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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Firsthand accounts describe an intense beast with a potent aroma and bite. Proof that the elusive monster exists? Or proof that brewing with five distinct varieties of hops creates an unbelievable, relentlessly hopped India Pale Ale? One taste and you’ll know, Swamp Ape is for real. Editor: if you have a black IPA in your hands, rate it under "Black Swamp Ape," not here...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle at Coffee District. Dark amber color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is pretty much hoppy, earthy, and piney. Flavor has a good hop presence with a solid malt back. The malt makes this beer a little sweet, probably a little to sweet for my liking. A solid beer non the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2011
Draft. Small nose. Intense bitterness tappers to alcohol burn. Lackluster palate w/ little going on. Drinkable for abv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Aurelius (4731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pickled, phenolic/chemical aroma with some artificial banana notes. Bad label that doesn’t glow in the dark as it appears that it ought. Clear tinged tan beer. Potent, sweet, and nearly undrinkable. Long hoppy aroma. ABC Liquors, Betton Hills.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
A: Pours a very clear golden orange color with a finger of white head and some sticky lacing. S: Much sweeter than expected. Most of the aroma is reminiscent of sugar and candy. Some light fruitiness, maybe some grass. Not much hop aroma, though. T: Very minimally bitter. Intensely sweet. Sugary and candy-like without much balance or depth to the flavor. No real hop flavor to this beer either. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: It could be worse, but there’s really just very little going on other than the sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JRock72 (605) - - APR 5, 2011
Same bottle as pictured. We were wondering if this was a double IPA or not before opening it. Aroma and taste was nice at first but as you drank more you could taste more and more alcohol which was kind of unpleasant at the end. I probably wouldn’t buy any if I saw it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
On tap at Swamp House in DeBary, FL. Lots of fresh hop smell in there, typical hop combo def with some cascade. Mouth feel is good and viscus for an IPA. Lots of sweet caramel malt. Taste, although there’s some good hop character in this one, its a bit round and muddled. Easy drinking for 10% and should really be sold as a IIPA. This was ok for me, nothing special... I don’t get the high gravity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
Smelt good, but wasnt really a huge fan of this one, it had a strong hoppy, citrusy aroma and taste was nice at first but then it hit me with an alcoholy and malty taste, kind of like a date fruit or something, overall prob wouldnt have again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
Growler @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a rich copper body with nice slightly off-white head that holds well. Sweet sticky malt, but not that much hop character honestly. The flavor is not good. Its metallic, medicinal, and even tastes a bit like band aids smell. I’m not gonna waste my time with any further notes, other than this one: This is the worst IIPA I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle from ibrew2or3. Thanks Dave! Nose on this one is rather sweet, full of doughy sweet malts, oranges, and somewhat earthy/peppery hops. Pours hazy golden amber, frothy short lived head, soft lace. The flavor is big and doughy, pale sweetness on top of candied oranges, floral hops, earthy notes, and black pepper bite in the finish. Some alcohol heat comes through in the finish as well.

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