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Swamp Head Gainesville Green

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Recently, some fresh picked, skunky, funky smelling green hops showed up at the brewery. It was HARVEST TIME. Each year, right around the time that the weather starts to cool, fresh sticky hops are picked off of the vine and sent to us overnight so we can use them in a "Fresh Hop" or "Harvest" ale. This is done quickly so we can use these little guys before they lose a single bit of their intensely dank aromas and flavors.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from scotchzi at Proof. Pours an amber/caramel color with almost no head and very thin collar. Aroma is mostly medium malt sweetness. Taste has some slight tropical hop notes; otherwise, just the medium maltiness. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a medium golden amber color. Aromas of citrus and fruit. Flavor is a big hop presence with subtle tastes of fruit and vegetables, then more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1998) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2016
With Z, pours a maroon amber color with a beige head . Nose is hoppy with light citrus and lighter pine. Taste is hoppy, and bittersweet with light citrus and pine . Nice bitter hoppy sweetness in the moderately long finish . Descent ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zgaier (1891) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Bomber. Pours a hazy Amber with a beige head and aroma of hops and grains. Taste is hoppy, with resin, malt caramel, and bready notes with bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2762) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Pretty nice. Resiny hop nose, a little stanky locker room. Nice malt, provides cushion to the hops but is unobtrusive. Semi-balanced, very drinkable if a bit too big.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4327) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle dated 10/1/15. Strong fresh hop aroma that smells wet. Or what I imagine wet hops would smell like. More Danky than citrus. Faint hazy dark orange color with a small white head. Excellent lacing. Taste is similar. Moderate bitterness with a tad of caramel that is barely there. Hop flavor seems a bit light but I’ve come to expect that with these fresh hops beers. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Astringency really brings this one down. The flavor is lightly citrusy hops on a sticky and too sweet malt body, but what really hampers the beer is a lasting bitter/astringent character that lingers for minutes after the last gulp is done. Blahhh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is large citrus notes and bready malt. Flavor is sweet malt, some bread, and a good citrus bitter. Very nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle split with wife. Pours hazy brown, off white head. Pines and dank nose. Taste has ample bitterness, toasted malt. Light pine in the finish that lingers. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 27 Jun 2014 -- Poured from the bottle, not usually a wet hopped fan, but this was really good. The mix of malt, hop, and wet-hop grassiness/vegetable flavors was really well done. Subtle and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured a light golden color with aromas of caramel, fresh hops and some peppery pine. Flavors are the same however some fresh green hops come out in the flavor. A nice little fresh IPA that is best fresh

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