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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Firsthand accounts describe an intense beast with a potent aroma and bite. Proof that the elusive monster exists? Or proof that brewing with five distinct varieties of hops creates an unbelievable, relentlessly hopped India Pale Ale? One taste and youll know, Swamp Ape is for real. Editor: if you have a black IPA in your hands, rate it under "Black Swamp Ape," not here...

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1454) - Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle into snifter glass. Golden-amber color with off-white head. Aroma of herbal hops, some citrus to it, and sweet malt mostly. Taste seems to be mostly caramel malt sweetness backed with some citrus/piney hop flavor. Heavy body, low carbonation, sweet, boozy, soft with only a slight bitter finish. I thought maybe I bought a DIPA oldie but reading other reviews Im not the only one who found this to be a unpleasant malt bomb. I guess thanks for my worst DIPA yet Florida Beer?


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (335) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2017
12oz bottle pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aroma is sweet malts, and hops. Flavor is grapefruit and floral.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (567) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Ei tm ole ollenkaan niin kammottava kuin arvostelut antavat olettaa. Hyv vaikka vhn viinainen.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skallish (7) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2016 I enjoyed this DIPA and thought it was a good beer. Swamp Ape pours a cloudy, golden amber color with a healthy off-white head. It has a nice balance of taste and smell with a familiar high gravity aroma and bitter/sweet taste. The finish is hoppy, but smooth and ends with high gravity alcohol bite. Florida Beer good job!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2016
At margaritaville, universal. Sure, the bad ratings for this come from the fact that this really comes across as more of a cross of a barley wine and a DIPA. The aroma lacks hops, maybe a bit of citrus, and is overly caramel. The flavor follows. The appearance is a Clear amber, white head. The finish is sweet, light citrus hops. Maybe a bit boozier than it should be. Still, I enjoyed this more than I expected.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StLsportsfan (69) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Smells and tastes like a swamp ape. A great beer....if that is your thing. Experimental IPA barleywine gone wrong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12647) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus and fruity hops, cracker malt and apple esters. Flavor is moderate citrus and fruity hops and bitterness, cracker and honey malt, apple esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle that I picked up while visiting a friend in Florida. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin yellowish/white head that lasted through the first sip. The aroma is less hops and more malt than I was expecting with bread, oranges, and malt. The flavor is malt with some breadiness followed by oranges and grapefruit. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (3382) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft pour pint in Margaritaville. Clear golden pour with a quick fade head. Soft and sweet malt aroma. A ton of booze comes through here, and finishes with a bit of burn as a result. I expected this to be even stronger than it is. Malty. Not too bad, but just short of a pleasant IIPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from brads amigos florida trip...leans towards the malt side....ok not great.....

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1566) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Aroma- Hops and some smoke with maybe some malt. Appearance- pours a clear yellow amber with a small off-white colored head. Taste- ops, wood and smoke, pretty good Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A real good beer, I would drink this again


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