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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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Keg (05/09/2013) Rating 5: Marvellous on keg in Vintage, Edinburgh, Scotland... This is a beautiful beer at any time but its truly remarkable on tap! Cloudy orange body, sweet malty hop aroma, can pick up the dry hop on nose, really thick on the nose & tongue, sweetness woven throughout the dry hop which peters of to a grainy dry finish, very drinkable, very smooth, complex caramel like sweetness on the tongue alongside generous dry hop throughout gives a complex and very drinkable beer! So different from can, it truly needs to be tasted if you can find it! Can (21/12/2012) Rating 4.4: A very enjoyable beer... hops filled up to the heavens but not very bitter, a smooth taste and a fruity highlighted aroma... this really is a swell beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Canuckale (8) - Alabama, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
Just loving the Maui brewing co beers, after recently discovering this brand. Fantasic ipa, great flavor. Love the cans.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 355ml cans from Appellation Wines & Hoppo Beers. Amber peach colour, big head. Flowery perfume hop aroma & flavour. Quite light for an IPA. Wish it came in a bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Intense pine, resin, citrus nose. Amber/orange/gold. Great malt sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. One of the better IPAs out there. The aroma is intense and is present in every sip...another great beer from Maui Brewing.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Aroma - hops, heavy citrus, floral; Appearance - light copper, slightly hazy, fluffy head, laces nicely; Taste - very balanced front, sweet hop tang blends well throughout the back, finish has a long but not overpowering bitterness; Palate - smooth especially for the style, excellent body; Overall - well built, great in all aspects, one of the best IPAs Iíve ever had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Very good balance, remarkable aroma. Appropriate bitterness.perfect color is just pervfec UK j

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - OCT 19, 2012
Birra ottima! aromatica, saporita, bella da vedere e con un retrogusto intenso! very good!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
On draft at union jack pub, winchester, VA. Very well balanced. Malty pine aroma and flavor approaches. The long forgotten EKG hop. Finishes malty with a clean pine crisp finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Avantis90 (8) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
Smells sweet, peachy almost. Small off with head with a clear light orange body. Immediate rush of sweet citrus flavours followed by a lingering and rolling bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
12 oz. cans. Poured with a full, thick head. Tangerine and slight pine with a touch of grassy aroma. Citrus comes out a little in taste, but has some grass and a touch of funkiness that I canít pinpoint. Very smooth with a small lasting impression of pine from the hops. Really a nice beer and Iím glad I have 5 more cans!


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