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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!


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Canned, thanks Bolagshataren! Cloudy amber, small head. Aroma of lychee and gooseberry. Sweet and perfumy, solid but very sweet. Very bitter finish with notes of pine needles and shampoo. Impressive, but too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 01/25/2008
Mode: Can
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, lots of hop flavor to complement the sweetness, touch of citrus,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
Canned, Bolagshataren delivers once again. Pours out in a beautiful hazy dark amber with a with a rich fluffy lasting white head. Hoppy aroma of lychee, pine-needles, flowers and caramel. Medium-bodied and quite chewy flavour of caramel, pine-needles, grapefruit and grass. Bitter finish resin, caramel and grapefruit with sweet hints of caramel. Nice one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
12 oz can, purchased at Foodland, Princeville, Kauai. Another tasty beer from Maui Brewing. This actually came in a sampler pack which contained two IPA’s, 2 Bikini Blondes and 2 CoConut Porters. All three of the beers turned out to be very good and easily the best thing I have found on this island. There is nothing outstanding about this IPA, it’s fairly tame by San Diego standards. But, it’s tasty, easy to drink and in this area where Steinlager reigns supreme, this is curing my hop fix. Awesome looking can, too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2008
Bottled. Thanks Bolagshataren - here’s looking at you kiddo. Pale amber colour with average sized head. Flowery tea-like(reminiscent of warrior) hops in aroma. Pretty much 1-dimension here. Loads of flavouring hops, that might subtle down the bitterness, that is approximate to 50 IBU maybe? Tasty beer with easy drinking and medium body, not very complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Can thanks to hopdog. Pours a thick and cloudy light amber with nice big thick head. Citrus, hoppy with flowery nose. Flavor big hoppy with a great mouthfeel to it. Good balance of the malt that comes off a with a nice sweet roastyness to it. Nice smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Can from Nathan on St Patrick’s Day. A Hawaiian beer to celebrate America’s favorite holiday. Very sweet nose. Flavor matched but with a hop kick. Mango, orange, pine. Smoky pale golden in color. Left nice lacing. My favorite of the Maui Brewing Co that I have tried.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2008
Canned (thanks bolagshataren!). Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity and flowery hops in a nice balance. Also some slight hints of caramel malts. Flavour is pleasantly balanced fruity and flowery hops along with caramel malts, toffee and some nectary hints. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2008
This much sought-after brew pours an extremely cloudy, burnt orange-amber color. A small, foamy, off-white head settles to a thin film. Ribbony, sticky rings of lacing circle the glass. The aroma proudly displays big toffee malts, offset by huge notes of grassy, citrus, and tropical fruity hops. Grapefruit, orange, and mango all jump out in the full, pleasing nose. The flavor has alot to live up to, and unfortunately it falls a bit short. The theme is the same, and the toffee and the grass hops come through well, but the fruity hops aren’t as well integrated. There’s also a dulling graininess that hinders things a bit. A substantial and smooth body benefits greatly from the obvious lack of filtering. This is a very enjoyable brew that I would drink quite frequently if it was available. These guys needs to start shipping to the mainland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Timmay! (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2008 does not count
In Can from HI to Oregon from friend. A nice nose-typical Cascade based IPA. Pretty malty and bit sweet. Nearly no head,cloudy. A decent IPA nothing special in the saturated IPA market.


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