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RATINGS: 916   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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brokephibroke (315) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Brought some home with me from my last trip to our 50th State. Pours a chunky coppery orange with a frothy, white head which clings to the tulip glass. Huge pine great the nose with a spicy citrus backdrop. Creamy and coating, the sweetness is quickly overtaken by the hoppiness, similar to a good Colorado hop bomb. The citrusy hoppy bitterness does linger and linger and linger.

3.8
troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Tin. Poured orange with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Full hop aroma, naartjies and seville oranges. Hop flavour, with some more naartjies and grassiness. Blood orange finish.

3.7
Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
4oz from can at Mondial 2010
Appearance : Clear yellow, small head.
Aroma : Hoppy, resinous and citrusy.
Taste : Citrusy, resinous, quite fruity. Finish is bitter and resinous. A bit spicy with a bit of alcohol.
Overall : Rather drinkable, nice hops. Great drinkable IPA.

3.4
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Can courtesy of jdubFL. Pours deep gold with copper hues and thin white head. The aroma is mild feebly pushing up notes of citrus, some pine and other faint vague hoppy notes. The taste is sweet with malts and a modest level of citrus and pine hops in the background. By about midway spicy hops, citrus hop flavor and a touch of pine heads running off into the finish with a sweet citrus cotton candy sense taking it into the after taste.

3.6
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2010
Can. Nicely fragrant and fruity hop aroma. Good rich caramel malt flavor with great hops. Hops work well overall, flavor, aroma, and bitterness. Good balance. A well-done IPA.

3.2
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
A nice amount of hops balanced nicely with a small hit of malt. Well done considering how hard it must be to get the hops right.

3.7
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2010
Pours hazy golden, white head. Nice classic USIPA aromas, grapefruit and pine.
The flavour lacks a little bitterness, coming off slightly sweet. This may be due to the age of the can. The hop flavour is bang on. A solid, well made US IPA.

2.9
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Smells grassy with lemon-lime and sugar. Flavor of sourdough, cardboard and aspirin tell me that this beer may not be at its peak freshness, at least I hope this is not what they are going for. Pretty light overall for and IPA in body and flavor. The hop profile is especially muted in the taste of this. Not bad at all, just not great for the style. Thanks Maui. 2010 12oz. can.

3.8
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Nice surprise from the island in the middle of no where...they definitely know where to put the hop flavors...dank stuff. Would definitely drink this and the Coconut Porter non-stop if in Maui...!!

3.6
beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2010
Can from Kona wine. Pour is clear light copper with a pretty large white head. Aroma is wonderful with large amounts of citrus and pine hop dominating. Also a nice light caramel malt aroma lingering in the background. Really smells good. Flavor is a bit maltier than expected with sweet malt leading the way. Hops are certainly present, but they take a backseat. This can is about 6-7 weeks old. I would love to try a really fresh one b/c the aroma leads me to believe tis could be really great beer.


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