Swamp Ape IPA | Florida Beer Company

BA SCORE
69
poor
551 Ratings
THE BROS
69
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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:
551
Reviews:
133
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
26.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
115
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 133
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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.06/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Ack! Hairspray! Again. I hope this isn't from the establishment I'm at. Malty mess, really. No hop punch. No appropriate bitterness. A mess.

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Photo of Lukebell15
2.77/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayden34
4.06/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this DIPA, but as others have noted it is a bit too boozy on the back end.

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Photo of acashk
2.8/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of connorverrill
2.55/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

It was hard to focus on any particular flavors i may have gotten from this beer due to the overwhelming boozy aftertaste. Wasnt alot of hop flavors to me either, just left a vodka like after taste in my mouth. Kinda felt like i took a shot of crappy liquor

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Photo of DuffDaddy
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tastes fine on the front end, but the hops accumulate in your throat. By the time you finish the bottle, it's awful. Extra points for the cool label. 50 cent single from ABC.

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Photo of Gator_Nation
4.16/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this. Nice - sweet, malty, hoppy.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jemarent
3.58/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a balanced beer at all

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Photo of WilliamJRileyJr
3.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason_cs
3.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BigJace21
3.79/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good not great. Looks nice, smells alright, tastes good. You can definitely taste the alcohol. Much better choices at better prices.

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

Had from bottle

L: Pours a medium semi translucent amber. Thick white head with decent lacing.

S: Hops forward, piney and floral. Bit of a vegetable flavor. Malts and alcohol both present.

T/F: Medium hops, good piney and citrus notes. A stronger malt presence than expected and definite alcohol warmth. Moderate carbonation and a bit thick


O: A reasonably pleasant imperial IPA and better than its very low rating. It's nothing to compare to guys like Stone, Lagunitas, or Dogfish Head but it's at least passable. 10% ABV hides a lot of defincies and I'd drink it again... but not more than one in a session.

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Archdale74
3.49/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mozartandmadnes
2.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Brevbin
2.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Swamp Ape IPA from Florida Beer Company
2.92 out of 5 based on 551 ratings.
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