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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
pretty impressed with this one. nice smell, little head, big taste. why do these things cost so much though? $11 for a sixer? Come on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Orange hazy golden pour white head sweet malt and a little citrus hop aroma taste of sweet malts and a little bit of citrus light lacing ...... kind of metallic not very hoppy but does have a nice mellow hop bite in the finish an average ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10025) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2010
Can (big thanks to joss!!!!!!): Deep, very,very deep piney-hoppy nose with a solid sweetish (exotic-) fruity background; deep golden coloured, a bit unclear, medium-sized white head, sticking to the glass; solid bitter and sweet flavour, very smooth and medium bodied; lingering fruity (grapefruit, lemons) and gorgeous hoppy (piney, citrussy) finish, balanced by sweet pale malt. Wow!!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (9267) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2010
(can, 35.5cl) Hazy, golden colour with a thick and slightly off-white foamy head. Fruity and very piney hoppy aroma with moderately sweet pale malty and slightly spicy background. Slightly bitter flavour with a rounded malty sweetness, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Soft pale malty base with a cornucopia of hop flavours, most of all exotic fruits (guave, mango) and grape-fruit; leading into a medium-dry, slightly bitter very and lasting exotic hoppy finish. A Hawaiian taste bomb. 03.III.10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2871) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Really nice IPA, even though it was in cans. Loved the 6 we got this in, had 2 each of 3 different beers, bought in Honolulu ABC. Nice big nose, standard IPA grapefruit + pine. Dark, amber, some malt to this, and plenty of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
This is another in the increasingly quality canned brew offerings. This brew pours a copper color and has a moderate head. The Kent Goldings are readily apparent as this is a fruitier and juicier IPA rendition then is typical of the U.S. Well-rounded bitterness. Overall, a decent IPA, but PNW hopheads may be disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Pours a pale amber color with enormous white head that retains well and laces nicely in my glass. Nose has a clean, bready aroma with some citrusy hops to make things interesting. On the palate there is a very nice balance of toasty malt with juicy-fruit hops of the usual variety for IPA’s. Finish has even more citrusy hops and again some of the fresh bready flavors/aromas mentioned earlier. Drinkable for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
12oz can brought back last week by my buddy Andy off of the big island. Crystal clear dark golden with decent white head that dissapears quickly to a even film that leaves light spotty lacing on the way down. At first pass, the nose is super bland and maybe a touch soapy. Caramel bread, stale spent oranges, a bit of candied orange rind, orang GoJo soap and saltine cracker. It does have some ’creamy’ feel with the carb just right in my book. The taste is better than I was expecting from the nose, but still nothing mind blowing. Light orange pilth with some zest, grass/earthen hops that represent nice dry hopping, more maltiness than I like, and finishes up with some bittering...although it is light. Would I search it out again?...no. Would I drink it again?...sure if faced with limited options or no new beers to experience. However, this beer should in no way be in the 93rd percentile of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1715) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Can of this appeared in the Portland, OR market around Christmas time. Colour... golden with a thick white head. Nose...piney and delightfully floral. Palate... a burst of pine, some grapefruit pith and wedge skin, frothy and a long finish with lingering bitterness.Mmmmmmm......good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6673) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2010
Can. Nice big piney aroma, light pineapple (ha!) Pale hazy golden, off-white head. Medium to light body. Sweet fruity body , piney hop. Well balanced, nice!

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