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Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale was developed in Burton, England, as a "Super-Premium" hoppy pale ale around 1800. The extra strength in alcohol and hops helped preserve the beer on its long export journeys to India and beyond. The style developed a following worldwide. Its flavor begins with a smooth, malty creaminess followed with a big burst of dry-hop flavor from English Kent Golding Hops. It then finishes with a lingering yet pleasant bitterness.

Big Swell IPA is a fresh handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed with huge amounts of American hops and malted barley...dry hopped to perfection!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2124) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Can as a gift, likely Beautiful Beers but hey, free beer isn’t likely to get me to conjecture too much. Light to mid-gold, with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Mango and orange peel on the gentle aroma. Massively bitter taste. At first it feels far too bitter but I get used to it fairly quickly. Long resinous bitter finish. Hard citrus and almond in the aftertaste. Pretty special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (604) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2016
That a lot bigger a beer than I expected, Plenty of Aroma and a lot of tropicals on the tongue, and a distinct dry finish. I’m down with that.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (702) - USA - MAY 27, 2016
Light amber, hazy. Medium body, flavorful, spritzy, long aftertaste. Bitter, dry. Hoppy, herby. Not very inspiring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2016
Cervesa força aromàtica, en boca destaquen tocs a fruites tropicals i a caramel. Cerveza bastante aromática, en boca destacan toques a frutas tropicales y a caramelo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with sweet malts and a peppery crisp dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (713) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a golden copper with a medium head. Aroma is tropical fruits, honey and malt. A sweet citrus to start with some bitterness at the end and hops in the middle. It’s ok, not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2864) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Can from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours clear golden with a frothy off white head. Mild hoppy aroma with toasty notes. The taste has a big burst of grapefruit citrus becoming increasingly bitter in the finish. There’s a slight metallic note. Refreshing and easy drinking. A decent IPA, but nothing special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (102) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Can from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours clear burnished gold with a cleat white head, spruce aroma of piney hops,citrus,slightly spicy too,taste is bitter with melon & piney hop,citrus fruit,smooth & medium bodied with good malt support the finish is bitter ,piney with some dryness ,a decent IPA !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (653) - FRANCE - APR 30, 2016
Blonde dorée voir légèrement cuivrée, peu de mousse. Nez sur les houblons herbeux et terreux. malts, caramel. Bouche très houblonnée : herbeuse et épicée, une pointe de résine et de caramel. Forte amertume, corps intéressant, la longueur est très bonne. Très belle bière assez originale : on est clairement sur un houblonnage généreux d’une american ipa, mais des saveurs houblonnées d’une english ipa, très intéressant !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Draught at Monks cafe Wallingatan. Lasting beige head. Solid amber color. Nice fruity hop aroma with a bit caramell. Smooth hoppy taste and a firm bitterness to balanced a firm malty taste.


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