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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and straw. Flavor of alcohol, citrus, caramel, and grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
pours a very clear golden/orange with a thick foamy white head...great retention and lacing. aroma is very lightly fruity and smells a bit like hay...smells more like a pils of some sort. flavor is also very fruity...orange, candied fruit...with some doughy notes. mouthfeel is heavy and oily and the finish is a but hoppy and dry but leaves an unappealing bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle, thanks to dimenhetfield. Pours clear orange, thin off-white head, poor retention, no lacing. Nose is very tame - overripe mandarin oranges and cardboard, really struggling to find anything else here. Despite the... unusual nose, this still smells identifiably like an IPA. Strange. Flavours of bright citrus, moderate caramel, somewhat vegetal, a bit ’spritzy’ on the carbonation, which I like. Better in the mouth than on the nose, but overall not great. A decent, if hideously unexciting IPA, seriously lacing in aromatics. Yawn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2011
12 oz bottle extra from smith4498, thanks Jason. Poured a light body orange/amber with a smaller white foamy head. Aroma was not good. Notes of alcohol, old bad banana, dough, tropical fruit skins, pineapple juice. The palate was syrupy and dry with a lingering dryness that should have had far more of a bitter bite for DIPA. Flavor of old cold burnt rubber, pickel barrel, dirty citrus skins. Ugh this is pretty lousy but I will finish it because I’m a trooper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Block (1400) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
This is a very light and bland beer. I would seriously reevaluate the style, much more of a pale ale. Light with a mild hop presence. Higher on the alcohol but besides that there isn’t much there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a clear orange color with very little carbonation. Aroma is sweet hops, drippy sap, pine notes, and some small amounts of wintergreen mint. Flavor is slightly sweet with gentle toasted notes and hops. Spicy flavors and a spicy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy hops, bready, and a little fruit. Taste is grainy, a little alcohol, and awkwardly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2008) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
12 oz bottle from dimenhetfield. Clear golden orange with a nice white creamy head. Citrus, booze, soap, pine, hint of nail polish remover. Very sweet, medium bodied, alcohol, not very well balanced, good carbonation, brash finish that is very hoppy, booze and some pungent and almost painful citrus (like eating raw zest from a lemon and grapefruit).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
(12 ounce bottle - shaker glass) Pours an amber color with a head that disapates fast. Taste has a boozy character and has a citrus hops character too. I would much rather have a dogfish head 90min ipa than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours clear amber color with thin off white head. Aromas of pine and citrus hops with lots of caramel. Overly sweet malty flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Too sweet for my tastes.

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