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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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. Editor: if you have a black IPA in your hands, rate it under "Black Swamp Ape," not here...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zizzybalubba (1644) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Hazy dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pine, and mango. Taste offers tropical fruit, caramel, pineapple, and tangerine. The malt-to-hop ratio favors the malts a bit too much for my liking. Also, not sure if they chose hops that I do not care for but something else seems "off" with the flavor. Alcohol is a bit too present. Probably not as bad as I was expecting but still one of the last beers I would reach for in terms of a DIPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa, opened 7/31/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Looks a little viscous. Aroma of pale malt, clay, mild citrus hops. The taste is tropical fruits, citrus, pale malt. Medium bodied. I won’t say off balance just… oddly balanced. Strange beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2014
10oz pour at The Beer Dispensary. Ooooh.in medicanal grapefruit. Tad gazed golden orange color. Ok head and lace. Biter flavor. Thick body oily creamy mouthfeel biter finish. Kind of yuck. That’s all..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
logging this in from untappd to synchronize all my beers into rate beer for better statistics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6443) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with ivory head. Marshmallow, pine, light boozy aromas. Medium body with average co2. Sharp caramel sweet flavor with a hoppy pine, boozy bitterness____drying boozy spicy finish---big n boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (334) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle 355 ml 10% abv. Cloudy amber colour. Very bitter with fruity sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable. Too unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2014
This was a pretty poor double ipa. Tons of alcohol present more than anything else. The aftertaste is really quite poor and it’s too sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
giancarloh (75) - - JUN 8, 2014
Good beer but I'm not a big fan of DIPA would drink again because I love florida beer company

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigguns22 (737) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
A very nice beer that pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma is hops,citrus and caramel. A good and hoppy beer that is both earthy and sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMartin (4) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
I prefer to drink DIPAs and ran across this beer In Florida. It was a pleasant surprise and would drink more. This is not the end-all DIPA, but Is a nice addition to my list of options. A sweet finish which veers away from the slightly bitter ending I prefer like I find in Victory DIrt Wolf.

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