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RATINGS: 762   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (772) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2008
From a can. Apricot color; straw and grassy aroma. Flavor of plastic, medicine, herb, big hops...should be bad but at a tasting we all loved it! Some malt, caramel, but a big mix of herbs and lovely hops...intriguing and tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Brought a couple cans back from a recent trip to Oahu. Bought at liquor collection. After tasting, I wish I had bought a bunch more. Tasted at Loganís house with Logan and deftim13. Big 1 finger fluffy off-white head. In your face huge hop aroma that was phenomenal on the pour. Grassy herbal aroma notes. Lots of hop flavor, but mellow hop bitterness. Sweet, but extremely well balanced. Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12 oz can brought back from Maui. Murky golden orange with smallish head. Lots of citrus hop aromas. Apricot and mango too. Flavor was greenery and more citrus. Sweet sweet grapefruit finish. Pretty tasty

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haggis03a3 (163) - Piedmont, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Amber with big white mousse head. Aroma of fragrant and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet malty with nice hops. Quite sweet and isnít too bitter. Nice smooth, full body texture. Overall it is good but a touch too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
junon (410) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Very nice. Hazy and slightly dark orange pour with big foamy head. Very apparent hops in the wif. Initial flavor comes smooth then has a kind of explosion of flavor. Does infact finish with a lingering bitterness. Reminds me of Sierra Nevadas Celebration Ale and holds its own against it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Iíve been saving these cans since July and now at the beginning of the Iowa winter, a little taste of the islands. Starts out with a strong hoppy aroma. Golden orange color with a white head. Sweet creamy cheese flavor on a creamy palate. Smooth and very delicious. Good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Thanks for sharing a can, marchcow. The body was hazy medium orange with an off white head. The araom was light grapefruit and caramel. There was also a peanut note. The taste had the expected grapefruit and bread crust, but was fairly light. The body was rich. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4437) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for bringing this one back from Hawaii. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly off white head that left lacing. Aroma of fresh hops, pine resin, citrus notes, caramel, pineapple and a touch of earthiness. Flavor of pine, hops leaves, caramel malt, grapefruit and some earthiness. A well done IPA, would love to have this available locally in cans! Nice hop bitterness with some malts to balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Defintely reminds me of so many beers....true "steady-eddie" IPA, not too hoppy, but present in every sip, good call on the Kent Golding hops, pleasent good tasting, a real relaxiing IPA, but what did you expect from Maui. Cheers to the Maui Brewing Co.!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2007
12oz can. Poured a deeper and hazy / cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of juicy oranges, grapefruit, pine, and pineapples. Tastes of citrus, pine, and light caramel. Sitting here in Maui drinking this makes this even better!


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