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This next beer was enjoyed outside on a deck overlooking a beautiful sunset with my wife while her dad babysat our little man.  Hurray vacation!

Beer Name: Stump Knocker

Brewery: Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, FL)

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.6%

Description: Brewed to be smooth drinking and hoppy, this pale ale received a “generous” amount of dry-hops.  My can was served alongside a chilled glass (which I just rolled with).

Appearance: Cloudy, reddish/amber body with about finger of white foam up top.

Smell: Juicy, tropical fruits mixed with a bit of grapefruit.

Taste: More of the fruity notes present in the aroma, coupled with caramel malt.  Finished crisp, with a subtle blend of earthy and piney hops and perhaps just a bit more grapefruit mixed in.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Hype: I think I’d heard of this brewery at some point, but I’m not aware of any particular hype around this one.

Overall: A nice little brew that made for some easy drinking outside.  It leaned towards one of my favorite flavor profiles with the caramel malt which was a definite plus in my book.  While I wouldn’t quite rank this as a superlative brew to go out of your way for, I would certainly order it again if given the chance.