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RATINGS: 811   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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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, - FEB 1, 2014
Can - Malt aroma malt palate - no hops here - super disappointing - don’t think it’s faulty.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Can. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are classic American IPA with elements of white grapefruit, pale malt, and hints of pine and caramel. Well balanced in the mouth with a significant grapefruit and cut grass hop note set off by some mild resin and clean malt notes. Medium bodied with a solid amount of bitterness. Fresher smelling and tasting than expected, given the Manitoba Liquor Mart’s reputation of brining in products that are less than ideal in terms of age. Looking forward to trying this again at the source in a few months.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraffitiVandal (149) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
ENG: 355ml can from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Opalescent, orange color with medium, white head and some lacing. Aromas are pretty sweet, citrusy hops, caramel. Tastes sweety too, but balanced. Citrusy hoppy with slight malty background. Sweety-malty aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall greatly drinkable, refreshing IPA.

PL: Puszka 355ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do tulipa. Barwa pomarańczowa, opalizująca, piana jasna, średnia, nieco lejsingu. Aromaty dość słodkawe, cytrusowe chmiele, karmelek. W smaku również słodkawe, ale nie za mocno, fajnie zbalansowane. Znów cytrusowo, w tle nieco słodowe. Słodkawo-słodowy posmak. Średnie nasycenie, średnie odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując bardzo pijalne, orzeźwiające IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (624) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Clear orange with white fine pored long lasting foam. Bitter hoppy nose. The taste is bitter and too tart, but an extended amount of sweetness compensated for that. Light carbonation that could be a bit stronger. Tart and dry aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
Hazy amber, nice rocky beige head.Somewhat odd nose of light hops.Palate has a light malt start with a medium strength lingering hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (726) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Can. Cloudy orange-amber pour with a thick off-white head. A tasty and balanced IPA, with a good bitterness and a combination of zesty citrus and juicy tropical fruit. Lots of flavour, some sweetness but finishes bitter and dry. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (185) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
CAN. Hazy straw in colour with small foamy head.. Sticky hops & biscuit malts on the nose.. Floral & flowery hops up front, a biscuit malt middle with a sappy hoppy finish.. A bit of everything.. Sourced LP

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (108) - - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a clear gold with white head. Flavour has lot of fruits and pine. Taste has fruit and pine . Long bitter aftertaste. Very nice stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiamagia (1) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2015 does not count
drunk few in honolulu on 20/06/2015... fresh and really hoppy a really good surprise!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (269) - USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours golden wheat colored with a nice long lasting head from tap. Resiny hop aroma. Taste is pretty bitter. Very traditional ipa flavor. Pretty thin. Not very sweet. A moderate punch to the face.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Tropical fruit aroma, which always seems appropriate for a Hawaiian beer, along with grass and pine resin. Taste is more limited, mostly grapefruit and pine.


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