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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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Big Swell IPA is a fresh handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed with huge amounts of American hops and malted barley...dry hopped to perfection! Lacking in aroma, quite pleasantly bitter but could be better balanced with malts and aromatic hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3081) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Dse: Orange klar l med et stort skumhoved. Lidt fad duft af humle, man kan godt dufte at den har sejlet halvdelen af jorden rundt. Men samtidig er der ikke nogen tvivl om at denne l er suvern frisk. Humlen er let citrus men med en smule frugt og malt. Smagen er igen lidt gammel, men stadig bestemt drikbar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (3225) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2011
Can from Kihoskh. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma of cookies and citrus. Balanced taste of hops and honney.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18363) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - pine needles and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 060811

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5839) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2011
A nice hoppy aroma up front with some malts later. A very floral hop character. This is quite nice, with some solid bittering. Unfortunately, Im getting a little aluminum in the finish. Mostly pretty good though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3933) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Can division of the Worthington IPA showdown. Really great looking beer but had some odd soapy notes to me. A little sweet too. Okay. Re-rate with CA can: much better flavor, no soap. Raised overall rating.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Can. Pours lightly hazy copper with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average cereal and biscuit malt, heavy citrus, floral, and pine hops with some fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hop bitterness with floral, pine, and citrus notes, medium supporting malt and notes of pineapple and alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Can. Almost clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is very fresh hops with citrus and floral tones. Flavor is bitter and very refreshing fresh hops. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Can, pours slightly hazy orange with nice white head. Aroma has notes of some orange, tropical fruit, lemon, with some biscuit notes. Taste is some bitter pine, orange peel and grapefruit, some slight lemon, malt backbone include spice, some biscuit, nice bitter finish. Nice brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5225) - rdovre, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Can.Dark golden colour with medium white head.Aroma is hoppy and fruity exotic fruits.Flavor of caramel and dry hops,well balanced and fresh crispy finish.


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