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RATINGS: 784   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12oz can. Cloudy gold/copper hue with a huge white head. Crisp and piney American hop aroma with a touch of malt. Equally crisp flavor with a very grassy hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2009
12 ounce can from JohnnyJ. Pours golden with some sticky white head. The aroma is earthy hops with a biscuity malt character. The flavor takes those same characteristics, and adds a bit of a buttery note. Medium body and easy to drink. Bready finish. I’d love to have this around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy orange gold color with a huge white rocky head that dissipates slowly. Very long lasting sticky lacing. AROMA: Big aroma of sweet citrus, pineapple and floral honeysuckle. Light biscuit like malt. FLAVOR: Surprisingly light taste. Light caramel, citrusy fruit and apricot. There is some light lingering piney hop bitterness. MOUTHFEEL: Light bodied beer with a slightly syrupy texture. Light Fizzy carbonation. DRINKABILITY: Very light and easy drinking IPA. It smells and looks like an Imperial IPA but tastes like a light pale ale. This would be a nice session beer, especially due to the fact in comes in a can. NOTES: BBCSD-0902-DanM

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy orange with a thick and white head. Dry, peachy and grapefruity hops aroma. Dry peachy and grapefruity flavoured with a nice bitterness coming through. Citric and dry bitter finish. Lingering peachy and grapefruity impression into the far finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4633) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Pours a amber color, white head. Pretty basic IPA. Grapefruit, citrus, some sweet caramel, moderately hoppy. Sweet and bitter, pretty easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Poured amber orange, citrus hops, caramel, little carboard, little spice, little malt, little fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Spent 3 months in Hawaii and this was the best beer I had from the islands. Maui cans all beer. Sweet hoppy flavor. Smooth finish. Not a huge aftertaste in my opinion. Great for laying in your hammock watching the waves on the big island.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and caramel. Tastes bitter and peppery with a grapefruit hint on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Can. Pours amber with a thick off-white head. Nose is fruity hops and caramel. Tastes mostly the same, with a little more of the malt and brown sugar. Pretty well-balanced. Mouthfeel is nice and full with a lasting finish that starts fruity and malty and becomes increasingly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbeaaach42 (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 25, 2009 does not count
A simple can of goodness. Not over hopped. Well balanced. I am not an IPA fan, but I like this beer.


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