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RATINGS: 782   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Maui Brewing Company--Big Swell IPA--Big, Hoppy, Bold, Smooth And Hoppy--Did We Mention HOPPY?--2010 12 oz. MicroCan. 6.20% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Mild lace light white head. Clear thin light bright gold color. Floral mild aromatic hop front. Mild sweet light caramel pine hop resin medium rich IPA body. Earthy burpy hop spice smooth clean end. Thin bodied tasty hoppy easy IPA. Sampled 7/23/2010. 6-Pack $11.99.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2010
12 oz can into shaker. Thanks, Brenn79. Nice grapefruit and citrus powder in the nose. Pours a hazy gold with a thick pillowy head full of big bubbles. Taste is very standard for this style; there are no diversions or off-notes. That means it’s tasty, yet nothing special. It’s mostly hoppy bitter with just a touch of malt sweetness. Carbonation is pretty high for this style. Some purists might gripe about this, but it doesn’t bother me. Medium body. Overall, a tasty IPA, but nothing I would go out of my way to buy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Hazy orange-yellow. Frothy head. Bitter but not too bitter. Goes well with food. Slightly dirty but not necessarily in a bad way. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
On can at the mondial de la biere 2010... Aroma:Grapefruti hops.... Appearance:Clear cooper,good head... Flavor:Grapefruit hops,sweet....

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Courtesy of Wavers1 for this brew. Aroma is a strong malty honey backbone, with hints of citrus hops. Color is a pale orange, with about two fingers of white head. Taste has a bigger Malt Backbone than most IPAs with hints of honey, bitter hops, and and grapefruit. Palate is crisp and thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Can. Canned 030410. First had this in Hawaii last year and finally grabbed some cans recently in a trade. Pours a nice slightly hazy orange honey color with a 1 finger head that slowly sinks to about 1/8 of an inch. Already lacing. Swirl and sniff results in a nosefull of citrus hops along with a subtle sweetness. Very balanced with a nice bitter kick at the end. Canned alomst 4 months ago may have taken a bit out of the hops up front. This takes me back to sitting on the beach! Very good. Medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
An orange amber IPA with a thick light moka head. A classic floral hops aroma with orange pulp notes, piney and pungeant. In mouth, a classic biscuitty malt with lingering floral hops, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. Can at Mondiale 2010.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Can. Thanks Chels. Pours a clear copper with a large frothy off white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is strong sweet hop with grapefruit and floral. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth hop taste and nice lingering finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive IPA from Maui Brewing, really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Brought some home with me from my last trip to our 50th State. Pours a chunky coppery orange with a frothy, white head which clings to the tulip glass. Huge pine great the nose with a spicy citrus backdrop. Creamy and coating, the sweetness is quickly overtaken by the hoppiness, similar to a good Colorado hop bomb. The citrusy hoppy bitterness does linger and linger and linger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Tin. Poured orange with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Full hop aroma, naartjies and seville oranges. Hop flavour, with some more naartjies and grassiness. Blood orange finish.


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