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RATINGS: 899   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Sampled from a can at Mondial de la bière. Crystal-clear orange with a nice white head. Sweet citrus aroma with some resin underneath. The taste is very drinkable - piney hops and caramel in a nice balance. The finish is not as bitter as some, or perhaps as it should be. Depends on your tastes. Nice IPA, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12oz can delivered from Hawaii. Pour is a bright orange with a very thin head of creamy lace that clings to the glass. Aroma is a little different from what I had expected. Aroma includes the normal hop character but there is also vanilla - the odd part - which is welcome. The flavors are bitter upfront, but the body is full and the finish is flowery and complex. This beer is a real winner. I’m impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
Pours a stunning Sunset amber glow. Really Piney beer in the nose and on the tongue. Good body and the finish is very nice. Excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2010
355mL can, pours cloudy golden with big white head. Big stunning piney hops aroma, with citrus and floral notes. Flavour of soapy, piney hops, with floral notes, citrus and light sweetness. Very nicely made IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12oz can pours a totally transparent, bright yellow gold with a frothy, clumping white head. Nose is pleasant, some mango, some citrus, light sweetness. Flavor is real solid, malty, sweet, crackers, lemon, lime. Medium bodied, dry finish. Good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2010
12oz can pours clear copper with large off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, malt, and hops. Taste is similar to aroma very smooth creamy texture with a nice malt and honey backbone. Nice balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Markro1 (5) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2010 does not count
Nice hoppy aroma with a dark golden color. Doesnt have the usual ipa slick mouth feel. Taste is more bitter than hoppy. A bit to sweet for me. In a crowded room of IPAs doesn’t really standout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonBlackBrain (19) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2010
The appearance and aroma of this brew was what stood out. Golden and clean with a great head. On the nose there’s the scent of freshly peeled oranges and tangerine. It wasn’t as bitter as I would have liked it to be. Flavors of citrus and pine are present but it didn’t have much of a finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7027) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Can shared at the SLC holiday tasting
Appearance: Clear golden with a big foamy white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Pine and floral
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel and floral
A great IPA

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
In can; Clear gold with a white head when poured. Crispy hops aroma with scent of honey and flowers. The taste is quite bitter, and very, very hoppy. I almost got a cordial taste ... really didn’t enjoy this one at all.


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