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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Pours a light orange, mostly transparent with a touch of haze, and a tight cream colored head and a few large bubbles mixed in. The nose is a bit grainy for an imperial IPA. There are notes of citric orange with some nail polish type acetone. The flavor is a bit hoppier, thick syrupy feel, rather sweet with some citirc hops, the grains are lighter and more balanced, assertive carbonation, semi dry finish and fairly present alcohol and bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Suttree- thanks, Phil! Pours a clear golden color that leans a little toward the orange side, with a finger-thick eggshell white head that leaves some lace streaks. Aroma of leafy hops, vegetal notes, corn, toasted sugar, and phenolic booze heat. The flavor is sticky sweet, with frosted flakes, sweet malts, toasted sugar, and more harsh booze in the back. Medium-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Packs a punch. I didn’t finish the bottle, though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
12 oz bottle given to me by Suttree. Pour is a mostly clear orange golden, with a smallish off white head. Aroma is sweet booze, phenols, cloying honey and a sort of off floral note. Weird and cloying nose. Taste is resin bitter, followed by artificial honey sweetness that cloys, finishing with a blast of dry alcohol heat. Finish is hot and grassy. Palate is medium bodied, coats the mouth, and then the alcohol dries it all out. This had some of the harshness of a malt liquor. The bottle cap on this was the highlight, nice design. Thanks Phil.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle:   Translucent golden, fairly bright, slight orange hue, light carbonation, moderate to large foamy off-white head, few rings of lacing.   Right up front, a bit of overcooked vegetable.   I might add, seems a bit swamp too, heh.   Luckily its not overcooked vegetables I get on the tongue, but instead a huge dose of alcohol and sugary sweet maltiness.   This one is a bruiser, much like a Swamp Ape might be.   Odd smelling, and if you get close, POW, right in the kisser!   Seriously, its thick, a little resiny, hops are biting but its moreso in the alcoholic sense.   Not a refined IIPA by any means.   I can’t help but think of Dave Chapelle... "It’ll get you drunk!"   Wooo weeee, thats some powerful stuff.   Its a bit like paint remover.   Happy to try it, and I really dig the label.   Thanks for the freebie Jason!


2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear bright gold, creamy offwhite head. Nose of creamsickle, orange, and citrus zest. Taste is syrupy, alcohol, bitter, gross, oranges. Like a reduction sauce it’s so syrupy. Not good as a beer at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear orange and gold with a small beige head. Aromas of sweet corn, wheat, slightly sweet raisin and cherry, and alcohol. Sweet sugar cane and raisin flavor, toffee, and brown sugar. Also some sweet plummy fruit, light cherry, and alcohol. The finish is bitter grass with medicinal cherry NyQuil. Medium carbonation and medium/full body; very hot. Alright, I suppose, but nothing great. I’d categorize this as a barleywine or ASA. [855]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Good lookin’ beer - Clear copper, with vigorous bubbles, and a big fluffy, rocky, head that lasts the entire pint. Smells toasty and grainy, with a nice amount of citrusy hops. Flavor is nicely citrusy and piney. Some alcohol heat in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3181) - 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.

2.6
   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.


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