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RATINGS: 783   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, - JUL 3, 2012
Gentle grapefruit and pine aroma, not as hard hitting as I’d like, but ok. Pours bright and golden, lively white head. Dry, abrasive bitterness leads the way, some savoury notes in the finish. Not exactly a pioneer for the style, but a worthwhile example to try because it’s definitely a good refreshingly bitter IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2740) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2785) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
curdy (8) - Lodge Park, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
Nice golden colour. Off white head that disappears within a minute or so. Fruity on the nose, but not overpowering. Pleasant on the palate. Flavour is slow to build.....then you are hit with a nice bitter after taste. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2725) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at the brewery, Brewpub, poolside at the Sheraton and various restaurants. A few of the Maui Brewing beers were available everywhere on this part of Maui. Poured a hazy amber-gold with a fine, off-white head and lace. Aroma of biscuit, pineapple, caramel and orange. Taste of biscuit, pineapple, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (323) - - OCT 18, 2014
Can. Clear golden pour, frothy offwhite head. Hoppy nose, with notes of grain. Taste is hoppy, a malty bitterness, with a fruity finish. A hint of alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation. Good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"a hoppy ale in a can. a nice beer...citrusy hops and bitterness all around, with a firm malt backbone to even things out a bit. recommended brew. better than flyin hipa."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1044) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
From a 355ml can on 14/10/2014. Pours a cloudy golden with a medium to biggish fine white head. The nose is relatively muted with a bit of fruit and some minor floral notes presenting. Flavour wise, this is quite a sweet one with lots orange apricot and marmalade up front, followed by a solid, dry lingering hop bitterness. The palate is quite creamy and the carbonation is average. This is a bit unusual - it almost has a dessert like character. But I like sweet, so I’m not complaining. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollerton (104) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
A very good IPA I had on a trip to Hawaii. Perfectly balanced, nice hops and tastes very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (10) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Gift from a friend. Pours like any other can. Head is thin but persistent. Initial bitterness cedes way to pine and citrus notes. Large amount of hops. Mouth feel is shock from the hops. Not expected from a can. Lingering mouth feel is slightly herbal with constant reminder that this is a hoppy beer. Overall, this could be your every-day go to beer. That is if you lived in Maui.

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