Island Hop Pale Ale | Swamp Head Brewery

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jgagne on 10-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
4
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a hazy deep gold with amber hue body. Some lacing. Aroma is mostly hops and citrus. Flavor is a mildly complex hop character and nice malt backbone. This is a nice drinkable pale ale. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice pale ale but not memorable.

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Photo of AlCzerik
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of One2Remeber
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tropical pale ale poured into a pint glass

A: Beautiful creamy, frothy head. Thick then fades after several minutes to sticky reside like a dense spiderweb. Body a light golden color, completely transparent. Best legs I have ever seen, now the glass is nearly empty; heavy thick rings left after each sip.

S: I get the "tropical" part of style title. Earthly hops with a pungent aroma of green fruit like an apple. Dominant sweet sugars in the undertones from malts. Smells like a watermelon jollyrancher.

T: Crisp, traditional taste for a pale ale. Wonderful transition of sweet sugary malts to fruity hop that blend together at the back end.

M: Slippery on the roof of mouth. Beer stays together like a wet, sticky feeling compared to falling apart to a bubbly carbonation on the back end splash.

O: Similar to Sierra Nevada PA in the sense it is true to style; fresh, strong hop taste without trying to be an IPA. Very drinkable and well-balanced. Swamp Head is an incredible brewery. This is Stump Knocker taken to a whole another level.

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Photo of jgagne
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-A nice burnt golden body with prominent white head.

S-Great tropical fruit/ hoppy smell. Hints of Grapefruit and papaya.

T-Really amazing hop flavor. Nice smooth citruis taste at first taste, then a giant hop bite that will stay with you for hours. Really amazing.

M-Medium body with high carbonation.

O-Really a wonderful beer. One of my favorite Swampheads. I hope the start having it more available. Awesome stuff.

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Island Hop Pale Ale from Swamp Head Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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