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RATINGS: 805   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Can. Pours with a largish, tight, creamy, off-white head with good lacing. Hazy, orange body. Aroma of grrapefruit, appricot, and sugar, nearly all hops. Taste is some malty sweetness followed by exotic fruits (lychee nut for sure) and more light hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and water like, with light carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3524) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
12 oz can. Clear earthy orange brown with a creamy ivory head. Nose is spruce, tangerine and mango. Juicy with sharp carb; fresh and lively but plenty to chew on. Taste is grilled pineapple, caramel and lemon zest with a soft doughy finish. Delicious. I could drink this all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2008
A very fresh tasting ipa, both in aroma and taste. I wish I could just go to my local store to get it. :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
12oz can from hophead22...... pours a medium apple cider brown and frothy white head.... aroma of assertive sweet tropical fruits and to a lesser extent grapefruit..... nice balance of malts and somewhat generic fruity hops. some lasting touch of bitterness that lingers on the tongue but it is very subtle. mouthfeel lacks body and is a little thin....not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
can: IPA in the can--cool can! perfume, sweetened grapefruit, tinny; fizzy; only okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2008
12 oz. can from the Liars’ Club - Pours a hazy amber color with a large off white head. Thick lacing. Aroma is pine and floral hops and fruity esters. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters and a nice amount of hops. Medium body. No astringent aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Can. Strong orange-pineapple hops aroma with a hint of malt. Amber color with large white fluffy head. Smooth orange-pineapple hops and malt flavor - bitter bite of hops in the finish with a malty finish. Nicely smooth. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Can courtesy of WeeHeavySD

Pours a warm cloudy amber with a big fluffy head. Really nice aroma, fruity and heavy on the pineapple. But the flavor leaves a bit to be desired. The malt balance is somehow off; it’s harsh and a bit vegetal and a touch buttery and the lovely hops can’t quite cover up the flaws that keep breaking through. Nonetheless not a bad effort at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2008
12oz can. nice looking can and thanks to hophead22 for this one. pours hazy orange with white head. nose of tangerine, metallic. flavor is citrusy, earhty, metallic, this doesnt seem too fruit or something is off here. light and a bit spritzy mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. can courtesy of DYCSoccer17 - thanks. Nice slightly hazy sunny orange, ample and long-lasting head. Orange and pine needle aroma, light roastiness and toffee. Rather reminiscent of Drake’s IPA in the nose. Rather dusty grain flavor with rounded mandarin orange hops flavor, spiky sprucey notes, sweet doughiness/honey. Lightly sweet finish, some grain powder and moderate bitterness. Very nice IPA.

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