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RATINGS: 741   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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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (760) - Stockholm, - OCT 2, 2012
Can, 355ml - Semi hazy golden beer with a white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of pineapple, cola, bread and kiwi. Flavor is malty with notes of spruce, citrus, cooked corn and grass. Super promising aroma but a disappointing flavor. Shame it had too much DMS.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2780) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
Can from Mane Liquor. Straight from a good looking surfy can. Nose is quite piney and raw with some grapefruit lingering. Plenty of grapefruit and lychee in the taste with plenty of pine. A manly IPA. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
(can) hazy orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of tropical fruit, citrus; mostly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, hopfig fruchtig, bitter. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig hopfig, stark malzig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, clear, copper color with a 1 finger off white head. S- Caramel, big and malty with hints of floral hops. T- Malty up front, lots of caramel leading to a small hop kick. M- A little thick and creamy. Lots of carbonation. D- Not a bad beer but not one that I particularly enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in July 2012 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very fruity; orange citrus and tropical fruits. Hoppy; piney resinous and earthy hops. Malty; malted barley. Mildly bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (882) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Grassy aroma. Sips medium to full and moderately syrupy sweet. Carbonation is moderate. Malt sweetness and caramel are pretty forward, but with a nice bitter hop flavor and bitterness to compliment. Hops are grassy with slight resin stickiness. Decent ipa that leaves the palate wet and slick.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Big roast and caramel malt aromas. Clear golden colour with good head. Nice big malt flavour up front with bitter hop finish. Med to heavy body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, dark GS color, big earthy hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone. Very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Can. Orange-amber body, light golden head. This is a malt forward IPA, toasty even, but unfortunately the hops here offer dull aromatics and a medicinal bitterness. Just okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (376) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
Clear golden yellow with a lasting white head, citrus and floral aroma with big hops flavours. A great IPA.


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