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RATINGS: 917   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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3.2
Cavie (4837) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Can courtesy pikapp327. Pours a bright orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is major grapefruit and powdered sweet sugar. Some light candied notes. Hops as well. Flavor is a spicy bitter with lots of hops. Dry flavor with a light tingle. Fairly well done.

3
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Can for pikapp327’s graduation! Yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is light bread, lots of citrus, and just a little floral. Taste is bitter, floral, a little honey, and more toast.

3.8
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Now I’ve had this about 200 times Orr the last few years. Mainly from a can. This is on tap and it might be the freshest I’ve had it. A lovely, orange colour with the greenest piney nose. Hints of dusty marijuana in there too. Orangey citrus in the mouth with a whole heap of bitterness. Tight and green. There are candy notes floating around too though and a leathery tang too.

3.9
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
On tap at 38 Degrees, Alhambra, Los Angeles. Amber colour. Intense grapefruity hop nose. Nicely balanced, yet intensely bitter. Strikes it very well.

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dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Can from Kegs and Barrels. This beer pours a dull amber with a thin white head. The aromas are citrus, grass and bread. The mouthfeel is bitter, dry and slightly watery with a medium body. This was a very nice brew! Cheers!

3.8
rougeau13 (3237) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Clear orang-amber with a lacing off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, ANC pale malts. Taste is malty with a nice, extremely well balanced, fruity hop profile. Medium body. Nice.

3.5
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2011
Drank from can. Fragrant pine needle nose, with some fruit and citrus. Nicely bitter. A decent example of the style and one I would purchase again. Yum.

3.7
cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2011
Can @ home. Slightly hazy yellow-orange appearance with a large ivory colored head. Earthy, slightly piney hoppy, slight citrusy nose. Grapefruity, earthy, lemon, significantly hoppy flavor over a pale malty body. Bitter, resiny, grapefruity finish.

3.7
Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
12oz can.
Amber pour with a sticky white head. Lots of delicious tropical fruit aroma, resiny, and a bit sweet. Quite balanced and very drinkable - flavor of ripe oranges and malt. I enjoyed this.

3.8
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
(12oz can thanks to Dixonian) Cloudy amber, soapy white bubbles, excellent lacing. Nose of tropical fruits, some dankness, and some cracker/bread. Taste is quite bready, rye, cracker, pine, and some citrus oils. Wish it had more tropical fruit in the taste. Oily body, very well balanced.


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