Swamp Ape is an American Double IPA brewed by Florida Beer Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a bottle.
The IPA pours a cloudy copper and is topped by a thick cap of soapy, off-white foam that shows nice retention. Looks lovely.
Aroma is soft but pleasing with a scent that’s somewhat floral and piney.
Tastes rather sweet in spite of being powered by a quintet of hops. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, and grass are balanced with toasty bread. But then a heavy dose of sweet and warming alcohol drowns the palate.
Loaded with sugars, the feel is heavy but smooth with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation.
The Swamp Ape is a hop bomb that is unfortunately overrun with booze. Could be improved with more bite or far less of that sugary alcohol. Its palatable but one should be careful as that ten percent ABV can catch up quickly.