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RATINGS: 231   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mattabadie (6) - - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (315) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
From a bottle to a pint... Hazy gold with bubbly white head that fades immediately. Some sweet malt and pine resin on nose and palate. Very bitter finish... Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours golden orange a bit hazy with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and a bit perfumey but not in a bad way. Flavor brings the hop perfume up TNT and all over, not smooth or pleasant like on the nose.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 12 oz bottle 1/25/14 (Gas Station)-Pours an amberish orange with a tan head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of citrus, pine, and malt. This full bodied brew is not too shabby.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle on Sanibel Island, FL. Hazy, bright amber with a small off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, grapefruit, honey and bread. Muddled taste of honey, pine, citrus, alcohol and caramel. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some biscuit and pine notes. The flavor is full of bitter resin, pine, biscuit malt and some medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a bit fuzzy (but mostly clear) orange with a small white head (that did not lasted that long but left lots of lacing). Aroma of hops, piney and citrus notes are predominant but you get some malts in there too. Taste is not that complex lots of hops, some malts a bit of smoke towards the end, quite sticky, it’s alright I guess...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
bottled, amber pour with mostly chemical and elmers glue paste for aroma and flavor, not good

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 12, ’12. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip. A: Malty and piney, not much depth here. A: Pours a brilliant medium gold with about an inch of head that dissipates at a fairly moderate pace and never seems to completely go away. T: Very sweet, some malt, and bitterness. Not a complicated beer, and far too sweet, IMO. P: Medium bodied, thick and sticky. Finish is sweet and sticky with the same sweet taste lingering. O: It could be worse, but there’s really just very little going on other than the sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle->SA. Clear lite copper with 1 inch frothy white head. A: stale hops, herbs, grass, wet hay. Not good. T: bittersweet, with spicy malt and floral hops. Moderate carbonation, thin fizzy finish. Lingering bittersweet boozy aftertaste becomes unpleasant. AP.


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