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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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!


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, - JUL 29, 2012
Saboreada siempre desde la lata.Buen balance entre caramel y lúpulo.Bien definida sin llegar a ser demasiado amarga.Muy bebible.Suerte de que viene en lata de tan lejos y aun preserva su frescor.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (52) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Can from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours clear burnished gold with a cleat white head, spruce aroma of piney hops,citrus,slightly spicy too,taste is bitter with melon & piney hop,citrus fruit,smooth & medium bodied with good malt support the finish is bitter ,piney with some dryness ,a decent IPA !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (625) - FRANCE - APR 30, 2016
Blonde dorée voir légèrement cuivrée, peu de mousse. Nez sur les houblons herbeux et terreux. malts, caramel. Bouche très houblonnée : herbeuse et épicée, une pointe de résine et de caramel. Forte amertume, corps intéressant, la longueur est très bonne. Très belle bière assez originale : on est clairement sur un houblonnage généreux d’une american ipa, mais des saveurs houblonnées d’une english ipa, très intéressant !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2052) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Draught at Monks cafe Wallingatan. Lasting beige head. Solid amber color. Nice fruity hop aroma with a bit caramell. Smooth hoppy taste and a firm bitterness to balanced a firm malty taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (102) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Schooner on draught Taps KL. Pours honey gold, persistent head. Lots of floral notes on nose. Big citrus/hops/bitterness taste. I’ve had this on can in the UK and it’s good. Closer to home on draught it rocks.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1117) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2016
Can from Saveur beer. Pours murky golden, white head. Citrus pine nose. Caramel sweet with pithy bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (598) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Pours a hazy orange. Large white head with sticky lacing. Earthy hop aroma with some malt. Bitter, earthy and some lemon. Pithy bitterness in the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (570) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2016
citrus, resin, caramel, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2016
On tap @ Barcelona Beer Festival ’16 - Spain and on can from Saveur-Biere.com. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hoppy and floral domination. Good grassy domination. Exotic fruits. Really nice and pleasant nose. Taste: medium body with good sweet caramel malt with hoppy blast. Really fruit with mango and peach domination. Litchi notes. Good attenuation and really easy drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet wet bitterness and fresh exotic fruits. Nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2016
Buen aroma a maltas cítrico y frutal Bien aspecto y correcta carbónatacion Bien balanceada en boca la maltosidad y el lúpulo con un final muy fino a lúpulo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Pours a very hazy golden. Aroma and taste: fresh and clean, with tropical fruites and piney notes, flowers - very pleasant. Piney bitterness aftertaste. Very good.


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