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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4586) - 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 (4298) - 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 (2368) - 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 (10698) - 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 (4382) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Heavy sweetness, with a moderate thickness, long finish, lively carb. Light hop presence and subtle malt undertone. Somewhere south of middle of the road.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Being from Florida, and happily having moved away from there nearly 20 years ago, I was intrigued with the Swamp Ape sighting in my local beer joint. It pours reddish-amber with almost no head. Aroma is alcohol, some sweetness, and hops. Pretty muted aroma overall. The flavor is not very good. It is hot-alcoholic, sweet and not nearly as hoppy as I expected, this is a IIPA after all. In my under-informed opinion this one needs to go back to the drawing board for a reformulation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Poured golden with thin head that dissapated quickly smelled of light hops and alcoholtasted fruitty and hoppy with alcohol not the best but drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6751) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2010
Growler from Hopscotch. Clear deep golden witha medium white head. The aroma is peach, citrus and pine. The flavour is peach, sweet malt, sweet caramel and some citrus. Quite sweet overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2010
12 oz bottle. Hints of mild oxidation on the nose, malty with skunky hops. Pours a golden blonde with no head. Malty with piney hops with hints of resin and mustiness. Not horrible.

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