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RATINGS: 765   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle 355ml.
Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and shell bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090321]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy orange with a thick and white head. Dry, peachy and grapefruity hops aroma. Dry peachy and grapefruity flavoured with a nice bitterness coming through. Citric and dry bitter finish. Lingering peachy and grapefruity impression into the far finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2010
Can. An unclear amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of hops as well as notes of malt, grass, and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and hops - the latter lending it notes of grass and grapefruit, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2009
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Hazy golden with a dense off-white head. Fresh aroma of citrus and pine. Medium body with a solid and lightly sweet malt base - some caramel. Fresh and peachy hop accents dominate without making it particularly bitter. 210309

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2011
Can at home. Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2008
Canned (thanks bolagshataren!). Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity and flowery hops in a nice balance. Also some slight hints of caramel malts. Flavour is pleasantly balanced fruity and flowery hops along with caramel malts, toffee and some nectary hints. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Canned, thanks Bolagshataren! Cloudy amber, small head. Aroma of lychee and gooseberry. Sweet and perfumy, solid but very sweet. Very bitter finish with notes of pine needles and shampoo. Impressive, but too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
Can. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 11th October 2008. <br<GABF. Hazy gold beer. Pleasant and sensible levels of hops. Crisp and dry palate. Original rating 3

16th August 2011
A can courtesy of that great guy from Canada - Hogtownharry - Cheers Harry! Light haze on this gold beer. Nice slighty off white head. Light softish palate. Mild grapefruit - orange bitterness. A little creamy malt. Light dry fruit. Quite well joined up. Nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Can at Ølbaren, Copenhagen
Golden color. The aroma is earthy, quite earthy, with light cereals. Good body strength; maybe too much vegetable caramel flavor; moderate hopping, with some good fruit and resin presence, but not really impressive.
Quite good, not exceptional.


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