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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
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
can thanks to the great bhensonb. poured gold with a white head and some good lacing left behind. aroma of pine, citrus, and peach. flavor was citrus, pine, and pepper. light body with medium carbonation. thanks again bill!!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Got it in a can. Light orange color with light head and good lacing. Very hop heavy nose. Very smooth almost sweet taste with floral undertones and a light hoppiness. Light beer with a surprising amount of depth in the body. A very nice surprise coming out of a can.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 Can from Ryan Thomas (HI) Poured a light yellow orange color, decent head. OK aroma of floral hops. Taste is nice floral notes with a decent bitterness to it. Not over or under done. Really easy to drink. Light in texture....Overall a decent IPA from HI... Thanks again RT!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2009
Can beer with amber color and a nice white head, aroma is floral and some citrus like orange or lime and sweety, maybe toffee or something. Flavor has a balanced bitterness and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is a piney hop profile, light caramel, light alcohol, resin. Taste is light caramel, light hoppiness, faint alcohol, light fruit- seems more like a hoppy amber.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
For being a Paciific IPA I was expecting a nod in the hop profile to the local PNW hops. That was not there. Also there’s a heavier, creamier texture than is usual to the style. Some residual sweetness adds to the flaws. Still an enjoyable beer, just not quite meeting expectations - part of those were from me and part of thsoe stemming from the label as an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 19, 2009
On tap at the Yard House, Waikiki. Clear, dark gold with a dense white head. Very citrusy nose, some light pine and caramel. Snappy citrus and resin flavor, some caramel and earth. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Can from BevMo..Pours light golden with a with head...Smell is citrus and piney hops with a slight sweetness..Nice citrus hop bite.. Solid IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
12oz can. Pours a slightly hazed, bright orange body with a finger-width, slowly dissipating, white head that leaves a moderate to heavy soapy lacing. Aroma is straight up citrusy and flowery hops. A light earthy pine and some nice, soft, lightly sweet caramels. Flavor is much more subdued than anticipated. Some juicy oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and lemon with a nice caramel body, but still misleading after the big-time dry hopped aroma. Finishes dry and lingers with a moderate earth, resiny citrus. Medium bodied and clean. Overall, a decent and well balanced IPA, but not nearly as tasty as some other west coast IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle 355ml.
Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and shell bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090321]


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