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RATINGS: 759   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
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 (8351) - 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 (3799) - 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 (3317) - 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 (924) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Can... Cloudy amber ale with an orange emphasis and a small, creamy, white head. Long-lasting retention. The aroma is fruity, malty and just a tad earthy - notes of biscuit and black tea with grapefruit to a lesser degree. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Well-balanced. Biscuit and honey sweetness alongside citric bitterness. Finishes bittersweet and then dry with a couple grains of salt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2008
12 oz can, shared by kmweaver. Pours a hazy amber body with a creamy foamy off-white head. Nice hoppy nose with citrus, tangerine, and tropical fruit notes. Lightly bitter with lots of citrus and tangerine hops. Nice clean and brightly hoppy finish. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent, I’d drink this again anytime.


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