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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Hotel beer, RBWG 2014 Tampa. Clear amber color. Nicely hopped. Taste is bright bitter caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (14705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours Clear Amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma has lightly toasted malts, piney and leafy hops. Medium sweet flavor with notes of rindy orange, grainy malts, earth, leaves. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, some leafy hops, rindy citrus. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (13484) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’15, 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, Longhorn-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is all about the hops - peppery, spicy, dank and musky. Full-bodied and oily with tingly carbonation. Bitter citrus rindy and tannic hops dominate the flavor. Lengthy, lingering, bitter finish. I typically hate imperial red ales, but this is tolerable for me. Surprising, coming from Swamp Head. I don’t generally like their beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8868) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
750ml bottle, tasted during RBWG. Clear orange amber reddish color. Thin ring of off white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Toasty malt, some caramel malt. Some spicy citrusy grapefruity hop. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Pretty tasty, resiny hoppy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2/10/12. On tap. Slightly hazed dark red pour with a big tan head that sticks. Slightly hoppy aroma, earthy and dank with a twinge of pine and citrus, on top of sweet caramels and a bit of chocolate. Rich flavor of caramel, slight roast, chocolate, tropical hoppiness, a touch of citrus, and a dash of hop bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is pine, dank, floral. Medium mouth with citrus, pepper and resin hop finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6395) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle @ RBWG hotel share. Amber with a small head. Red beer and string caramel. Boozy heat. Similar butterscotch and strong booze. Plum. Full body, active carb. Ok.

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