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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...

PoeBoskie's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
PoeBoskie (8) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
pours a foggy golden color with a light head.smells kinda like rubbing alcohol mixed with beer and doesnt taste much better. overal not my favorite beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Absolutely the strangest 2XIPA I’ve ever had. Actually doesn’t taste like an IPA at all, besides some hop bitterness. I get banana, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. Reminds me a boozy Belgian Golden Ale or hoppy Tripel. Weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (2241) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle...Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is bitter, brash, grain, sticky, biscuit...Taste is biscuit, harsh bitterness, spice,pine....

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
razzanof (71) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2015
From a bottle. Pours a golden amber. A lot of sediment in the glass; not aesthetically pleasing. Aroma is nonexistent. Taste is bitter and boozy. Palate is more of the same. A horrible DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. This is a big bold brew with lots of interesting hop and sweet malt notes going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (727) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Gift from Marielle ! Merci encore :) A yellow orange - light opaque - beer with a small white head ; medium retention. Fruity aroma (orange, tropical fruits), resin, herbs. Medium sweet balanced with medium to heavy bitter ; dry ; warming background. Full body, medium texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish ; warming background. Overall, a pleasant "fruity" bitter powerful beer ; "close to leave the road" but that’s OK !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, candied orange and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkska101 (1309) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle shared with Seb and Alex A: citrusy, grapefruit, caramel app: hazy copper small white t/p: full body with long bitter finish.sticky. O: average. Too big not hoppy enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stoned99 (629) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle shared with Jo and Seb. Aroma: caramel, pineapples, oranges. App : hazy orange, hops in suspension. Taste and palate: medium body, medium long bitter finish. Overall: got some crumbs of hops a few times, not really appetizing. Aside from that, not so bad. Was expecting something bad but aside from those solid hops in mouth it was an ok double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1506) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of unifying bitterness, slight bread malt, and lots of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (204) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bright orange, thick pour with a thin but long lasting white head. Pleasant, hoppy aroma with a very hoppy bite & vodka like alcohol presence in the finish. Tasty at first but a very thick palate & harsh finish makes this less than ideal to enjoy drinking. Overall ok but could have been better & made more drinkable.

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