10-10-10 IPA (Whiskey Barrel Aged) | Swamp Head Brewery

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Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Cheesemoose on 10-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by unclejimbay:
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4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap @ Kickbacks
Appearance was golden/copper with short head.
Distinct aromas whiskey, hints of caramelized malts, vanilla and citrus hop.
Tastes as it smells on a solid malt/caramel backbone. Sweetness is present but supported well by hop bitterness. Whiskey is present without being overly done.
Mouthfeel was medium-full for an IPA, appropraitte carbonation, sweeter finish.
Drinkable IPA on more of a "sippable" pace. This was a crowd favorite at the dinner. A big beer for sure, well done and enjoyable if you take this one slow.

Additional info;
I attended a Swamphead Beer dinner at Kickbacks here in Jacksonville Florida 12/13/2010. The lineup overall impressed me, brews were appropriatte to style and well done across the board. I most notably enjoyed the Hoe Hoe Hoe Wit, Tupelo Cream Ale, Stumpknocker APA, and 10-10-10 Whiskey Barrel Aged as standouts for the evening. Overall a very talented brewery across the entire lineup. I had chance to meet Luke the owner who was a great guy, and Craig the brewer who was passionate and open to share his processes. Both were knowlegdable and I am very excited about this new Florida Brewery.

Here is are most of the Swamphead brews that were offered at the dinner;
Hoe Hoe Hoe Winter Seasonal - a Belgian style specialty ale with cranberries, ginger and orange blossom honey
Wild Night Tupelo Honey Cream Ale
Cottonmouth Belgian Style Wheatbier
Stumpknocker American Pale Ale
Big Nose IPA
Saison du Swamp - Florida Style Saison with rye
10-10-10 Imperial IPA
10-10-10 Imperial IPA aged in Palm Ridge Whiskey barrels
Midnight Oil Oatmeal Stout with locally roasted organic fair trade coffee
Alderwood Smoked Porter
Chipotle Smoked Porter
Stumpknocker infused with Chipotle peppers
Catherine's Inspiration - Russian Imperial Stout
Catherine's Passion - Russian Imperial Stout infused with organic cocoa nibs and Midnight Oil coffee

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cheesemoose
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Kickbacks in Jacksonville. In all likelihood a very very limited release. Thanks Steve for this one!

Comes out a fine amber/yellow with a nice off white head. Little to no lacing, with the head fading to a nice film.

The smell on this one is ridiculous. Pineapple notes followed with a candy smell, almost like candied raisins or dates. The whiskey barrel smell comes through slightly, as almost a leather smell.

On the palate, you have to appreciate this oen slowly. The hops come through strong to start, with very powerful pineapple-citrus notes. As it warms, you get a very smooth, sweet deliciousness. This one is absolutely divine. The whiskey barrel age process brings caramel, sweet fruit and mild bourbon characteristics.

very smooth, light on the carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. A very nice find indeed.

Though limited, I wish they would bring this beer into a regular brew cycle, and maybe even do the whiskey barrel aged thing again.

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Photo of mullenite
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On cask in the tasting room.

Nice hazy amber color with a small head. Looked great in my snifter.

Smelled of tropical fruits, whiskey and carmel. Lots of orange and tangerine even some mango.

Taste was dominated by orange and tangerine flavors, some yeast flavors backed that up. The whiskey flavors blend perfectly.

Fairly thick and resinous mouthfeel with light carbonation.

This is far and away my favorite swamphead beer and one of my all time favorites. Excellent excellent beer.

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2.47/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On cask at redlight...

A: old penny copper, small frothy white head

S: glue like wiskey notes, sweet, pungent, some caramel, reminds me of a butterscotch candy a little.

T: mmm not what I expected. No hop flavor at all. Taste like medicine. There is a strong malt presence and a big wiskey flavor but they are not working well together. It's just kinda bla. I was expecting hops and malt with a wiskey finish. Not much here to smile about...

M: just sticky and flat (cask beer)

O: I guess I am just disappointed... A DIPA on wiskey sounded like a cool idea... I think this could be done a lot differently.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: golden with a solid head retention

smell: very bold and assertive hop presence. pine and citrus

taste: nicely balanced DIPA with Palm Ridge FL whiskey. well done

mouthfeel: medium bodied to full bodied DIPA,

drinkability: I tried this at the kickbacks Swamphead dinner among many others. This brewery in new and going in the right direction. Solid beer from a solid brewery. I would love to have this again.

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Photo of Skrypt
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Lob
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nickfl
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured with a one finger head of white foam on top of a clear, dark golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace.

S - Pungent, fruity hops with spicy notes of coconut, dill, and vanilla. Some lightly caramelized sugar notes with a hint of toffee in the background.

T - Spicy, fruity hop flavors up front with sugary, toasted malt. Notes of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple blend in the middle with coconut and vanilla notes from the barrel. The beer finishes with smooth, but powerful bitterness as well as sugary malt notes of bread and honey with dill and coconut that linger in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - This is a really well made beer. The hops meld perfectly with the woody notes from the barrel, which remind me more of plain white oak than they do of whiskey. The sugary malt balanced out the robust flavors perfectly and while the beer finishes somewhat sweet, it is extremely drinkable.

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Photo of jgagne
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice deep amber color with prominent creamy white head served in a snifter at Swamp Heads taproom

S-Nice blend of citrus fruits, whiskey and hops.

T-What a great DIPA, great balance of hops, fruits and of course whiskey. The whiskey was just right and not overpowering. The hop flavor was in my opinion perfect.

M-Full bodied with medium carbonation

O-Just awesome, one of my favorites from the great selection they are building at Swamp Head. Wish they would start bottling this one so i can start trading it and letting the rest of the country experience this awesome brewery.

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Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a firkin at one of their craft beer week events. Not reviewing to style, because, wow, whiskey barrel wasn't just for show. Poured a murky orange-brown. Smell: whiskey is here, yep. Caramel, toasted grain, with a subdued citric hopping. Taste: red delicious apple, caramel, whiskey starting to creep in, lemon peel. More whiskey in the finish. Silky feel with the usual low carbonation on cask. Barrel aged DIPAs are nothing unusual these days, except this one. Pretty unique and quite enjoyable.

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10-10-10 IPA (Whiskey Barrel Aged) from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 10 ratings