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RATINGS: 914   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Can. Sticky foam and lacing on crisp gold. Moderate hop and sweet malt scent. Thick body. Light sticky sweetness. Tasty light very drinkable IPA. Steady hopiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3561) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2011
12 oz. can. Pours a lasting off white head of long duration, with attractive lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is pine, citrus with lighter toffee/caramel.....taste is light sweet malts (toffee/caramel) to start then bitter pine and citrus arrive with a lighter lingering side of tongue grapefruit dominant bitterness....mouth feel is medium, with minimal stickiness, carbonation adds a pleasant creamy sensation. This is a good, but incredibly typical IPA. These things are everywhere. We are so lucky. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2011
Can. Im used to American IPAs that smash your face in with hops so this was a pleasant surprise. As the can describes it is smooth and hoppy - very pleasantly so. Not the taste sensation of so many of its compatriots but extremely approachable. Bitter, but not overwhelming. Hoppy with a mixture of floral, citrusy, piney flavours. Overall a real surprise.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3327) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A decent but uneventful IPA. Aroma was very nice. Straw, grass and citrus with a hint of staleness. Pour was a medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little weak. Strong malt backbone like an east coast IPA with a stale grassy aftertaste. Even mix of sweet caramel and citrus hops. Decent carbonation. A little watery and not very full in flavor, but not a bad beer altogether.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours a golden color with a small white head. Smells of pine and citrusy hops and some bread. The taste is light hops, some pine, citrus. All very subtle flavors and a bit of bitter hops at the end. Very light flavors for an ipa but very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle; Pour is clear golden with a nice frothy white head - it retains well , and has nice lacing, honestly. My first high end can experience and I am quite pleased, because this brew is quite fine. The blend of hops and malts is quite perfect, honestly. Grapefruit, Caramel Malts, a hint of creaminess, honey ; this brew has a lighter feel in a general sense but it is honestly perfect as is, in my opinion. Now if I could just get a can in Maui on the beach.......

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz can. Glowing dark golden color/ lingering white head. Spicy, herbal, floral hop aromas with some pale malts. medium bodied with average co2. Lightly sweet grainy pale malt flavors with herbal, spicy hoppage--not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13596) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Can from Brewdog Bar, Aberdeen. Pours a cloudy orange colour with low carbonation and a foamy white head. The nose is pine, varnish, red chilli, lime and grapefruit. The taste is initially full of citrus fruits (orange, lime, grapefruit, peach), leading to bread, wood and honey with a long bitter varnish finish. I found the beer to be well balanced and Im impressed it tasted so good out of a can!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pours golden yellow, with white foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is box standard IPA. Hops, a little spice, and more hops. Taste is a well balanced combination of hops with a slight hint of tropical sweetness. Figures, its from Maui. There are definitely better IPAs out there, but there are also MUCH worse.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Pours a light gold with very quickly dispersing foam. Smells bitter and citrusy. Tastes superbly bitter with a quick drop-off of bitterness. Right at the end of the bitterness, there is a hint of 2-row or possibly rice, that takes away from the flavor, but is quickly covered again by hops and better malts.


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