overall
94
93
style
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!

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.7
natejgood (522) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pours a nice medium golden with a good sized white head. The bubbles appear fairly large. Smells of sweet floral hops with a bit of citrus. The nose is sweet and citrusy and there is a bit of hop kick on the back end. The flavor is refreshing, but maybe a bit muddled. Feels pretty smooth in the mouth, but might dry out your mouth a bit on a hot day. This is a pretty good IPA, but there are so many good IPAs that it would be hard to say this is one of the best out there.

3.5
uhclem (430) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
Slightly opaque amber pour. No head to speak of, but nice lacing. Nose was citrus, pine, grass and biscuit. Malt shines through in the taste. Mouthfeel was ok - nothing spectacular but not bad, either. Nice long, bitter finish. A bit malty for my taste, but not a bad IPA.

2.6
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2011
Tap. Full orange, decent head. Nice hop aroma, clean taste, too harsh afterwards.

3.5
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 5, 2011
12 oz can. Pours amber/orange with an off white head. Aroma of floral, citrus and pine with a slight malt scent. Medium bitterness in the flavor with a lightly sweet malty base. Medium body with average carbonation and a nice long finish. Pretty good IPA, just missing some of that bright, hop bite that I like in an IPA.

3.6
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
can. Pours a clear orange color with nice off white head. Aroma of hops, in this IPA very citrusy, imparting pineapple, orange, with a caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied, pretty creamy, with a decidedly bitter finish. Flavor is more bitter than the aroma would suggest, with a sharply intensifying bitterness taking on the characteristic of orange and lemon peel. There is definitely a malt backbone of caramel and biscuit in the flavor, but overall the beer seems somewhat unbalanced and coarse around the edges. Still, this IPA was more enjoyable for me than others I’ve had lately, and I recommend it to anyone.

3.6
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2011
12 oz. can from Foodland Princeville? Ar: Great IPA aroma here. Lots of tropical fruit (guava, passionfruit) floral flavor, along with a bit of dankness. Ap: Pours a orange tinted gold with a 1" white head. Nice spotty lace. T: Floral flavors abound. Quite hoppy but as it warms to 55’F it’s actually not an exceptionally hoppy IPA. Nice and refreshing. P: Medium body with medium carbonation. A touch of stickiness on the lips. O: Damn good IPA. Well, maybe it’s just typical, but I’m sitting on a beach in Kauai right now.

3.6
Camons (12807) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
Can @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours golden with a think white head. Aroma of citruss, grapefruit, pine and caramel. Taste is grapefruit and pine hop bitterness, and caramel malt. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting medium bitter finish. Refreshing and easy drinking IPA. Good. 090311

3.6
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
drjay44 (3769) - 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
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2011
Can. I’m used to American IPA’s 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 58 59 60  61  62 63 64 » 93
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5