RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 you’ll 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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PoeBoskie (36) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
pours a foggy golden color with a light head.smells kinda like rubbing alcohol mixed with beer and doesnt taste much better. overal not my favorite beer.

ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a golden color with a thick off-white head. Smells of floral and roasted malts. A mix between an IPA and a stout. Has that oily, flat, thick chocolate taste with some citrus hops. Odd combination. Not sure I would drink this again. Not very balanced. Too much roast and not enough bitter.

bth122 (1667) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle, deerfield beach, the Bottle Shop in pompano. Copper color. Medium size head. Aroma is full with some caramel, floral hop, pine notes. Medium heavy bitter taste. Medium heavy body. Thick flavored. A big hop meal with malt notes. Pine notes. Not bad.

mar (5444) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Amber pour with a white head. Nose is resin, dank, citrus hops, grapefruits, and light alcohol. Chewy on the palate, heavy resin, chewy, dank, grapefruity hops.

Finhead (1818) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Clear, orange-copper with a small white head. It has a hoppy citrus aroma that matches the hoppy bittersweet taste. The medium body has a slick, oily texture with average carbonation. There is some alcohol warmth in the smooth finish.

Brewticular (87) - - AUG 12, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Strong aroma smelling of floral and bittering hops. Taste: Definite hop notes, but comes across like there was extract used. If not extract, then maybe this is just a skunked batch. Initial taste was pretty good, but as the glass went on, I realized that I will not be drinking this again.

aracauna (3685) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Amber body. Fairly hazed. There’s a definite hoppiness here, but there’s something almost like you’d expect from an extract homebrew here.

bconch (459) - - AUG 2, 2012
Taken from old notes. Predominately malt forward, hops are hidden. Too much malt that leads to a sweet, syrupy flavor. Too sweet for a DIPA for my liking.

jbruner (5290) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus, and slight yeasty malt. Taste is all hops, with a bitter bite afterwards. Decent, but the only thing making it a DIPA is the abv, which is surprisingly well hidden.

MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Shared this with some of my wife’s family. At first when I tasted it. I wasn’t overly impressed. Very weak and poorly implemented hop character. Malts were fine albeit heavy handed. This just never came together as a great imperial IPA. It was drinkable though. Not upleasant. I’d drink it again. Lacking in good specific character.

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