ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pine and citrusy hops, booze, and a solid dose of cardboard. Pours golden, fluffy white head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing. Flavor: high bitterness, fairly boozy, cardboard again, bit of a metallic note, caramel malts, fairly sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky on the palate.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber pour with a thin tan head. Scent is hoppy and piney. Taste is sweet malts, bready and finishes dry and bitter.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Light copper color, thin head. Aroma of simple Pale Ale. Bready malts, some Autumn leaves, peppery hops. Flavor is... whoa! Fusel. Brutally strong! Some sweet malt taste, with an orange/mango essence in the finish. Sweet hop oils disguise this beer from being an amber-colored Malt Liquor. Cool Label though.
jzzbassman (1572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark orange with a sticky white head. Flowery and alcohol aroma. Sweet malt flavor, with some flawed butter diacetyl notes, hops are astringent and piney.
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Turns out the Swamp Ape is no beast at all, just an alcoholic working a part-time job at a local beachfront flower shop in Melbourne, FL.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle pour. Nose had very little pine/citrus aroma for a double IPA. Some alcohol on the nose. Pour was clear brown with minimal head. Taste had some more hop presence + alcohol + malt. Ok for getting smashed but not something I would encourage anyone to buy.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured just slightly hazy lighter orange with a dusting of white head. The aroma picked up heavy orange meat and honeyed sugars upfront, evolving into a very serious Circus Peanut character.. after I got that, it was hard to pick out anything else.. just a little orange zest and alcohol warmth around. The flavor found tacky artificially-sweetened orange and Circus Peanut sweetness at the core.. bitter and boozy on the edges, with lots of residual sugars too.. almost like a barleywine made with cheap ingredients.. it warmed the belly, though. Medium-plus bodied with a whole lot of sugars on the palate.. not a bad beer, but don’t try to rate it to style.
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber straw color with a foamy white head. Citrus and pine hop nose. Medium bodied. The flavor is rather bland and slightly medicinal. The best thing I can say about it is that the high ABV is not imediately apparent
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rustico. Poured a golden body, small white head. Aroma was pine notes, sweet caramels, touch of honey I’d suppose? Hops aren’t nearly as big as I expected, but still pretty balanced for a Double IPA. 10% alcohol is hidden quite well.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour with a laced hard white head. Aroma of heavy malts and caramel with citrus and herb notes. Flavor is overwhelmed with aromatic hopps with citrus fruits. Sweet and bitter start that finishes crisp and dry. Good brew.