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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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Big roast and caramel malt aromas. Clear golden colour with good head. Nice big malt flavour up front with bitter hop finish. Med to heavy body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1346) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, dark GS color, big earthy hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone. Very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6659) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Can. Orange-amber body, light golden head. This is a malt forward IPA, toasty even, but unfortunately the hops here offer dull aromatics and a medicinal bitterness. Just okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (576) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
Clear golden yellow with a lasting white head, citrus and floral aroma with big hops flavours. A great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
clear yellow straw with a minimal white head and retention. subtle citrus - seems faded, peppery, spicy, peach, light pine, some crisp pale malts and herbs. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, decent spicy-citrusy finish

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hop_Hedonist (244) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
Can - Malt aroma malt palate - no hops here - super disappointing - don’t think it’s faulty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (754) - - JAN 30, 2014
Ipa esotica e rinfrescante, ben luppolata per un effetto amaro intenso e avvolgente, accompagnato da note di frutta tropicale, leggeri agrumi e sentori citrici che ti fanno realmente sentire sulla cresta dell’onda!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma: Light (not mild), zesty smell of malt and piney/citrusy hops. Mouthfeel: This one is quite a mouthful. I particularly like the oily feel. Taste: Quite bitter, but with a good amount of balancing sweetness in the background. Tropical fruit notes, a hint of honey flafour and nutty touches. Alcohol is evident but not disturbing. Finish: Long lasting bitterness that remains on the palate and down the throat. Overall: A delicious, refreshing IPA. Kudos to Maui Brewing!

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terp1977 (47) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
From a can. Citrus, hops, yet some bread to it. Interesting. Very drinkable IPA. Can is great to drink from ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Can from Maui. Nose is grassy hop with a.bit of fruit. Bitter hop burst and a hint of citrus rind. Good but not great. ---Rated via my mouth


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