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RATINGS: 790   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!


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (210) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Deep golden color, nice white head. Controlled hop aroma. Taste is citrus/orange hops with pine notes on the back end. Very good IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can. The look is clear, golden in color, off white head. The smell is grainy, hops, pine, fruit, grass, ok. The taste is bitter, resin, hops, grass, and ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz can. Gold with an average white head. Aroma is of grass, floral, and citrus. Taste is of weeds, grass, floral, lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3751) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Can drank from with a nice island theme: Nice hops aroma. Taste is nice good, very balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (128) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Can in Kauai, Hawaii. Malt upfront with bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (70) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma is dominated by the hops - mostly pine with a touch of citrus. Color is a clear amber with a slight to medium off white head. Taste is dominated by the bitterness of the hops. Medium body with a reasonably long bitter finish. Overall a nice example of an IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Purchased at a random grocery store in Honolulu, HI; enjoyed at a friends place with two days left on my Hawaiian vacation, dreading going back to frozen Chicago. Appearance is a lightly cloudy darkish gold with a huge frothy white head that nicely laces to the glass. Aroma is pretty great, nice hoppy profile with a bready malt undertone, also light spruce notes. Taste goes down nice and hoppy, English hops are most prominent, and gives it a bitter yet drinkable flavor. I’m liking this one a lot, one of the best IPA’s I’ve had in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2015
A fairly cloudy orange with a nice foam. It began to clear as it warmed. Clearly, pine hops and citrus dominated the profile. Good body, but the flavor was actually muted. Hop bitterness and a toasted bread malt laid the ground work. It wasn’t until the beer warmed that the hop flavors showed themselves and then only in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2792) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Can: Pours a hazy peace juice color topped with a large, sticky & soapy off-white head. The nose is aromatic; citrus and pine. It’s sweet and has enough pine resin to just about cover up a light bit of bready malt. The taste is a straight forward dry-hop wallop. To me it hides everything else. Lingering bitters in the tail. I haven’t had anything like this in a while… it’s a welcome change. Nice effort, but at $3/can...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Draught@Grand Wailea Resort, Hawaii. Golden color, lasting white head. Floral hop aroma. Smooth, hoppy flavor with cookies. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can. Pours golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and light caramel. Flavor of pine, grass, citrus and had a touch of caramel.


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