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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2016
Can from Saveur beer. Pours murky golden, white head. Citrus pine nose. Caramel sweet with pithy bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Pours a hazy orange. Large white head with sticky lacing. Earthy hop aroma with some malt. Bitter, earthy and some lemon. Pithy bitterness in the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (585) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2016
citrus, resin, caramel, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2016
On tap @ Barcelona Beer Festival ’16 - Spain and on can from Saveur-Biere.com. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hoppy and floral domination. Good grassy domination. Exotic fruits. Really nice and pleasant nose. Taste: medium body with good sweet caramel malt with hoppy blast. Really fruit with mango and peach domination. Litchi notes. Good attenuation and really easy drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet wet bitterness and fresh exotic fruits. Nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alvaro78 (275) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2016
Buen aroma a maltas cítrico y frutal Bien aspecto y correcta carbónatacion Bien balanceada en boca la maltosidad y el lúpulo con un final muy fino a lúpulo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Pours a very hazy golden. Aroma and taste: fresh and clean, with tropical fruites and piney notes, flowers - very pleasant. Piney bitterness aftertaste. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
12oz can into glass, says 6.8%, I’ll take it. Pours a pale orange faded broze, transparent. Minimal lacing, medium head. Aroma of fresh pine, grass, orange peel, pepper, Clove, cedar, hops all over. Taste of prominent orange hop flavor, smooth interchange with a nice malt ease up front, consistent carbonation is enjoyable, bitter dry and sour finish. Decent brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours hazy Amber, yeast, mango, pineapple, peaches. Taste is full bodied, bitter, delicious.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (945) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours an amber from a can, frothy white head with lots of lacing. Big tropical/piney hop aroma, rather dank. Flavor starts to follow suit, but hoppiness is quickly displaced with a weird buttery caramel maltiness which then makes way for a thin bitterness with little flavor quality to it. A very disjointed IPA, surprised it’s rated so highly on RB. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6177) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Sampled at RBBWG16 . thnx for sharing everyone ! Pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is bitter. Some tropical fruit. Taste is Sharp, bitter , Nice grainy back. Bit simpele, but not bad.


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