Tropical Disturbance | Swamp Head Brewery

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87
very good
51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States
swamphead.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BMMillsy on 02-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Rachael5
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright and semi chill hazed golden orange with a pilloy finger of white foam that dissipates but leaves a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Orange and lemon rind, mango, caramel malt sweetness, and pine.

Strong piney bitterness right up front. The caramel sweetness, citrus, and tropical fruit notes are also there, but very muted due to the noticeable abv and piney brashness.

Full-bodied, medium carbonation, piney, bitter, dry.

Overall, a very gorgeous and quaffable brew, but it falls apart at first sip. The bright citrus and tropical fruit notes that dominate the aroma are overpowered by a dry, piney, bitterness. Good, but needs some touching up.

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Photo of GoGators
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber with a fluffy 2 finger head and great lacing. Smells of tea leaf and sweetness. Tastes of earthiness, mild hop bite after drinking turns to medium bitterness aftertaste. Tastes very smooth for a double. Not much of a flavor profile to go with this beautiful looking beer. Would be a one glass and done.

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Photo of rickrem
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not too sure here about this review since it looks like the bottle date is about 9 months ago. Not really sure if I'm getting the correct representation of this beer or an old or 'aged' version? ?

Pours a murky coppery orange color with a big slightly off white large bubbly head. End of the bottle has a fair amount of yeast sediment.

Smell has the tropical fruity aroma with some mustiness.

Taste is quite easy drinking. Has some tartness to it which is not what I was expecting nor maybe what I should be expecting? If I'm getting a correct interpretation of this beer, It somewhat misses the mark of a DIPA, but if they were going for a brett IPA, they might be on to something. Picks up the tropical, bitter taste and has a slightly heavy mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, I would love to give this another try, especially if it were fresh on draft. I might then have a better idea of what to expect so you Floridians might have a better opinion.

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Photo of ejohnson654
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbenitez25
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mouthful of a beer. Mangoes and citrus on the nose with a very bright hoppy front end.well balanced as well. Fantastic beer

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Photo of jbwimer
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobGNARley352
3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jarnol21
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep gold with a nice thick white head.

Nose is all tropical fruit and assertive IPA tones.

Mouth feel is a nice balance; medium carbonation and an invitation to drink more.

Flavor is big tropical fruit bitter with nice citrus tones. An aggressive double IPA that's quite nice.

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Photo of Beer21
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy darker amber with one finger thick dense creamy head, thin sheet of lace halfway down the glass. Smell: toffee, biscuit, citrus rind, notes of melon, pine and minty herbs. Taste: whole wheat biscuit, honey, a bit chalky, grapefruit rind, pine, herbal. Medium bodied, sugary and oily, creamy carbonation, with slightly drying finish. Nice flavors, feels unfocused.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was lucky enough to pick this newly bottled 750ml bottle up at the swamp last week. Pours a 4 finger light cream head and slight cloudy orange Amber color. Great head retention and lacing. Smells of fresh hops. Sweat citrus aromas. Taste is much lighter than expected. Slightly tart hoppy taste with almost no aftertaste. No alcohol presence at all. For being 8.7%, it's hard to believe. This is got to be the lightest tastings DIPA out there. I like this a lot. Very drinkable. If it were only canned it would be a perfect potent IPA. 4.50

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Tropical Disturbance from Swamp Head Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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