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RATINGS: 798   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22067) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20664) - 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.

   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!

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
12 oz can. I could smell the hops as soon as I pulled the tab. Really attractive looking beer. Sublime even. Poured a murky medium orange color. Head was thick and rocky with good retention and lacing. The lace was that sticky, clingy stuff that really impresses. The aroma was nice, too. I smelled the malty caramel and sprucy hops I’ve come to expect from American IPA’s, but there was also some vanilla frosting and grapefruit. Prickly on the tongue with ample carbonation. There was moderate hop bitterness of about 6 out of 10 which was balanced well against ample malty sweetness. The flavors were a little fruity and a little malty, but more hoppy with sprucy/citrusy/flowery hops dominating the more submissive caramel and apricot. This one grew on me more and more as I drank it and definitely it improved as it warmed up a bit. Everything in balance. Nothing over the top. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
dark amber pour with a thin layer of froth. huge fresh hop scent that’s very promising. great thickness and a very well balanced hop and malt taste. i need to get some more of this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Intense pine, resin, citrus nose. Amber/orange/gold. Great malt sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. One of the better IPAs out there. The aroma is intense and is present in every sip...another great beer from Maui Brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Microbrew in a can, turned out a lot better then I had thought it would. One of the better beers I had in Hawaii while I was on vacation. Nice IPA. Nice citrus and pine notes in the flavor as well as the aroma. Tasty.

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