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RATINGS: 925   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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3.3
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Draft, copper and clear. Nose is mild hops. Taste is. a bit some sweet with some bitterness. Dry finish. Ok but not memorable.

3.7
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2011
355ml can. Deep gold, white head, slightly cloudy. Big, fruity, very hoppy nose, grapefruit peel, apricots, spicy. Medium to full bodied, dry, pronounced bitterness. Rich, fruity, spicy, very hoppy, lots of citrus peel, apricots, passion fruit, melons. (2011-06-13)

4
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
355ml can from Appellation. Pours a cloudy blonde colour with a decent tight beige head. Aroma of passion fruit, peach, pine resin. Lovely fruity hop flavour, similar to nose. Nice bitterness too! Caramel backbone. Moderate carbonation with light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Delicious.

4.1
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Can. Gold, clear, white head, just a few bubbles. Nice hop aroma... Grass, but not too strong. Smooth and a pretty clean finish. Nice bitterness... Not too much, very drinkable. One of my new favorites for a STD ipa.

3.6
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Can.Pours deep golden with white head.Aroma of grapefruit, cheese, peach and malt.Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some malty and grainy notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice IPA.

3.8
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Can 355ml @ Hotel room, Radisson Blu Aarhus
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pine, citrus, grape and grassy hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oiy, carbonation is soft.

4
IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2011
Served from a can... a can! Slightly hazy orange body, with firm white head. Resinous hop aroma with lots of pine. Mildly fruity body with strong bitter aftertaste. Some orange and herbs. Easily the best canbed beer i’ve had

4.4
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2011
[355ml can, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Vibrant golden IPA with a peaky white head. Tropical fruit aromas to match the can’s artwork – it’s like drinking a can of Lilt. Citrus and fresh pine sap on the nose, beautiful taste of grapefruit and other pithy citrus fruit. Mango and peach in there as well. Sweet and sticky, before the long, refreshing bitter finish. Until now, the only semi-regular WCoast canned IPA here has been Caldera IPA. This is just as good [16082011]

3.9
sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Medium sized white head with good retention and spotty lace. Clear, gold light copper hued ale. Nose is fruity, citrusy, peaches and some burnt wire. Body is med/light, nice carbonation, little resin and oil, nice. Nice dry chewy maltiness with a well thought out hop bill. Balanced and juicey, lotsa citrus, resin, light tropical, mango, honey and a hint of pine sap. Nice finish, lasting and juicey. One Swell APA! Can from statelineliquors.

3.4
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Can thanks to ken and keane. Its a bit too much on the tropical fruit but a fun canned ipa. Fun tropical fruit


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