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RATINGS: 892   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Can poured into a pint glass. Golden amber color, good clarity, nice off-white cap of foam. Aroma is orange and grapefruit hoppiness, with a little pine and a little neutral malt. Flavor is rather muted. Tastes like a ’diet IPA.’ The orangey tropical hops are there, and the pine is there, and the pale malt is there, but there’s no robustness. Watery, a little soapy, and with low bitterness. Above average but not a great IPA by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Can, 12 fl. oz. Pours a light golden beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hops (pine and citrus) and notes of sweetness. The flavor is hops and malt. The palate is a little weak, but overall a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Thanks to Odeed! Aroma is obviously dry-hopped with grassy, resiny, citrus hops scents showing up. The appearance is about normal for a craft IPA - slightly unclear light orange amber with white head. Flavor matches the aroma - malt sweetness + American hops on the less grapefruity more bitter side. Mouthfeel’s about average. Overall, a solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
(12oz can) Hazy amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is pine/grapefruit, some caramel, peach/orange. Taste is what the aroma suggests, fairly bitter. Medium body, light chewiness, acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2009
Canette de 12 oz. Arômes complexes de houblon résineux, fruité et floral. Robe ambrée et claire, mousse moyenne. Relativement bien maltée, le côté aromatique du houblon est très agréable, avec des touches résineuses (Simcoe ?), fruitées et florales. Amertume moyenne. Une excellente IPA, encore meilleure sur une plage!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
Cloudy dark golden with a small white head. Sweet and juicy pine hops, with small hints of peach and grapefruit. Sweetish malty flavour with bready notes, and a citrus hop flavour. Excellent malt/hop balance in the aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2009
Can, 6.2%. OK caramelly hop aroma. Hazy orange colour. Small white head. The flavour is also caramelly, a bit rough, but with a clean bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2009
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Hazy golden with a dense off-white head. Fresh aroma of citrus and pine. Medium body with a solid and lightly sweet malt base - some caramel. Fresh and peachy hop accents dominate without making it particularly bitter. 210309

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12oz can. Cloudy gold/copper hue with a huge white head. Crisp and piney American hop aroma with a touch of malt. Equally crisp flavor with a very grassy hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2009
12 ounce can from JohnnyJ. Pours golden with some sticky white head. The aroma is earthy hops with a biscuity malt character. The flavor takes those same characteristics, and adds a bit of a buttery note. Medium body and easy to drink. Bready finish. I’d love to have this around.

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