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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 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 (9325) - 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 (2198) - 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 (3907) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Can shared at the CA-GA cultural beer exchange hosted by alexanderj. Gold with white head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, and pine. Flavor is the same, somewhat grainy / biscuity, but the bittering hops are a nice addition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Cloudy dark copper-golden color, thin sparse head. Moderate earthy hop aroma, fruity malts. Light citric hop character on the taste. Pretty mild hops on finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Thanks to Dansting for this one. 12 oz can served in a shaker pint. Poured a hazy gold with a finger of tight bubbled white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with some sweet malt. Some caramel malt sweetness, decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable. I got a slightly soapy taste from the hops that dinged my rating a bit. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
12oz can. bonus from agentsteve. pours a copper with a sizable off white head. aroma is pine and citrus hops. mouthful is a smooth caramel malt that is followed by some big citrus hop. finish is pretty crisp, excellent ipa. gotta love the micro cans!!!

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