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RATINGS: 762   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
12 oz can. Poured a hazy amber color with a two finger off white head. Aroma of citrus and pine, with a touch of malt. Flavor was well balanced with a good malt base, and a tropical fruity finish. Not quite as bitter as most I’m used to. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12oz can in trade from Odeed. Hazy amber-orange color. You could smell that hops as soon as you cracked the can. Fruity, tropical fruit with pineapple, mango, etc. Lightly sweet. The flavor has light tropical fruit that you first noticed in the aroma on top of lightly sweet malts. Mellow and well integrated ingredients. Medium body with a drying mouth feel. A solid drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2009 12oz can thanks to Odeed. Pours a clear amber with a nice off-white head. Nose is of citrus, pine hops and caramel malt. Taste is same as smell. Mouthfeel is medium-thin but not as bitter as should be for an IPA. Good tasting though with sweetness more noticeable than bitterness. More like an APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Can courtesy of rustychiles. Pours a clear copper color with a big foamy head that lasts. Aroma of pine hops, a bit of fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. The fruit comes through more than Im used to for an IPA. Very good. Thanks Rusty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Pours a nice copper color with a soapy white head. Aroma is lots of hops, malt and pine. Flavor is citrusy hops, piney resiny bitterness, and a touch of malt and fruit. Nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
copper in color with a nice white head that leaves lacing on the glass.wonderful citrus/fruity aroma.flavor is much of the same with a bit of a pine/ivy finish.pretty nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours deep golden yellow, initially lots of white head that dissipitates. Grapefruit aroma, and taste. Average mouthfeel, very drinkable and satisfying. A bit stinging on the tongue, comment on the carbonation? Mildly astringent.Above average for style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
12 oz can, a gift from Odeed; Thanks Jake!!! Nose super hoppy with citrus and ivy notes; very lightly hazy dark yellow with a big, glass-lacing pale yellow head; flavor has bitterness and a light caramel note; finish lightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Another good canned beer from these folks. This was a hazy yellow to orange with fat white head nd good lacing . Citrus hop nose with some light caramel malts. Mouthfeel is lively with lots of carbonation. Flavor is mostly citrus hops, and the finish is bitter. Very easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (926) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Poured from the can, opaque yellow color with a one-finger head. Plenty of carbonation. Aroma is fresh and crisp grapefruit and light caramel malt. Very refreshing flavor packed with more grapefruit, hay, and orange rind. Finishes easy. Definitely a session beer.


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