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RATINGS: 897   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Gold with creamy white head and lace. Nice resin aroma. Sweet malt with a medium resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied but fizzy. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2010
shockingly good. I had heard bad news about this one from someone who toured the brewery lately and I am glad to report that the its bad review was greatly exaggerated. I kept wondering where they got such great hops to make this drink- - do they grow them on the islands? Either way - stellar.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Canuckale (8) - Alabama, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
Just loving the Maui brewing co beers, after recently discovering this brand. Fantasic ipa, great flavor. Love the cans.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1042) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
12 ounce can from Total Wine in Tustin ($2.49). Pours a murky orange-amber with two fingers of off-white foam. Mild aroma of fruity hops (citrus and pineapple). Flavor is hoppy with some nice tropical fruit (more pineapple but not very sweet) and a solid caramel-y malt backbone and a vegetable quality. Finish has a nice level of both sweetness and bitterness. Solid IPA. (295, 406)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
A top tier IPA. Large amount of bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Good sparkle to it. Pours a nice orange color.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (207) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Big Swell IPA pours a nice pale color with an extremely intense white head. The scent is of sweet hops, lemon and some light malt. There is a nice sweet malty and hoppy taste to it with some caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Can from Wally’s LA. Pours a clear gold with a rocky, off-white head that has very good retention and spotty, big lace. Aroma is lemon, strawberry sorbet. Taste is a bit soapy but has a beautiful caramel and honey backbone that seems absent in lots of IPAs of late. Long, nutty, bitter aftertaste. Oily mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7681) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Can at SBWF. Slightly hazy golden with a medium white head that did not last for long. Pleasant aroma of fruits, grass and some light malt. Refreshing taste of grapefruit, medium body. Finish was quite bitter. Nice beer without being extreme. My first ever beer from Hawaii.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
In a can at Lanai. Pours an amber color with moderate hops. Very citrus and resinous hop aroma. Moderate sweet malt. Flavor is hop bitterness with sweet malt. Very balanced and good. Medium body. Excellent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Can: Drank from can. Hoppy nose with a mostly earthy pine note and light citrus, some sharp co2 and malt notes. The flavor is balanced and hoppy, nice ipa for a can. Finishes clean and the bitterness helps accentuate the pale malts. Good.


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