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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5734) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6811) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle from David. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet citrus nose. A nice flavor; marmalade, oranges and lemon, biscuit. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Draft at Cigar City. Pours a golden orange color with a thick white head. Excellent lacing along the glass. Nice hoppy flavor. The alcohol is not as prominent as you would expect from the 10% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear bright copper orange with a small ring of spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly piny and soapy nose with some sweet light caramel and honey notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and some chewy sweet light caramel malts with a tinge of metallic character and resiny piny hops before a slightly warming bittersweet finish. Needs a little more balance and smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Poured up on tap at the Tampa Pour House with clear deep gold body and copper core as well as a nice lasting tan head. The modest aroma offers up tangelo-grapefruit flavored cotton candy, pears, peach fuzz, tropical mango like notes and faint maltiness. It seems to have a solid IPA aroma but only fair for an IIPA. The taste is both sweet and moderately bitter with sweet maltiness followed quickly by citrus and tropical fruit like hop flavor that rolls into some hop bitterness. By about midway subtle boozy notes and slightly soured citrus are noticed that aid in drying this out into the finish. Like the aroma this is a darn tasty IPA but rather timid IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On draft at Pourhouse Tampa. Pours clear orange with a white head. Nose is malt, booze, grapes?, grain, a twinge of citrus, and some earthy almost band-aid notes. Flavor is all of that with a hint of ape. I get booze, grapes, grain, malt, some earthy band aid, lots of sweet, and a few hops. Not very bitter for an IPA. Medium body and lots of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
The aroma is powerful and hoppy with lots of pine and citrus. There is malt too but this beer is not about balance. The appearance is hazy amber gold with a large foamy head compared to most beers of the style. The taste is like the aroma and too astringent for my taste. The palate is smooth. Overall this is true to style and sure to please many hop heads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2381) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Tap. Light caramel note for the hops, light to moderate orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, and background notes of alcohol, date and candy sugar. Head is small, creamy, slightly off-white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a alcoholic and dry finish. A sweeter than average DIPA, but it’s very drinkable with some decent aspects

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
An amber ale with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity esters, caramel, not much hops. In mouth, a nutty rosted malt, with peaty notes, British hops, not bad, but not a DIPA. On tap at Willards, Jan 5 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4429) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
On the humanistic scale and I hate IPA. Perfectly on style and on tap at the house of beers. Not a real strong IPA arome, hides the initial manly surprise. Nasty nelly initial oily blast. Creamy head. Big, strong and over the top, wew. Makes my tongue go dull and numb. Mouth coating shock turn me into a little girly beer geek. Linger? For many terrible days.

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