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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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!

Aniela's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, - FEB 19, 2012
Canned. Clear golden with a offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy flavour and aroma. Some bitterness at the ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Can at home. Hazy light golden colour, slim white, foamy head. Metallic, resinous bitterness, grassy, light citrus and mango fruity, grainy malts. Good body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (656) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - SEP 14, 2015
355 ml. can, courtesy of Mara Mulrooney from Hawaii. Pours a beautiful hazy orange color with a medium white head that laces well to the sides of the glass. Aroma is strongly hoppy, delicious with intense pine, eucaliptus, peppermint, lemongrass and lime touches. Spruce and resiny notes dominate but give way to soft tropical fruits, especially guava, with a citrusy aura surrounding everything. Love it!... Taste is bitter, but not overpowering: Herbal and citrusy flavors in the spotlight. Rounded hop flavors that remind of green tea. Towards the end it gets this minty, refreshing touch. Really lovely! Light to medium body with well-hidden alcohol. Lively carbonation and incredible crispness. This one is a great IPA, different and daring but highly drinkable. One of the best I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (943) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a hazy deep orange with a big and creamy white head. Aroma is pungent resin with strong pine. Flavor is same piney grapefruit hoppines although balanced and not overly astringent with a gentle bitter aftertaste. Médium palate drinkable and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6710) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2015
can oro carico quasi limpida buona schiuma piuttosto persistentren discreto naso luppolato un filo resinoso amaro piuttosto intensoo secca buona beva

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (816) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2015
A nicely balanced IPA that has good length on the finish. Very easy to imbibe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2414) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
A really well done brew. Pours a hazy yellow. Aromas of pungent tropical fruit and citrus. Hoppy and vegetal flavours with some citrus rind in there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3549) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
Hawaiian IPA from an elaborately adorned craft beer can which makes me dream of a tropical island. Hazy, orangey, ’old gold’ coloured beer with strings of bubbles here and there, supporting a medium thick and creamy, stable, delicately lacing, egg-white head. Strong hops aroma jumping to the nose when opening the can... I get a strong piney component of cedar needles or pine resin, along with hemp, yellow grapefruit, toasted bread, papaja, unprocessed cigarette tobacco, oregano, dried jalapeno peppers, apricot. Clean and crisp onset, fruity but already at this stage more so from hops than from esters, tangelo, dried apricot, mango, hops manifesting themselves from the start, bittering already with a salty edge, minerally carbo but not overcarbonated, smooth and supple, lightly caramelly malt body in the middle, only to support an ever-increasing hop character which ends in an apotheosis of piney, resiny, grapefruity, peppery bitterness, both very aromatic (retronasally) and very ’deep’, lasting for a long time and drying the root of the tongue, but allowing a bit of the juicy caramelly malts to seep through. Very fragrant, yet uncompromising, throat-drying, spicy, almost abrasively hoppy IPA, showing much more character than I had expected. An IPA with balls. Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (933) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2015
Lovely tropical fruit aroma in a golden amber pour. Hop forward taste to start is perfectly balanced by the full fruity body and the sustained bitter finish. One of, if not the best, of the local (Hawaii) brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2838) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
Light golden yellow body, foamy off-white head, good retention, nice lacing, yellower and less amber than a lot of IPAs. Citrus hoppy aroma. Taste is slightly bitter, with a sweet malt balance. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liquidbread86 (66) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Standard American IPA. Gold in color with little head. Strong in hops with bitter aftertaste.

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