BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Eric and served in my GI IPA Tulip: Pours a clean deep golden/amber hue with an good head and some lace. The aroma smacks your alpha up with raw, rough and aggressive bittering hops and provides light tropical and apricot jammy fruit notes. Moderately dank, resiny and must I saw SWAMPY :-). Very light vapours of cotton candy, crystal and 6-row malts. Some pepper and clove esters too. The taste is almost as sharp and aggressive as the nose, very biting bitterness with dank earthy notes and plenty of hop spice undertones. A tad unbalanced and after half the bottle got to be a tad boring. No real malt character, just a lot of unfermented sugars. The mouth feel is pretty heavy for the genre, and as mentioned above quite aggressive with a heavy metallic and minerally finish. Must saw I have no desire to ever visit this one again but it was cool to try it once.<more akin to a sub-average American Barleywine than a DIPA>
jbuskirk (929) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2015
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I’ve got to express some admiration. Swamp Ape comes at you with balls-out bitterness and alcohol. I just wish there was more style with all the substance. This is an uncoordinated attack. The resinous hops hit you at all full force and the malt backbone tastes off somehow - musty, maybe? That’s too bad, too, because the aroma is decent. On the nose, you get caramel malt and dank hops. I love my Imperial IPA’s and tend to think I’m an easy scorer on them. Not this time.
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Caramel, malty, hops.
A- Amber color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, bready, bitter, cigar smoke.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finsh.
O- Not as bitter or nasty as most previous reviews seem to point towards. Yes, it’s bitter, but I think I must have had a bottle with some age on it because a lot of caramel and malty backbone came through. Not bad, but I don’t want another.
DrNosha (672) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, 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!
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear bright orange. A very weak double IPA. A faint citrus and sugar/rum aroma. A weak taste of citrus, hops, pine, and some spices. No lingering bitter hop aftertaste.
rdixon77 (1695) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bad double, good name. Heavy handed...too
Boozy, too bitter, too sweet, slight metallic off taste. Yuck.
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This IPA poured a medium,cloudy Amber colour with a big,beautiful cream coloured head. Scents include cream, spice, grass and hay. First swig was a kick in the face with hops. Way too much so. Bitter finish and way too over-hopped.
danaswanson (1) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dry hopped. Cloudy copper color. Uses 6 different hops, Including Mandarina Bavarian. Has citrus and honey on the nose. Not bad.
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolutely the strangest 2XIPA I’ve ever had. Actually doesn’t taste like an IPA at all, besides some hop bitterness. I get banana, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. Reminds me a boozy Belgian Golden Ale or hoppy Tripel. Weird.
Errl (2326) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle...Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is bitter, brash, grain, sticky, biscuit...Taste is biscuit, harsh bitterness, spice,pine....
razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2015
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle. Pours a golden amber. A lot of sediment in the glass; not aesthetically pleasing. Aroma is nonexistent. Taste is bitter and boozy. Palate is more of the same. A horrible DIPA.
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