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RATINGS: 921   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (11233) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 ive had

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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 cans artwork its 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2876) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17997) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Pours an orange brown with a perfect white head and tons of sticky lacing. Aroma is amazing. Floral and citrus hops with a hint of sweet malt. The taste is hop forward, there is a decent amount of malt in this but its overshadowed by the hops. I like but Im not in love with the hops they used in this IPA. I love the aroma but the taste is a bit like bitter dirt and orange peel. Overall a pretty good session IPA from a great brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Nose is sweet fruit, medium bitter hops, weak lemon, feel and carb are medium, taste is dry, sour bitter hops, red apple, pine, mellow leaves bite, lemon,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
Can. Aroma is fruity, slight sweaty, some spice. Flavour is deep bitter with a nice malt backbone of crystal and caramel malt. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Its hazy, dark-golden with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of citrus, mostly oranges, peach and exotic fruits. The flavour has a light sweetness and a dry bitterness and notes of citrus, again mostly oranges, peach, exotic fruits, and the finish is slightly dry and bitter.

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.


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