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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1618) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Tap @ Pour. Golden with white head. Smells dark fruity, caramelly, and warm. Very sweet then bitter. Almost syrupy but then finishes bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (750) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
12 fl oz Flasche. Naturtrüb und golden. Starkes Citrusaroma. Herber, trockener Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a small tight bubbled white head. The nose is minimally hoppy with a bit of butter and caramel malt. Not the hop bomb that I was expecting. The flavor is fairly bitter, but sweeter than what I want from a double iPA. A fairly noticeable alcohol heat. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a fairly short finish. Not what I’m looking for in an DiPA, a little too sweet for my tastes. The alcohol is definitely in there though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy gold/amber body with little head. Aroma intensely malty. Moderate to high hoppiness in the taste with plenty of bready malts. For a 10%er, it’s not that evident until you’re into your second one. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8422) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 oz bottle shared via BMMillsy who is my swamp god (Free Beer Week contest). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have some booze, sticky citrus, pine resin, orange, pale malts, warming alcohol, a bit of off metallic character, it is 10% which gets a .1 bump, would like more bitterness and cohesiveness of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1230) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma slightly piney hops and a little musky. Flavor is citrus hops with a slightly resinous finish. A little confused by the mix of citrus and pine notes combined on my palate. Overall, not bad though. Wife: 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (774) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2015
But hazy orange with a thin off white head. Kind of orange aroma, dull. Full bodied dry stale hop flavor. But if a lemony finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikem409 (1965) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle thanks homer321. Color is amber orange solid head. Weird bacon hop aroma. Taste is infected bitter band aids. Drain meet ape.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (4841) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours hazy honey golden with a nice buff head. Aroma is not strong, but promises some hops. Boldly hoppy flavor has woody, resiny and grapefruit components. Texture has average viscosity but fizz to spare. Swamp Ape beer is useful and good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2015
1/28/2015. From bottle. Hazy amber with a white head. Pine and citrus aromas. Bitter hops, alcohol, light caramel. Good but easy to forget.

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