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RATINGS: 893   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15189) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
Can. Slightly hazy deep golden with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, citrus, hops, pine, little caramel, fruit, floral and a little pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Pours golden yellow with white head. Aroma is of fruity hops. Taste is good, slight caramel malt with zesty fruity hops. Tasty

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
355 ml can. Clear amber. Tall fluffy white head. Citrusy peppery nose. Ash. Rich malty body without much caramel but instead quite a bit of sweetness. Gentle crisp bitterness that balances nicely. Soft carbonation. Bitterness lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
(Can 8/7-2011) Clear dark yellow color, really good dry hop, light to medium bitter, could use a bit more malt body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Can. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter grape flavor. Long messy moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Not a very good ipa.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Golden in color with a decent head that lingers like a pancake. Smells malty with some pine and hay. Full nectar with good carbonation. A fat malt backbone supports the hive of a thousand bee stings. Bold, warming and very filling, you hear that Miller Lite, this brew fills you all the way up. Classic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
Clear golden color with fine head, Powerful flavour of hops and pine. Fruity with some burn malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
Can from Skjold Burne. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are flowers, hops, citrus and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2011
Can courtesy of Owen. Cheers mate. Pours a deep golden amber with a rocky bright white head. Plenty of lacing as it falls away. Aromas are quite sweet. Lots of light caramel and honey with lots of grassy hops and a hint of eucalyptus. Good stuff. Flavours are dominated by resiny hop bitterness. Flavours are a little one dimensional. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3906) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2011
355 ml can from Ølbutikken. Almost clear, amber body with small, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, a bit caramelly and roasty with notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine and roasted malt. Taste is medium to high bitter with nice dryness. Light to medium bodied with OK bitterness. Good, refreshing beer. Would be good cold on the beach. To bad I can’t get ahold of it here in Sweden.


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