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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2722) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, floral notes, light candy sugar, light tropical fruit, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malt base with floral hop bitterness, light grassiness, light fruit esters, and faint toast; semisweet finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mattabadie (7) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Pours amber. Really sharp bite and skunky and smoky aroma. Not sure I’d get this one again - just too overpowering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (379) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
From a bottle to a pint... Hazy gold with bubbly white head that fades immediately. Some sweet malt and pine resin on nose and palate. Very bitter finish... Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2746) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours golden orange a bit hazy with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and a bit perfumey but not in a bad way. Flavor brings the hop perfume up TNT and all over, not smooth or pleasant like on the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 12 oz bottle 1/25/14 (Gas Station)-Pours an amberish orange with a tan head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of citrus, pine, and malt. This full bodied brew is not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2175) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle on Sanibel Island, FL. Hazy, bright amber with a small off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, grapefruit, honey and bread. Muddled taste of honey, pine, citrus, alcohol and caramel. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some biscuit and pine notes. The flavor is full of bitter resin, pine, biscuit malt and some medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (890) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a bit fuzzy (but mostly clear) orange with a small white head (that did not lasted that long but left lots of lacing). Aroma of hops, piney and citrus notes are predominant but you get some malts in there too. Taste is not that complex lots of hops, some malts a bit of smoke towards the end, quite sticky, it’s alright I guess...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
bottled, amber pour with mostly chemical and elmers glue paste for aroma and flavor, not good

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