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RATINGS: 759   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1231) - Turku, - JAN 18, 2013
Smell of hops. Amber colour. Aroma of spruce, citrus and otange peel. Sharp carbon. Bitter taste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7733) - 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 (642) - 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 (183) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (168) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Saw this in my local beer cellar, it was the last can in there and I decided to give it a go as I had been curious for a while. The aroma is very mild citrus with sweet malt coming through. The taste is heavy on the malt, quite sweet and piney but I didn’t pick up on any citrus or tropical flavours, then you are hit with the very bitter hops which kinger long ionto the finish. Not the best IPA around but I am pleased to have tried it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerick (2) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
An IPA that is trying to live up to the big ones of the mainland west coast IPAs. It does a creditable job in its big malty flavor , but lacks the fresh crisp flavored hops the mainland gets from being closer to the source.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (142) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Golden yellow with dense white head. Good malt character with little to no unfermented sugars. Hoppy throughout. Slightly malty but mostly piney hoppy finish. Nice hoppy IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can. A- Tropical fruits, papaya, mango, piney. A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head. T- Piney, citrus, bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, long finish. O- A pretty standard but decent IPA. Tons of tropical citrus on the nose, however that doesn’t translate over into the taste all that much. Pretty piney and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
It is a big swell in deed. Hops galore boys! Bursting with flavor, this is one fine IPA. I had both citrus and pineapple come my way, as well as pine and resin. Ear tingling goodness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a bright medium orange with a two finger off white head which lingers forever and fades to excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits (passion fruit and mango), caramel, pine, and sweet malts. Taste is similar to the aroma but is a bit more robust. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a nice, juicy, refreshing IPA that is tastes like what a beer would taste like in a dream set in Hawaii.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (74) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Can from Kris Wines, London. Appearance is a hazy golden orange with a dense white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, pine and some mango. Taste is bitter, tropical fruits and a creamy smooth finish with more bitterness lingering. Delicious.


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