10-10-10 IPA | Swamp Head Brewery

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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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Our limited release Imperial IPA is all about excess. We use massive quantities of the finest European barley malts and American hops to produce a wonderfully malty beer with outrageous hop expression. From the initial aroma, through the balanced finish and the lingering hop flavors that coat your palette, 10-10-10 is truly fertilizer for the hop lover's soul!

BFBC BronzeIngredients:
Maris Otter and Munich Malts
Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Northern Brewer, and Simcoe Hops

Production targets:
Original gravity: 24 Brix
IBUs: 110
Alcohol By Volume: 10%"

Added by tpd975 on 03-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and a decent head that leaves a bit of lace behind

Smell: Pine and pith and balanced out by caramel elements

Taste: The caramel flavors appear first, followed by the piney bitterness that balances out mid-palate; after the swallow, the malty flavors surge forward though there is a lingering hoppy bitterness

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This beer fits into the balanced DIPA category; while hops abound, there is a lot of malty presence from start to finish

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy, golden-orange body, topped with a small head of off-white foam. Good retention and nice, thick lace.

S - An aroma of sweet, fruity hops with lots of pineapple and grapefruit. A light tobacco note with some toasted malt and a hint of caramel.

T - Sweet, bready malt up front with some toast and toffee notes. Strong hops appear in the middle with notes of pungent pine, mango, and grapefruit. Finishes with lots of bready malt and light toffee as well as strong bitterness. Lingering toasty malt and hop bitterness that leaves a tobacco like impression on the palate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - This is a very nice DIPA. The hop character is pungent with hefty bitterness, but there is more than enough malt to balance it out. This combination of rich malt and hop character creates a nice level of complexity that lingers and evolves through the finish. This reminds me in many ways of Dogfish Head 90 min IPA. Definitely worth trying; after this beer I am looking forward to seeing what SwampHead can do in the future.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear deep golden honey to copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate notes of orange + peach highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy sudsy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith and piney hops over the top of moderate aromas of caramel + grainy sweet malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of moderately sweet caramel + grainy malts. That is followed by moderate to strong flavor of citrus/grapefruit pith and piney hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long. Light hints of alcohol in the finish but not too sharp a flavor.

M: Slightly fuller than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: A very well balanced DIPA - both malty sweet and hoppy bitterness but neither outshine the other. Easy to drink for the strength and enjoyable.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glad i got a chance to try all of these on my florida trip back in april. served into a pint glass.

golden amber in color with a nice head of white that was about two inches at first but then slowly settled down into a rich lacing that coated the sides of the glass. Such a sweet, sharp citrus aroma coming off of this one, simply amazing. Like pineapple and grapefruit juice mixed in a glass and hit with a shot of orange, it was simply amazing. First sip sucked the moisture from my palate. Lip smacking good. Sharp, biting citrus flavor, pineapple and grapefruit rule the day here as the richness and juiceness is simply overwhelming. Each sip seemed to get sharper, crisper then the one before.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drabmuh
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stubbies, beer is orange and hazy with a thin white head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Served a little too cold perhaps but so far so good.

The aroma has a nice hop chewiness with great aromatic pininess with some fruit / citrus (amarillo aroma) and lots of it, there is some malt that sneaks through but appropriate amounts, smells good.

I think they really nailed the bitterness of this beer well. It has this nice chewiness to the whole thing. Great body, mildly sweet, very bitter, the hops are the star here. It reminds me mildly of Pliny (somewhat). Not quite as good in my opinion but it is a stellar IPA all around. I'd have it again for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of petermethot
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my cousin Sonny down in FL for sending this one up to me. This will be my first Swamp Head experience and following that will be the 10-10-10 Pappy and Resentment.

A- Poured to a deep tulip and a pint glass with both receiving a fairly hazy, orange-amber brew. A thick, creamy white cap builds up to two fingers with great retention. Thick, frothy ring leaves huge lace pillows at the top with webs behind that.

S- Big aroma jumps out of that glass that has substantial hop and malt character. Hops pack a citrus zest, pine and resinous punch. Base of caramelized, toasty malts and some yeast fruit hints.

T- The first few sips bring a beer that is divided right down the middle between hops and malts. After some time the hops gain some strength on the grains with grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin and stone fruit notes. Fresh cracked grains, toast, biscuit, cereal and crystal malts provide a balance. Some mango hints on the back end.

MF- Thick bodied with a creamy, somewhat chewy texture. Carbonation at a high level which caters to the copious hops and the heavy bitterness that seems to linger forever.

This beer drinks big time but strikes a hard-to-find balance between big malts and big hops. Both aspects of the flavor are intriguing and work well off of each other. I find that many DIPAs have the malts in there as a result only of the high ABV, here it feels like the brewer's vision.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrallen34
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Hunaphu release... Pours a murky dark gold. The head off white rises a couple fingers, gone quickly, ok lace... The aroma is caramel malt with citrus, alcohol, and some hops on the finish. Ok... The taste is a little too strong with too much alcohol and just a little blah, not very flavorful. Alcohol with generic hops.

Not a big fan of this, nothing new.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml grabbed from the brewery just this week. Poured fresh. A beautiful dark orange pour, a little hazy, with a two finger off white head that is looking super creamy. Floral aroma, grapefruit, orange rinds, som big toffee malt sweetness. Flavor is very malt forward with lots of sweet caramel, then a good but of grapefruit and orange rind follow and linger. The mouthfeel is slick, low carbonation for the style, with a bright fruity character that leaves this lighter than it should be on the palate. Overall this was more malt forward than I had hoped--bordering on a fresh American Barleywine--but a nice beer nonetheless. Don't expect a big citrus west coast IPA when going into this and it is enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Photo of RoyalT
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – A classic DIPA with a cloudy but intense orange body and an easy off-white head.

Smell – This was a complete fail for the brewers in an otherwise excellent offering. I could not find any aromatic hops and the malts were absent.

Taste – The ale redeemed itself here. The risky inclusion of Maris Otters paid off here as the balance was impeccable even amongst the roar of Triple Cs. Nailed it.

Mouthfeel – The bitterness will be too much for most and this beer is huge, nearly full-bodied.

Drinkability – The strong bitterness made this one a bit clumsy but otherwise a good effort.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from long-standing notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City Humidor tulip glass.

A: Hazy dark gold with some orange highlights. Quite a bit of visible carbonation leads to a big fluffy white head with average retention.

S: Seems rather muted for a DIPA. Oranges and resin and bready malts. Not too much going on here.

T: Resinous, grapefruit citrus and some herbal hops. Bready malts with modest sweetness. A bit of spicy hop flavors show up near the end. A restrained bitterness on the finish - mostly grapefruit pith.

M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation. Alcohol presence seems well-hidden.

O: Not the best DIPA around by any stretch, but very drinkable. It's worth trying if you haven't yet.

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10-10-10 IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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