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RATINGS: 240   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy orange with slight white head. Aroma is mixed citrus, wet hops. Taste is hop resin, biscuit, alcohol. A bit more earthy than I prefer in my DIPAs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (6752) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, orange peel, toffee, oxidized/cardboard, some hints of grain, spice, slight lemon. Taste is a mix of caramel, herbal, oxidized, some red fruit, finishing sweet. Blech.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear tangerine color with a small white head. aroma is really bready and sugary. Flavor is bitter as fuuu, really syrupy and doesn’t hide the booze at all. I could go without drinking this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Golden in the glass. The beer is sweet. Very sweet and nicely hopped. Nice floral, but way too sweet. The aftertaste is sticky sweet and floral. --> Way too sweet in the body! --> 9/8/9/8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
bottle. One of the best Imperial IPA’s I’ve had. Intense hops, well masked alcohol and big citrus - all incredibly balanced. Bummed I only had one. This is a phenomenal beer!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
James0127 (1) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized white head. Citrus, some fruitiness, toasty, and lighter caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2616) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a frothy white head and decent lacing. Tastes sweet, nutty, like strong alcohol, dry pine, grapefruit. Medium body and light carbonation. Smells like sweet raisins, toasted grains, biscuits, grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3862) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, floral notes, light candy sugar, light tropical fruit, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malt base with floral hop bitterness, light grassiness, light fruit esters, and faint toast; semisweet finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mattabadie (7) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Pours amber. Really sharp bite and skunky and smoky aroma. Not sure I’d get this one again - just too overpowering.

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