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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Can, mybrewerytap.com. Great spicy, grassy aroma leading into a strong bitter beer with great zestiness on the tongue and a lovely dry finish. Itís rounded, with some creaminess in the background. Lovely hazy golden/orange appearance, great looking, great tasting beer. Is canned beer the way forward? If itís this good, then yes!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Can, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Hazy dark golden with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Biscuity malts aroma, light doughy, some resiny hops, light floral and some apricot and grapefruit. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and fairly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, floral, fruity, light pine, biscuity again, light vinious notes. Apricot and piney bitter finish. Okay, bit there is a lot of malts that prevent it from being really crisp. Very long, lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Canned: Cloudy deep orange with white head. Fruity and sweet aroma with some caramelmaltiness, peach, resin. The taste is refreshingly bitter. Not as malty as the aroma suggests. Finish is long and quite bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2011
First of all, something is wrong with the can. It pours down the side when trying to pour into the glass. The beer is clear amber and is half head. The head is appealing and frothy. The aroma is dominately citrusly hoppy with a small malt presensce. The texture is smooth and creamy and the flavor refreshingly full, hoppy, bitter, and slightly caramel. Hawaii is redeemed. The beer is better than it lets on and the malty sweetness is smooth and mellow, and only satisfies, just like Copenhagen used to do... since 1822.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
Can. Clear golden body with a small lasting white head. Aroma is hops, peach, dry, citrus, caramel. Flavor is dry, pine needles, fruit, hops, caramel notes. Bitter end. Well carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15277) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13145) - 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.


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