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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...


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1646) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
On draft at 7venth Sun Brewery. Pours a nice amber-orange color with a creamy off-white head. Nose is citrus, sweet malts, caramel, and a nice malt backbone spiked with hops. Flavor is similar with a great balance of malt and hops: I get nice caramel in the front followed quickly by a healthy dose of hops with pine and some grapefruity citrus. Medium in body and nice overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Light, sweet, and herby smooth hops in the nose. Pours amber lighter red in color with a mostly clear body and tan head. The flavor brings smooth lightly sweet hops on a medium excellently proportioned body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap in Wesley Chapel. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a decent sized foamy beige head. Head fades rather quickly into a thin layer with a near solid sheet of lacing along the side of the glass. Aroma has some citrus pine hops with a touch of sweetness. The flavor is quite nice and balanced between the maltiness and hops. The 8.3% is extremely 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.

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,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2315) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2657) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5540) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Fresh bottle from the brewery. Pours a deep dark red color with a big fluffy off white head that just lingers. Won't go away. Nice big hop presence on the nose with pine and light citrus and a good bit of dankness to go along with earthy grassiness and a nice sweet smelling caramel backbone. Lots of dank earthiness to the flavor with pine, a caramel backbone, some light fruit to sweeten the flavor up. The mouthfeel is slick and resinous but has a nice drying finish. The only complaint here is that the carbonation is on the low side for a brew like this. A little more bubbly would have helped out an otherwise very nice red ale with a great punch of bitter hops. Worth having again.


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