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RATINGS: 217   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
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>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (1939) - 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 (414) - 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 (8530) - 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 (1614) - 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 (3049) - 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 (4) - - 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 (214) - 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 (2356) - 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 (3051) - 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.

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