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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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 angler’s 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...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5553) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof - Brewing Company - on tap - part of the Florida Tap Invitational . Medium amber colored pour, soft off-white head with plenty of lacing. Flavor has some fruity accents dominated by sweet cherry accents, some nutty accents, just a touch of grapefruit citrus bitterness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Malty aromas. Big bland hoppy notes with a bland malt backbone. Below average mouthfeel. Decent body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
@FBG Brewers Ball-on tap-tight tan-copper. A-dank/citrus-lemon. T-pine/spice hops, 2nd lt/med malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
On tap, Proof Brewing, downstairs. Clear, dark tea colored beer with a thin frogs’ eggs head. Tannic, west coast hop aroma. Mellow, woody, tangy, pretty good for a red. Acidic. Medium body. Long woody finish. Well done, although reds aren’t my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tap, growler from Proof. Amber pour with a frothy off-white head and good retention. Aroma is citrus, caramel and pine. Tastes are same with eathy grassy vibe, little malt heavy. Leaves a long bitter aftertaste. nice creamy thin to medium palate. Nice enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevencon (448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Tap at proof. Clear deep red amber pour with off white head. Good lacing. Faint Sweet aroma floral hops. Sweet malt with a strong floral and leafy bitterness. Does not taste as strong. Not really a session not really an imperial. Not a huge fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft at Proof. Deep amber pour with a bubbly tan head. Dank, resiny citrus hops with a nice malty background. Sweet entry with tropical fruity hops, sticky resin, caramel malts with a nice lingering bitter end. Nice one from Swamp Head, probably the best I've had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a clear copper red on tap with pillowy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus from the hops and a hint of caramel malts. Taste follows, fresh resinous hops and not a hint of the booze. Pretty darn good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
red amber color, aroma of pine/citrus hops, caramel, same flavors, good malt back bone, very well balanced, abv is well hidden,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (46) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On draft at Hurricane Grill in Vero Beach. Pours an attractive red amber color with a one finger fluffy head that dissipates quite rapidly. Nose is slight pine and citrus hops. Taste is a bit malt forward and finishes with a subtle hoppiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyed this a lot.


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