Sciaenhops | Swamp Head Brewery

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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GallowsThief on 02-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Oliversarmy1085
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of jgagne
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Mscanlon31
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge fan of reds but this is solid

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Photo of AndrewScottPentland
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JReites
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of HopkingGonzalo
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of nickfl
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of hoppheadIPA
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of KensWorld
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Graham19840
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very balanced red ale. Not overly malty or bitter. This beer has gotten better every year with little tweaks.

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Photo of TheMonkery
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of djtomain
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SFC21
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cubanbeerguy
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of fmccormi
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of buckslayer50
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good, solid beer, bought it because of my love for catching redfish and dont regret but wont seek it out again.

Edit: I am going to seek it out again lol, at the time I wasnt used to imperial ales, now that I have grown to enjoy more of this style I am going to try this one again.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark red with orange edges, big fluffy cream colored head. Settles slowly to a big cap with thick continents of lace on the glass. Smell: green tropical fruit, big pine hit, citrus rind, hint of stone fruit. Taste: sugared grapefruit, resiny pine, mango, big caramel backing with red plum. Soft, creamy feel into citrus peel and caramel coated drying and sticky finish. A very tasty double red.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GallowsThief
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a growler into my tulip.

A – Deep ruby red pour with a finger of sticky off white head that stayed around.

S – Really nice light floral smell with a nice piney hops aroma to follow. Lemon and citrus as well.

T – Big citrus hops hit right up front. Really rolls over the tongue. Get some light sweet orange followed by a more lemon and grapefruit. Nice malt backbone. Fairly good punch of hp bitterness but it balances nicely.

M – Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly drying feel at the end but is also slick on the palate.

O – Really nice offering here. The flavor is extremely balanced and works well together. Very easy drinker despite a pretty sizable ABV.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from the brewery. Pours a deep dark red color with a big fluffy off white head that just lingers. Won't go away. Nice big hop presence on the nose with pine and light citrus and a good bit of dankness to go along with earthy grassiness and a nice sweet smelling caramel backbone. Lots of dank earthiness to the flavor with pine, a caramel backbone, some light fruit to sweeten the flavor up. The mouthfeel is slick and resinous but has a nice drying finish. The only complaint here is that the carbonation is on the low side for a brew like this. A little more bubbly would have helped out an otherwise very nice red ale with a great punch of bitter hops. Worth having again.

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Sciaenhops from Swamp Head Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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