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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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!

IslandHaole's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 29, 2012
A surprise find in Shibuya today! Slightly hazy orange colored beer with a rocky beige head. A hoppy citrus, grass & pine tar aroma as well as the sweetness of malt. Sweet malts up front with treacle and a mild grassy bitter finish. A bit over the top at 6.8%, closer to 2xIPA but not quite there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Perhaps Maui has consistency issues? The six pack I bought is not good. The taste has some malt sweetness and plenty of piney hops, but a weird vegetable or cigarette smoke taste dominates. Very dry. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1863) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
355 ml can at the Joint, Göteborg. Hazy golden with white head. Fruity floral with grapefruit, pine and resin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1771) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 9, 2016
On tap at EurHop #4, Rome-Italy. Deep golden quite clear color, little foam leaving drafts as it lowers. Nose: balanced semi sweet citric, truly fruity (apples mostly). Mouth: semi sweet start, middle clean watery with a sparkling bitter finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1285) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Piney hop aroma with some tropical floral hops. Taste is a slight sweet carmelized malty with a piney hop finish and some floral hops. Malt balances the hops nicely and it is not too resinous. Has a bit of yeasty finish that makes it a bit dirty, but still overall a nice IPA. Note: says canned 11-11-15 and I had it 10-6-16, would think this would be a bit better fresh for sure. The dirty yeasty may be due to age?---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2016
Nice pine, citrus and spice aroma, amber pour with pillowy white head. Biscuit malt upfront with long resinous hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, a really nice traditional English IPA, nice malt base with nice earthy hops, usually not a big fan of dry hopping with EKGs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (292) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
12 oz can. Really the only decent fresh IPA in Maui . I have a new respect for this beer after drinking it for 2 weeks. Good hop presence,.Not The best IPA but combines well With perfect environment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (5925) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can, pours a clear orange color with small white head. Notes of caramel, sweet malt, grape candy, and orange hops. Medium bodied not good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Mostly orange citrus; slight pine; perhaps some green tea. Low clean malt presence - not sweet, though. No alcohol. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Burnished copper/rusty orange hue. Very hazy body. Large, off-white soapy foam. Moderately high retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Amber malt base, though flavor is more clean than sweet. Bitterness is moderate with hop flavors of pine and orange. Finishes with a smoke flavor - seems to be a rauchbier IPA though there’s no indication of this on the can or brewery’s website. Could be tannins,sulfur, phenols, and/or very piney/resiny hops. Interesting palette. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; smooth texture. Med-low CO2. Seems a tad flat. Hops linger but are not astringent. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An IPA with smoke character is interesting, but I’m not sure if that flavor is intentional. Otherwise, a rather typical, no-frills IPA. 7/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2016
12oz can from Kroger Grandview: gold pour, big frothy white head. aroma of resiny, grain malts, faint citrus. tastes are bicuity, yeasty, light even herbal and spice - peppery. grapefruit, pine. long moderate bitter. well built.

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