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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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Can. Canned 030410. First had this in Hawaii last year and finally grabbed some cans recently in a trade. Pours a nice slightly hazy orange honey color with a 1 finger head that slowly sinks to about 1/8 of an inch. Already lacing. Swirl and sniff results in a nosefull of citrus hops along with a subtle sweetness. Very balanced with a nice bitter kick at the end. Canned alomst 4 months ago may have taken a bit out of the hops up front. This takes me back to sitting on the beach! Very good. Medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
An orange amber IPA with a thick light moka head. A classic floral hops aroma with orange pulp notes, piney and pungeant. In mouth, a classic biscuitty malt with lingering floral hops, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. Can at Mondiale 2010.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Can. Thanks Chels. Pours a clear copper with a large frothy off white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is strong sweet hop with grapefruit and floral. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth hop taste and nice lingering finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive IPA from Maui Brewing, really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (310) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Brought some home with me from my last trip to our 50th State. Pours a chunky coppery orange with a frothy, white head which clings to the tulip glass. Huge pine great the nose with a spicy citrus backdrop. Creamy and coating, the sweetness is quickly overtaken by the hoppiness, similar to a good Colorado hop bomb. The citrusy hoppy bitterness does linger and linger and linger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Tin. Poured orange with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Full hop aroma, naartjies and seville oranges. Hop flavour, with some more naartjies and grassiness. Blood orange finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
4oz from can at Mondial 2010
Appearance : Clear yellow, small head.
Aroma : Hoppy, resinous and citrusy.
Taste : Citrusy, resinous, quite fruity. Finish is bitter and resinous. A bit spicy with a bit of alcohol.
Overall : Rather drinkable, nice hops. Great drinkable IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Can courtesy of jdubFL. Pours deep gold with copper hues and thin white head. The aroma is mild feebly pushing up notes of citrus, some pine and other faint vague hoppy notes. The taste is sweet with malts and a modest level of citrus and pine hops in the background. By about midway spicy hops, citrus hop flavor and a touch of pine heads running off into the finish with a sweet citrus cotton candy sense taking it into the after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9303) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2010
Can. Nicely fragrant and fruity hop aroma. Good rich caramel malt flavor with great hops. Hops work well overall, flavor, aroma, and bitterness. Good balance. A well-done IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
A nice amount of hops balanced nicely with a small hit of malt. Well done considering how hard it must be to get the hops right.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2010
Pours hazy golden, white head. Nice classic USIPA aromas, grapefruit and pine.
The flavour lacks a little bitterness, coming off slightly sweet. This may be due to the age of the can. The hop flavour is bang on. A solid, well made US IPA.


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