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RATINGS: 800   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 (301) - Askim, - MAY 2, 2014
Aroma is a lot of peaches, mango and citrus. The taste is similar. Not that bitter actually.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (296) - Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Appearance is clear amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. Aroma is of grapefruit hops. Taste is of orange citrus along with notes of grapefruit and underlying hints of caramels malts. Palate is medium-bodied and somewhat crisp. Overall very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (976) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Couleur du cuivre avec une grande robe beige. L?arôme de pamplemousse et du l’herbe avec un peu de malt. En bouche il y a plein d?houblon bien équilibré avec le malt. Bonne mais ce n?est pas spectaculaire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ckilly (36) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
I was surprised by the big taste of this offshore IPA. The label says it is big, holy, bold, smooth and it believe it lives up to it promises. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (546) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
Can from an ABC store in Waikiki. Rich resinous hop aroma. Flavour is fresh with lasting grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
Good enough that I want to rate it. Actually has some hops that are bold. I was having some less than beers and this is nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
12oz can. Clear gold int he glass. Medium sized fluffy white cap with nice sticky lace. Nose has grapefruity hops. Taste - resiny hops, grapefruit, clean malts. Long grapefruity finish with resin, long bitterness. good carboantion and a light body. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (960) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Can. Bright gold. Sticky lacing. Pine and light fruit. More malt than I expected. Light caramel. Good stuff. Smooth yet, bold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
euniceradio (106) - 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 (1971) - 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 (3539) - 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. It’s 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.


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