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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (116) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 25, 2013
355ml can from The Local Pub, Athens. Sparkling orange color with a white head that left lacings on the glass. Aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruits at first. The taste was pretty much the same, more intense with bitter orange and maybe lemon. Holding the sip in the mouth for a couple of seconds added a nice sweetness to second the hops. The aftertaste was long and dry and very pleasant. The body was light to medium and the carbonation was medium, maybe the only disadvantage. I prefer a more flat carbo profile. A very nice beer, nontheless!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Can at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 31032012. Colour is clear yellow with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Poured from the can. Yellow with a white head. Citrus hops, some tropical fruit, grassy hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunk_again (120) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
355ml can. light unclear golden color. aroma of lychee, citrus and caramel. taste of fruits with malt notes.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bready, floral aromas, pours a clear golden color with a nice white head and good lacing. Citrus, resin, a sweetness, yet dry and bitter

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (972) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
~Bready malt aroma with strong pineapple notes, some grassiness and spice from hops. Aroma makes my mouth water. ~Pours a slightly hazy gold color with lasting creamy white head. ~Bitter hops, floral and piney, with pineapple and grapefruit, bready malt character. ~medium full bodied, with medium CO2, lingering earthy hop finish. ~Great for hop heads, A bit bitter for my taste but still enjoyable to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (435) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2013
Light gold, slightly hazy, thin but long lasting white head and good lacing. Piney, orange aromas, taste is similar. Fairly good bitterness which lingers a little

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Canned 31OCT12 Nice golden raisen ale with an etched surface and a rim of light white foam. Excellent clarity. Smells kinda weak, some pine, peach and a healthy crystal malt sweetness. Taste is bitter and carries grapefruit pith, some dry orange peel, some biscuit and sweet malts. Medium bodied and moderate carb with a dry finish. It seems like a par for the course beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 dec 2013, can. Light orange, faintly hazy, frothy head. Nose is orange and pineapple. Med body and faintly fizzy. Cereal malt with some pineapple and grassy notes. Okay. Nothing "big" about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (366) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Intense aroma of hops, noticeable citrus and floral. Hazy amber color, very big white head that stays for some time. Taste is exactly like smell: hoppy, citrus, floral, grapefruit bitter. Aftertaste isn’t as bitter and long as I hoped from the first sip. Medium carbonation. Overall: nice one. The floral tastes may put off some, but I think it gives more character to the beer.


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