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Beer: Swamp Ape Imperial IPA
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Brewery: Florida Beer Company, Melbourne, FL
Look 4.0 Smell 3.0 Taste 1.0 Feel 1.5 Overall 1.0
To say this beer sucks could be an insult to suckiness. I picked this up with no prior research at the craft beer store while on a recent vacation in Florida (every time I do that it seems to backfire). It had a cool label, I liked the name, and figured I could sample first hand one of the up and coming Florida craft brewers I had been hearing about.
Really, I have no idea what this was. It's billed as a double IPA, but there were barely any hops in smell or taste; not much malt, fruit or really anything else of note, except for alcohol, which one tastes throughout.
The good news, if any, is that at 9.50% ABV, after you down two of these you really don't care much about quality. But, in all honesty, one might be able to accomplish as much with a bottle of rubbing alcohol and orange food coloring. Avoid.