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RATINGS: 770   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
nice lacy white head, clear gold/orange color, aroma is straw and mild hop veg, flavor is a tad sweet, mild citrus hop and moderate bitters, pretty well balanced really, it just lacks any sort of explosive hop aroma/flavor, but a very drinkable and refreshing ale


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (864) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours deep honey color thats hazy with a foamy head. Aromas pine, citrus, juicy fruit, jack fruit. Flavors light pine mingled with citrus and just a light hint of malt in finish. Hops dominate. High bitter, low sweet, medium dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (786) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours a golden color with a fluffy white head. Hop, caramel, citrus, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, grass, grapefruit, caramel, biscuit, pine, leather and malt flavors. Lots going on here. Medium body and carbonation. Good bitterness that stands out but isn’t overwhelming. Citrus, leather and malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (679) - - SEP 8, 2014
Huge mango nose. Great citrus bite, tropical hops, pineapple, biscuit malt backbone, happy hoppy finish. Quite an outstanding hoppy brew out of Hawaii. Maui beach in a brew!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alanthebeerguy (156) - - AUG 30, 2014
From the can in Kona. Pours amber orange with big head. Smells of faint hops, some pine and grapefruit. Taste is more of a bitter hop, grapefruit based IPA. Basic, nothing outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (867) - 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 (3383) - 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 (113) - 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 (218) - 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 (2283) - 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 (339) - - JUL 21, 2014
amber color; piney, citrusy hop aroma; good and hoppy; piney hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base


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