Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

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Swamp Ape IPASwamp Ape IPA
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2.99/5
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566 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:
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Added by CampusCrew on 09-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,458
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
566
pDev:
25.42%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 566 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of Homebrew
3.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.19/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigleague
3.38/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harsley
3.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of simonj01
3.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdfb79
2.96/5  rDev -1%
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 +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
2.81/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 22strong
3.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of BeerTest
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stella77artois
4.16/5  rDev +39.1%
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 +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Moose88
1.65/5  rDev -44.8%
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 -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of renaveg
3.45/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstorey7
4.52/5  rDev +51.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stanley23
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlennWB
2.13/5  rDev -28.8%
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 -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shanty76
2.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gentlystewed
2.45/5  rDev -18.1%
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 +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cantal
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of efrankmcguire
2.69/5  rDev -10%
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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Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 566 ratings