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RATINGS: 284   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...

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of light floral hops. Medium/light body with malt notes and an astringent hop bitterness including resinous and earthy hops. One of the worst double IPAs I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2016
At margaritaville, universal. Sure, the bad ratings for this come from the fact that this really comes across as more of a cross of a barley wine and a DIPA. The aroma lacks hops, maybe a bit of citrus, and is overly caramel. The flavor follows. The appearance is a Clear amber, white head. The finish is sweet, light citrus hops. Maybe a bit boozier than it should be. Still, I enjoyed this more than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StLsportsfan (66) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Smells and tastes like a swamp ape. A great beer....if that is your thing. Experimental IPA barleywine gone wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus and fruity hops, cracker malt and apple esters. Flavor is moderate citrus and fruity hops and bitterness, cracker and honey malt, apple esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle that I picked up while visiting a friend in Florida. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin yellowish/white head that lasted through the first sip. The aroma is less hops and more malt than I was expecting with bread, oranges, and malt. The flavor is malt with some breadiness followed by oranges and grapefruit. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (2960) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft pour pint in Margaritaville. Clear golden pour with a quick fade head. Soft and sweet malt aroma. A ton of booze comes through here, and finishes with a bit of burn as a result. I expected this to be even stronger than it is. Malty. Not too bad, but just short of a pleasant IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (933) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from brads amigos florida trip...leans towards the malt side....ok not great.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Aroma- Hops and some smoke with maybe some malt. Appearance- pours a clear yellow amber with a small off-white colored head. Taste- ops, wood and smoke, pretty good Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A real good beer, I would drink this again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours a clear orange gold with medium creamy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is floral and pine. Thick mouth, strong bitter hop bite, grapefruit, dank, lingering resin finish, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Thanks Kelly. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a subtle transparent burnt golden/orange color with a slim finger’s head. Messy lacing is somewhat foamy and clingy. The smell has a ton of dried tobacco/leafiness over top of subtle dried floral over some caramel malts. Slight floral? Patchouli? Really? Is this some liberal hippie beer? The taste was mainly the dry tobacco flavoring. Definitely the dry tobacco aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it, if one can look past the dryness of it. Overall, hard to say if I’d try this again, maybe if I saw a date on this....not sure, I’m left scratching my beard.

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