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Swamp Head Sciaenhops Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
An Imperial Red Ale with an overdose of six different types of hops. Sciaenops ocellatus, better known around Florida as the "Redfish," is an extremely popular game-fish which gains more and more notoriety each year. From early fall through the spring, Redfish can be found in the bays and inland waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida. Florida enforces a slot size restriction on Redfish - anglers can only keep fish that measure 18 to 27 inches in length, with a bag limit of one or two per day, depending on the management region. Not too little; not too big; a "keeper" Redfish provides a strong challenge on light tackle, and a feast on the half-shell - a filet grilled with skin and scales intact. Much the same can be said about Scieanhops, a holiday celebration Ale, created by our brewers to meet craft beer anglerís thirst for a hearty red ale with a feast of hop flavor and aroma. This Imperial Red Ale was brewed the day after Christmas, using eleven malts and twelve hop additions; it weighs in at a healthy 8.3% ABV. We expect it to become a Swamp Head holiday tradition...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at dirty Mattís. Dark copper with a beige head. Fairly sweet with a bunch of grains and cereals up front, caramel, some resiny but sweet hops, bit boozy, grapefruit, moderate carbonation and body, sweet and boozy on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1421) - - AUG 20, 2016
750ml bottle, bought in Florida. Caramel malt aroma with resinous pine hops as well as a bit of grapefruit hoppiness. Pours reddish-amber colored with a large tan head that has good retention and excellent lacing. Starts sweet caramel malt flavors. Finishes dry with resiny pine hops and light grapefruit citrus and acidity as well. Pretty nice red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle: Poured a murky amber color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of resinous and earthy hops is balanced against some sweet malt notes. Taste is a mix of light grapefruit notes with some earthy and resinous hops and huge sweet malt backbone. Body is full with good carbonation. Canít say I really enjoy the hops varietal used in here and malt backbone was too sweet for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2016
A reddish copper ale with a thick frothy lacing mocha head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with loads of dank musty resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth and smooth. Bottle at Mattís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2016
ours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of spices, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2016
Tap @OIB, Vero Beach, FL
Nut brown color, good beige head, lace. Nutty, caramel, resin and pine in the nose. Medium-bodied. Also flavor has resin, pine and caramalt. Robust and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2694) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Dark red hue, some floaties, cream colored head. Large pine and citrus resin, light caramel. Balanced. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy coppery red color with off-white head. Pine hop aroma, caramel malts, and grain on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a great caramel malty note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle in the hotel lobby, RBWG í15, night 2 - 20/02/15 thanks to whomever shared this number. Reddish amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is red berry, pine needle, citric pith, candied fruit peel. Taste comprises caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, sweet licks, candy bar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6666) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2015
750 bottle. Caramel and hoppy with big notes of resin and pine. Pretty decent overall.

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