Ever wondered what the Swamp Fox IPA would taste like if we switched up its hop recipe with classic English varieties like East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Sovereign and Target? Given our heavy hand with those English hops you will certainly taste a dense, herbaceous quality that unfolds into rich notes of fruit-cake and bright hints of orange marmalade. ABV 7.0%.
You already know our Swamp Fox IPA is named after the legendary American warrior, Francis Marion, who gave the British hell during the Revolutionary War. But you may not know how he got the name. Story goes, his arch nemesis from the British Army, Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton had given up his chase of Francis Marion in the swamps between Charleston and Savannah, quoting: “As for this damned old fox, the Devil himself could not catch him!” Tarleton never defeated the Swamp Fox and, of course, the rest is history. We think this beer might just be sort of like the taste left in Tarleton’s mouth after suffering our hero’s bloody wrath and numerous humiliations: BITTER!
Dogbrick (11169) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium frothy white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt, hops and caramel. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, earthy malt and a bit of spice. The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
tap at brewery. sampler. gold under a medium sized white head. mild hopping. light on the malts. quite mild altogether.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap - retaining white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine hops (some Simcoe? Or Amarillo?) Taste is sweet citrus/pine hops with some bite, (some Simcoe? Or Amarillo?), light malt. Good carbonation. Doesn’t fit style, but good.
PorterPounder (7116) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Light orange pour with a nice soft white head. Somewhat neutral aroma with a hint of spice. Nice subtle bitterness in the flavor with a citrusy bite to it. Some back end spiciness as well. Crisp, clean mouthfeel.
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