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RATINGS: 793   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (289) - Askim, - MAY 2, 2014
Aroma is a lot of peaches, mango and citrus. The taste is similar. Not that bitter actually.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
euniceradio (23) - Colton, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours unfiltered cloudy orange. Good head. Strong aroma of grapefruit and other tropicals. Nose is sweet, caramel malty. Finish is super bitter and acidic with nice light semi-oily mouthfeel. Flavor sticks. Great blend. Great IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1857) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Completely yummy. Pours a bright golden orange with a finger of dense white head. The aroma bursts with fresh tropical fruits including pineapple, grapefruit, mango and papaya. Crisp and clean with light caramel malts. Bitter on the finish with moderate resins and a sticky astringent mouthfeel. Overall, a good IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3500) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a golden color with a decent head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is pleasant, a touch "catty" but hoppy, not overly sweet or grainy.

The flavor offers some nice leafy and herbal hoppiness with a mild fruit character. Itís lightly sweet and certainly on the maltier side of IPA. The bitterness is on the low to medium end but lingers in a pleasant way.

Fine enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4284) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can. The look is clear, golden in color, off white head. The smell is grainy, hops, pine, fruit, grass, ok. The taste is bitter, resin, hops, grass, and ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz can. Gold with an average white head. Aroma is of grass, floral, and citrus. Taste is of weeds, grass, floral, lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3804) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Can drank from with a nice island theme: Nice hops aroma. Taste is nice good, very balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (150) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Can in Kauai, Hawaii. Malt upfront with bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (85) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma is dominated by the hops - mostly pine with a touch of citrus. Color is a clear amber with a slight to medium off white head. Taste is dominated by the bitterness of the hops. Medium body with a reasonably long bitter finish. Overall a nice example of an IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Purchased at a random grocery store in Honolulu, HI; enjoyed at a friends place with two days left on my Hawaiian vacation, dreading going back to frozen Chicago. Appearance is a lightly cloudy darkish gold with a huge frothy white head that nicely laces to the glass. Aroma is pretty great, nice hoppy profile with a bready malt undertone, also light spruce notes. Taste goes down nice and hoppy, English hops are most prominent, and gives it a bitter yet drinkable flavor. Iím liking this one a lot, one of the best IPAís Iíve had in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1185) - Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2015
A fairly cloudy orange with a nice foam. It began to clear as it warmed. Clearly, pine hops and citrus dominated the profile. Good body, but the flavor was actually muted. Hop bitterness and a toasted bread malt laid the ground work. It wasnít until the beer warmed that the hop flavors showed themselves and then only in the finish.


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