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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18188) - Göteborg, - FEB 18, 2012
Canned. Somewhat haft orange/golden color, offwhite head. Lovely hop aroma with lots of fruits. Pine apple, peach, grassy notes, cream, malty, metal notes. Hoppy flavor, metallic, fruity, pine apples, hay, milky notes, some dill. Long hop finish with grapefruit notes. Complex and fresh.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (288) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
12 oz can. Really the only decent fresh IPA in Maui . I have a new respect for this beer after drinking it for 2 weeks. Good hop presence,.Not The best IPA but combines well With perfect environment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (5753) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can, pours a clear orange color with small white head. Notes of caramel, sweet malt, grape candy, and orange hops. Medium bodied not good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Mostly orange citrus; slight pine; perhaps some green tea. Low clean malt presence - not sweet, though. No alcohol. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Burnished copper/rusty orange hue. Very hazy body. Large, off-white soapy foam. Moderately high retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Amber malt base, though flavor is more clean than sweet. Bitterness is moderate with hop flavors of pine and orange. Finishes with a smoke flavor - seems to be a rauchbier IPA though there’s no indication of this on the can or brewery’s website. Could be tannins,sulfur, phenols, and/or very piney/resiny hops. Interesting palette. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; smooth texture. Med-low CO2. Seems a tad flat. Hops linger but are not astringent. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An IPA with smoke character is interesting, but I’m not sure if that flavor is intentional. Otherwise, a rather typical, no-frills IPA. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2016
12oz can from Kroger Grandview: gold pour, big frothy white head. aroma of resiny, grain malts, faint citrus. tastes are bicuity, yeasty, light even herbal and spice - peppery. grapefruit, pine. long moderate bitter. well built.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2016
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent weak yellow orange colored body and a very good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium hoppy aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (589) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2016
355 cl can, served in shaker. Pours cloudy golden with greenish shades. Off-white head is thick and long-lasting. Aroma is intense bitter herbs (rucola, dandelion), grapefruit, green mango. Taste is dry and fresh, somewhat watery but with a very powerful and long-lasting bitter finish that brings back grapefruit and coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2016
12oz can from CBC. Canned 06/14/16. Pours copper gold with a big off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, pine. Flavor is caramel, floral, a hint of grapefruit. Finisheswith grapefruit pith bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teamsale (174) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Can six weeks from can date pours a hazy golden orange with a thick two finger eggshell head and massive lacing. Smells of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and yeast. Tastes a little on the boring side with muted flavors and mild bitterness. What flavor is there is good though. Aftertaste is a decent citrus bitter. A bit above okay.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brucebruce81 (389) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 9, 2016
This was a light beer that didnt have too many hops to overpower the palate. It was on the lighter side with not many malts.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Hieman samea kullankeltainen olut kohtalaisella vaahdolla. Hedelmäinen ja varsin IPAmainen raikkaan trooppinen tuoksu. Maku hedelmäinen, makeahko, hieman katkera ja ehjä kokonaisuus.


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