This was another beer from the Delaware haul. They don’t distribute to New Jersey, so I hadn’t heard much about it. I’ve seen it on a blog or two, but honestly, I don’t remember what they said about it. So, let’s see how it was.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Florida Beer Swamp Ape IPA is an Imperial India Pale Ale. The fresh and lively hop character is derived using 5 distinct varieties of hops: Tettnang, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade and Amarillo. This beer has an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma balanced by complex alcohol flavors, moderate fruity esters and a medium malt character from the balance of 2-Row, Europ and Cherry Smoked.”
Random: Pittsburgh is getting smacked around by the Browns. That’s embarassing.
This beer poured with a three finger, ecru colored head that dissipated slowly. It left lots of lacing on my IPA glass. The body was really cloudy with lots of floaties and golden orange in color with no visible carbonation. The nose was light with lots of citrus flesh, lemon rind and mandarin orange and pronounced alcohol. The taste had an overwhelming taste of alcohol with some pine and grapefruit. It was really astringent with this odd note of green Nyquil and herbs. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation with a lot of booze warming that lingered on. The finish also featured alcohol and pine. This beer reminded how a poorly done DIPA tastes and to appreciate the good ones that I’ve had. Avoid this one.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0