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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1549) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle: I´m confused! This beer is GREAT? Why the low ratings? Please write. Extremely complex, full hop character, great aroma, profile continously changes, finish is awesome. Loved it. Food Pairing: Margarita Pizza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
12 oz bottle, deep golden color, above average head, aroma is sweet and malty, very little hoppiness or floral aroma present for an IPA. Taste is initially sweet and caramelly that turns more bitter. Body is average, not active on the palate, long astringent aftertaste. High alcohol content very evident. Was expecting better but overall very average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1303) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle at beer tasting in Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for Craft Beer Week. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Yuck, way too much hops...Too bitter and ewe, and I usually like a strong beer. Tasted at Tap 42.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
strong alcohol flavor, medium bodied and citrus,terrible hops combination with sour, hard palate. Hard to enjoy if you are expecting an IPA ( stone ?)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8913) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
Tap. Very slightly hazy orange pour with a small clingy white head. Syrupy palate. Nose and taste is pine resin and sticky citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
In bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. A musty, herbal aroma with caramel, lemon and white pepper. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Quite bitter with a long alcohol hum. I like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (19035) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
bottle at home ... amber ... swampy vegetable light floral nose (oddly nice)... zezty orange fruits ... juicy little musty though ... little herbal floral odd its ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5259) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 4/12/12

Aroma: The nose has some citrus fruit hops, caramel, herbal notes, and a little soap
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a light foam of white head and sporadic lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet with a lingering mid-plus bitterness and like the nose a bit of soap
Palate: The body is medium, with a decent amount of warming alcohol, and a lengthy, dry finish
Overall Impression: This one wasn’t a great IIPA. There were the makings of a decent beer here, but there wasn’t enough of a flavorful hop punch. Instead, I got a dry, but lacking, bitterness and a little bit of soap. At 10%, with some heat, it isn’t particularly drinkable either. For me, this is not close to the top of a great style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdnales (7) - fort lauderdale, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012 does not count
This is decent stuff. Not as hoppy as other IPAs, and good citrus flavors. Got it at Publix.

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