cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
coper color, aroma of citrus fruits, pine, caramel, flavor of citrus fruits, pine, caramel, metallic, kind of sour, strong alcohol spice, med body, some unpleasant flavors in this one
Skallish (3) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What is it with all these ratings? I consider myself on par with the ratings 85%-90% of the time, but Iím going to have to disagree with most of the ratings here. Not sure what prompted all the negative reviews, but I enjoyed this DIPA. I thought this beer was pretty good. Perhaps Florida Beer Co has a brewing consistency issue? Swamp Ape pours a cloudy, golden amber color with a good off white head. It has a nice balance of taste and smell with a customary high gravity aroma, a bitter/sweet taste, with a hoppy, but smooth finish and a high gravity alcohol bite. I enjoyed it. Iím going to have to agree with Everything Belgium and Nedryís ratings, not sure what prompted all the negative reviews, but I enjoyed this DIPA. I thought this beer was pretty good. Perhaps Florida Beer Co has a brewing consistency issue? Swamp Ape pours a cloudy, golden amber color with a good off white head. It has a nice balance of taste and smell with a customary high gravity aroma, a bitter/sweet taste, with a hoppy, but smooth finish and a high gravity alcohol bite. I enjoyed it. Florida Beer, if you are listening (reading all these reviews, check in with your "quality control" department for consistency of output!
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At margaritaville, universal. Sure, the bad ratings for this come from the fact that this really comes across as more of a cross of a barley wine and a DIPA. The aroma lacks hops, maybe a bit of citrus, and is overly caramel. The flavor follows. The appearance is a Clear amber, white head. The finish is sweet, light citrus hops. Maybe a bit boozier than it should be. Still, I enjoyed this more than I expected.
StLsportsfan (66) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells and tastes like a swamp ape. A great beer....if that is your thing. Experimental IPA barleywine gone wrong.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus and fruity hops, cracker malt and apple esters. Flavor is moderate citrus and fruity hops and bitterness, cracker and honey malt, apple esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle that I picked up while visiting a friend in Florida. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin yellowish/white head that lasted through the first sip. The aroma is less hops and more malt than I was expecting with bread, oranges, and malt. The flavor is malt with some breadiness followed by oranges and grapefruit. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
andrewje41 (2967) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour pint in Margaritaville. Clear golden pour with a quick fade head. Soft and sweet malt aroma. A ton of booze comes through here, and finishes with a bit of burn as a result. I expected this to be even stronger than it is. Malty. Not too bad, but just short of a pleasant IIPA.
johnnymusky (938) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from brads amigos florida trip...leans towards the malt side....ok not great.....
ordybill (1345) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
Aroma- Hops and some smoke with maybe some malt.
Appearance- pours a clear yellow amber with a small off-white colored head.
Taste- ops, wood and smoke, pretty good
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A real good beer, I would drink this again
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours a clear orange gold with medium creamy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is floral and pine. Thick mouth, strong bitter hop bite, grapefruit, dank, lingering resin finish, good.