brent1989 (9) - USA - MAR 21, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh bottle from Publix in Viera, FL. Taste is incredibly smooth for the ABV, strong hop flavor. Sneaky strong beer. Look forward to every trip to Florida so that I can stock up on this again!
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DWestrick (596) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Christpuncher (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tho is a smooth double ipa. Really strong and hoppy. Smells super hoppy and has a malty bitter finish.
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DrNosha (1343) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Flasche. Dunkle orange Farbe mit flachem Schaum. Extrem wuchtiges Hopfenaroma. Citrus, Marakuja, Kräuter, Karamell. Komplexer bitterer Geschmack, leicht alkoholisch. Nichts für Anfänger!
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Coffee District. Dark amber color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is pretty much hoppy, earthy, and piney. Flavor has a good hop presence with a solid malt back. The malt makes this beer a little sweet, probably a little to sweet for my liking. A solid beer non the less.
Finhead (1533) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, orange-copper with a small white head. It has a hoppy citrus aroma that matches the hoppy bittersweet taste. The medium body has a slick, oily texture with average carbonation. There is some alcohol warmth in the smooth finish.
Itzjerm (1986) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lasting head on this clear beer. Light hop aroma for a sweet smell, before you taste the sweet ipa. Like many High gravity IPA, very sweet. Not balanced, on the sweet side, but not a bad beer. Drinkable, enjoyable. Top notch.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Potent hoppy aroma, poured a nice dark amber color with a thick off white head. This brew is very full bodied and smooth. Nice citrus and honey mixed with the bitter hops. Very well balanced and enjoyable IPA. I am pleasantly surprised
Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date. I got this as part of my #BBC13 haul.
Appearance: Orange proper hue, clear body with some CO2 visible. Forms an average size, ivory, frothy head which retains and laces well.
Smell: Surprisingly mild nose. Only hints of stone fruit and some alcohol.
Taste: There’s an indication of "DIPA" on the label to Florida Beer Swamp Ape, though I think it might be better classified as a blonde barleywine (if such a thing were to exist). Though big and strong, it’s not quite as bitter or hoppy as I expect in a double IPA. This is a thick, sticky, almost chewy beer with noticeable sweetness for the style. I appreciate its non-conformity.
Mild bitterness at the tip of tongue, followed by an almost nectar-like sensation of sweetness (and texture). Lots of pale maltiness and to the point that it’s remarkably sweet, but not cloying. There’s additional bitterness on the back end, but there’s no hop bite per se. Dryness balances out the malt character and there’s some alcohol warmth as well. Probably better classified as an American Strong Ale, but regardless it’s still a tasty, satisfying, well-balanced brew. I’ll take it.
Drinkability: Beers as big as Swamp Ape tend to be beastly. After all, this ale is 10% ABV, which is pretty hefty. Fortunately, there’s only minimal alcohol presence, which is quite impressive. The mouthfeel is soft, but with noticeable weight. It goes down extremely smooth and there’s only trace dryness in the aftertaste. A nice change of pace beer.