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RATINGS: 252   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMartin (4) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
I prefer to drink DIPAs and ran across this beer In Florida. It was a pleasant surprise and would drink more. This is not the end-all DIPA, but Is a nice addition to my list of options. A sweet finish which veers away from the slightly bitter ending I prefer like I find in Victory DIrt Wolf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bammers54 (76) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
On tap, a big in your face beer, pretty good balance for such a high ABV, the alcohol was slightly overpowering the hops which spoilt the overall effect I think. Well made but just to strong for its own good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy orange with slight white head. Aroma is mixed citrus, wet hops. Taste is hop resin, biscuit, alcohol. A bit more earthy than I prefer in my DIPAs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, orange peel, toffee, oxidized/cardboard, some hints of grain, spice, slight lemon. Taste is a mix of caramel, herbal, oxidized, some red fruit, finishing sweet. Blech.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear tangerine color with a small white head. aroma is really bready and sugary. Flavor is bitter as fuuu, really syrupy and doesn’t hide the booze at all. I could go without drinking this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Golden in the glass. The beer is sweet. Very sweet and nicely hopped. Nice floral, but way too sweet. The aftertaste is sticky sweet and floral. --> Way too sweet in the body! --> 9/8/9/8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DWestrick (461) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
bottle. One of the best Imperial IPA’s I’ve had. Intense hops, well masked alcohol and big citrus - all incredibly balanced. Bummed I only had one. This is a phenomenal beer!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
James0127 (1) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!Really bad after taste!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized white head. Citrus, some fruitiness, toasty, and lighter caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2949) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a frothy white head and decent lacing. Tastes sweet, nutty, like strong alcohol, dry pine, grapefruit. Medium body and light carbonation. Smells like sweet raisins, toasted grains, biscuits, grassy.

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