555 ratings
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