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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2012
From the can. Outstanding canned IPA. Well balanced with a moderate hop bitterness and a pleasant sweetness. Very subtle pineapple flavor, although I’m not sure if there really is pineapple in it or if it’s just the combination of hops. Whatever it is, it’s awesome.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
Hazy amber, nice rocky beige head.Somewhat odd nose of light hops.Palate has a light malt start with a medium strength lingering hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (722) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Can. Cloudy orange-amber pour with a thick off-white head. A tasty and balanced IPA, with a good bitterness and a combination of zesty citrus and juicy tropical fruit. Lots of flavour, some sweetness but finishes bitter and dry. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (185) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
CAN. Hazy straw in colour with small foamy head.. Sticky hops & biscuit malts on the nose.. Floral & flowery hops up front, a biscuit malt middle with a sappy hoppy finish.. A bit of everything.. Sourced LP

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (103) - - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a clear gold with white head. Flavour has lot of fruits and pine. Taste has fruit and pine . Long bitter aftertaste. Very nice stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiamagia (1) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2015 does not count
drunk few in honolulu on 20/06/2015... fresh and really hoppy a really good surprise!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (265) - USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours golden wheat colored with a nice long lasting head from tap. Resiny hop aroma. Taste is pretty bitter. Very traditional ipa flavor. Pretty thin. Not very sweet. A moderate punch to the face.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Tropical fruit aroma, which always seems appropriate for a Hawaiian beer, along with grass and pine resin. Taste is more limited, mostly grapefruit and pine.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (323) - - JUN 5, 2015
Pretty good. Nothing mind-blowing. Big grassy aroma. Like that’s all I’ve really been able to pull out of the aroma is just big grass. Like a fucking field of grass. As it warmed up, I got more maltiness and even less hops. Taste is grassy, malty, and bit of bitterness. Not really much to speak of as far as hops go. Couldn’t really nail down anything. It’s not bad but there are much better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (333) - 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 (1017) - 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.


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