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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Axile (92) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2017
Hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aromas of honey, citrus, grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Taste of citrus, pine, mango, honey and syrup. Bitter finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
rob19a (184) - - JAN 4, 2017
5/20 far too bitter for me, completely spoils it, barely drinkable, not a fan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ronritter (204) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Had this on tap all over maui nice easy drinking ipa if you like high ibu that is

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Can from Total Wine. Pours hazy golden with a large, soft white head. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, citrus hops (without being specific), syrup. Not a huge fan once that syrup comes into play.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3912) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a clear, orangey gold color, with a sudsy layer of soft white foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was dank, light floral hints that came off a little soapy, with citrus & ripe fruit. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste added a bit of resin, and a citrusy, rind-like, and earthy bitterness that left an impression on the palate well after the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11632) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2016
Draught, taster at Monks Caf & Brewery. Clear warm golden body. White layer at the top. Spotty lacework. Fruity hopped aroma, mid sweet. Blended taste profile of grapefruit, orange, and caramel malts followed by a semi-dry, resinous bitter end. Fine bodied. Likable (Stockholm 23.11.2016).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4227) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2016
can @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- best by 8/11/16 --- Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Nearly clear medium amber, frothy ivory head that sticks at one-finger, lace cobwebs. Taste is malt that moves smoothly through medium carbonation on the way to a burst of citrus hops; then its slowly joined by graham cracker malt in a medium finish. An exceptional brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (3008) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2016
Can. Hazy orange-golden color, with good white foam. Aroma: honey nectar, citrus, tropical fruits. Taste: juicy, fruity, clean, smooth and pleasant hop bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
edwardbass (808) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Perhaps Maui has consistency issues? The six pack I bought is not good. The taste has some malt sweetness and plenty of piney hops, but a weird vegetable or cigarette smoke taste dominates. Very dry. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (2002) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
355 ml can at the Joint, Gteborg. Hazy golden with white head. Fruity floral with grapefruit, pine and resin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.


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