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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1299) - Misawa, - JAN 29, 2012
A surprise find in Shibuya today! Slightly hazy orange colored beer with a rocky beige head. A hoppy citrus, grass & pine tar aroma as well as the sweetness of malt. Sweet malts up front with treacle and a mild grassy bitter finish. A bit over the top at 6.8%, closer to 2xIPA but not quite there.


3.9
ttoadee (1591) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Warm gold pour, quick white head with some lace too boot. Nose is pine resin. Bitter. Middle is splash of marmalade, medium kilned malt, oily coating to the tongue. Finish has a burst of citrus sweetness, balanced by that persistent woody bitterness. Balanced and enjoyable offering.

3.7
drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2017
10/15/17. 12oz can thanks to cbfobes! Orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice aroma, citrus, earthy, hints of pine. Good flavor, clean, light maltiness, citrus, earthy. Tasty.

4.1
Smithld1 (325) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
First had this in a can in London, now I'm drinking it from a can in Hawaii. The draft here seems to be dominated by kona. Great brew. Bitter, hoppy, fruity. Fantastic.

3.7
ChrisOfstad (334) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 0,3 litre Can from Total Wine Laguna Hills. Golden with big head,. Tropical flavor and aroma! Good!

3.5
Gerbeer (4022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2017
On tap. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of pine and sharp tropical fruit. Flavors of same tending to bitter pineapple plus biscuity malts. Bitter finish. Nice enough but like so many others.

3.4
furthur (1230) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Can, light amber beer, big creamy white head. Aroma is spruce resin and tropical fruit. Taste is orange, mint, spruce. Palate is medium, carbonation moderate.

3.5
BadgerBucky (9) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2017 does not count
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4
PugUglyBrewer (792) - - AUG 21, 2017
Semi hazy gold color with a creamy soapy white head of foam. Intense mango and pineapple aroma and flavor ease the palette right into a dry pine needle finish.

3.3
jandd1983 (4606) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Can. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of pine, grass, orange peel and hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more pine, grass, orange peel, hops and nice carbonation with a bitter aftertaste. Good stuff.

4.4
drpimento (3761) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Very nice IPA. ARoma is fresh Hops and some nice balancing malt fresh grain. flavor is Like nose fresh hops on the Piney side but very good drinking.


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