Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has been reviewed by many others so I'm not going to break it down in typical fashion - this has already been done ad-nauseum. I would just like to say thay I do not feel it has been represented here entirely fairly. While I would admit that it should rate only fair AS AN IMPERIAL IPA, I do find it to be a very drinkable beer and I would certainly encourage anyone to sample it for yourself. I say this as a tried and true Imperial IPA fan (my favorite style). Perhaps one should take it in the spirit of Florida as a hot weather brew which perhaps should sacrifice a little purity of 'type' for drinkability. As a final note, I've drank this from tap in Florida and remember it as being better than the bottled version.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
djd07 (8037) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a subtle transparent burnt golden/orange color with a slim fingerís 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 Iíd try this again, maybe if I saw a date on this....not sure, Iím left scratching my beard.
TBone (15532) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Miami. Clear amber color, medium-sized white head. Cardboard, sweet alcohol aroma in the nose. Medium-bodied, rich palate. Punch of alcohol, herbal bitterness, pine with long aftertaste. Grassy and grainy. This is quite heavy on booze.
kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
High alcohol and strong pine hop makes this beer pretty one sided. Cloudy orange with a decent foam. Bitter and lingering.
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Amber orange and cloudy with hop crud and a decent off-white head. Aroma is of apple juice, oranges, resinous, and caramel. Taste is of pine, grass, pear, lots of booze, citrus, melon.
travita (4725) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is a slight haze, off white head, lots of hop crud, orange colored. The smell is hops, grassy, fruit, earthy, and ok. The taste is fruit, pine, alcohol, cleaning solution, ok.
geologyguy (1220) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
More mild hop smell than expected...almost none....slightly colloidal appearance..taste is strong hops and bitterness...in a weird way (unique hops?) VERY Floral....prob the most out of any beer Iíve had...not a fan off the bat but the floral buttery finish earns points on uniqueness...medium hot alcohol taste to boot
HenryHello (1) - Miami, USA - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My beer of choice. Extremely underrated probably because of its extremely sharp bite. It is massively hopped: strong and bitter. But leaves a nice (if powerful) aftertaste. But forget the taste: this is the only beer that takes me where I want to be. Two of them, and Iím in a great place.
MetalNHopHead (1163) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2015
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Iíve got to express some admiration. Swamp Ape comes at you with balls-out bitterness and alcohol. I just wish there was more style with all the substance. This is an uncoordinated attack. The resinous hops hit you at all full force and the malt backbone tastes off somehow - musty, maybe? Thatís too bad, too, because the aroma is decent. On the nose, you get caramel malt and dank hops. I love my Imperial IPAís and tend to think Iím an easy scorer on them. Not this time.
HuskerTan (1427) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Caramel, malty, hops.
A- Amber color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, bready, bitter, cigar smoke.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finsh.
O- Not as bitter or nasty as most previous reviews seem to point towards. Yes, itís bitter, but I think I must have had a bottle with some age on it because a lot of caramel and malty backbone came through. Not bad, but I donít want another.