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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1664) - Turku, - JAN 18, 2013
Smell of hops. Amber colour. Aroma of spruce, citrus and otange peel. Sharp carbon. Bitter taste.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DylansDad (519) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2016
Aroma from the can was like English malt with some earthy and floral hops, after the pour, though, it turned more towards dusty, dry carpet backing. Taste: each mouthful brings different aspects, but grapefruit and orange are constant. Also appearing: lime, toast, caramel, bread, toast, spearmint, salt, pepper, rye. Mouthfeel begins medium, finishes light, dry and slightly metallic. Very nice

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rekvium (326) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
From can. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of corn and butter, stale hops, old cellar. Taste is corn, butter, stale, caramel, just horrible. Damn...

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrOrla (1388) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
Can. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of stale hops, corn, caramel, touch if grape, light wet grain. Taste is malty, a little puke, light citrus. A little bitternes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (269) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Chewy! Although the malted barley mutes a lot of the earthy spice and floral aroma notes, they shine through in the flavor along with a bit of lemon and honey. This is a really an enjoyable approach to changing the mouthfeel and character of a very hop forward IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrMeadMan (52) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Tasty west coast hoppy IPA. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a heady aroma of citrusy hops. Very nice offering for an IPA. Iíd consider getting this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (970) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma is sweet and malt forward. Some grapefruits and citrus. Taste is better and more forgiving. Fruity thick malt with a piney and almost rye sensation. Orange zest and toasted bread. Pretty laidback IPA, but I guess thatís how they roll in Maui?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2672) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is tropical fruity, citrus, pine resin, some light floral notes, juicy hops. Flavour is light sweet with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Well-rounded and tasty IPA, a treat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (1172) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Can, bought at Bierzwerg bottle shop, Greven. Yellow golden in the glass, mighty frothy off white head. Fruity hopy nose with wheat and some peppermint. Starts with hopy bitterness, less fruity, more dry malt and grainy, but balanced. Hopy bitterness in the middle part and aftertaste, maybe a little bit too overlasting. But in the end a nice composition.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottm2588 (95) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Can at home. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pineapple, dank hops and caramel. Taste is tropical fruits, pine, slight orange citrus with a caramel backbone. Lovely bitter kick off the hops. Was looking forward to this and it didnít disappoint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (565) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Poured from the 12oz can into a shaker glass. Medium amber color with a cream colored head. Aroma is mild with some bready malt and earthy hops. Flavor is similar with some piney hops coming through. Medium bodied. Good fairly traditional IPA.


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