Swamp Fox IPA | Moon River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
moonriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,036
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
132
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of MisterDeeds
2.28/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours copper/amber with a slight white head.

Smells extremely hoppy.

Doesn't taste as strong as the menu suggests. It seems like standard IPA with nothing too extreme going on.

Lighter than expected, and not to overpowering.

Not un-drinkable, but nothing to write home about here. This beer was named for the "Swamp Fox" who fought off the British soldiers in the 1700s. Many of you may have seen "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson. Several movie critics dubbed the film "a weak attempt to re-create Braveheart." If Braveheart is a really good IPA, then "The Patriot" is the Swamp Fox IPA.

(At one point during the movie "The Patriot", Mel Gibson repeatedly swings a hatchet into the body of a British soldier until he is literally covered in blood. I am fairly certain that my waiter at "Moon River" wished he had a hatchet.)

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Photo of psoriasaurus
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.55/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear, yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Big floral and citrus scent looming over a very thin, very light malt character.

Taste: Rather light pale maltiness that fails miserable to provide any sense of balance to the hops. A flash of flowers and Meyer lemon before the strong bitterness. Long, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Very faint stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: No thanks. A beer that's altogether lacking in the malt department and relying on hop bitterness in lieu of hop flavor holds little interest for me.

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Photo of Frenzeljr
2.77/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drinkable, but forgettable. Left a lot to be desired.

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Photo of crewfan1952
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of PassMeAZima
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Ryan011235
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rudabegga9
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of SexyBeerB1tch
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of theshoe316
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of McUbermensch
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jaybmore
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WMattButler
3.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donniecuffs
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured golden orange into a pint glass with less than a finger of white, average retention, and decent lacing. Decent visible carbonation. Smelled of bitter herbal hops, and some malt; not much in the way of citrus or fruit in general. Tasted very bitter with a dry finish, and again, little in the way of any fruit flavor. Highly carbonated, and on the thin side. This is an ipa that has potential, given the strong bitter presence that other failed specimens crave, but definitely needs some beefing up.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a soapy slight head which leaves a little lace on the glass. The aroma is faint, there is more of a malt smell with a slight hop bite of citrus at the end. The taste is of citrus hops big and bitter, not alot of balance, but a good citrus hop bite and flavor. The mouthfeel is a little bit undercarbonated. Overall it was an average ipa the taste was good if not unbalanced, the nose lacked something and needs to be more inviting.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap, pours a hazy orange with a decent sized head.

Aroma full of citrus and spices. Some malt backbone but the spicey notes own the stage. For me, it was too much.

Cascade hops provide a citrus flavor with a very light sweetness. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Pretty good if you like some of the spicey seasonals out there. Flavor is a bit one-dimensional, but it is an easy drinking IPA. I think a little more hops would really help this beer out.

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Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap.
Light Amber body topped by a good head.
Overly thin body is well carbonated (medium) but a bit watery.
Fruity and herbal hop aroma with faint bready malts.
Moderate to light hop load and bitterness for style.

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Photo of smibroncos
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. Poured an cloudy amber yellow color. Small pale head with decent lacing.

S. Hops pretty much overpowering other scents of citrus, corriander, and pine.

T. Hops, orange peel, bitter bite aftertaste.

M. Medium bodied beer, good carbonation.

D. Decent IPA slightly too bitter for me. the hoppy aftertaste was long lasting.

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Photo of mangoman39
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

historical ratings from personal notes

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Swamp Fox IPA from Moon River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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