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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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...


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (606) - 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 !

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11074) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkska101 (1205) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stoned99 (474) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1409) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (192) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1493) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 9, 2015
Hazy muted copper.some lacing that looks like little waves. Sweet fruity nose. Body seems stuffed into itself. Single strong hop tone surrounds all. Yeah this is a big critter. Much like the fabled swamp ape, this beer is a bit ugly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1218) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (374) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
12 fl oz Flasche. Naturtrüb und golden. Starkes Citrusaroma. Herber, trockener Nachgeschmack.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5357) - 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.


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