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RATINGS: 766   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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1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Wow let this beast sit over night pulled the tab and the sucker unleashed a volcano of foam on me... Not happy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (848) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Can. Amber pour with a big head. Pine, resin, grapefruit, wet leather. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slight sweetness and bitterness. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Can from The Beer Cellar July 2013. Love a good IPA in a can and this one is quite good. Hoppy with a good dose of malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (108) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Mainlly toasted malt nose with a light amber color. Medium bodied with primarily resin and pine hop flavors and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (217) - orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a semi hazy light copper color decent packed head. Aroma is pineapple and grapefruit and slight tangerine. Taste follows the aroma well. Some citrucy bitterness on the back end. Medium mouth feel. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Can at home. Pours golden yellow, lots of sweet grapefruit, bitter and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (297) - - JUL 21, 2014
amber color; piney, citrusy hop aroma; good and hoppy; piney hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Mediocre IPA, with lots of pine in nose and flavor. Plays off like a pale ale, with too much malt compared to hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
can from pivnizub - cheers! Golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty base that supports the fruity hops very well. Resiny, grassy, with a fruity touch.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours clear orangish light golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet oaky caramel malt with earthy aromatic hops. Taste is chewy dark caramel malt with clean crisply bitter hop finish, earthy grassy notes. Really solid basic IPA. Light body that tastes much darker. Pretty sure I liked this better from a can than on tap...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Woah! Poured to huge foamy swell! Then mellowed and maintained nice bubble upwelling. Nice heady crispness. Malt profile well developed but strong hops balances out. Kelp on ur ear!


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