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RATINGS: 925   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1456) - Stockholm, - OCT 2, 2012
Can, 355ml - Semi hazy golden beer with a white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of pineapple, cola, bread and kiwi. Flavor is malty with notes of spruce, citrus, cooked corn and grass. Super promising aroma but a disappointing flavor. Shame it had too much DMS.


4.4
drpimento (3642) - 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.

2.9
Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Poured from can dated 1/10/17 damn it’s fresh golden copper with with a nice white head. Aromas of ta da....caramel malt hint of fruit.and some resinous pine. Taste is you guessed it caramel and more caramel slightly sweet not alot of fruit but alot of lingering bitterness. I imagine this would be better fresh but not much better.

4
superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/8/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, grassy, citrus peel, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, cracker, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an excellent IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; with the balanced bitter/drying finish. Very dank, vibrant, and juicy on hops; nice malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Fine balanced IPA. Slightly hazy golden color. Hops lean fruity rather than herbal. Hop bitterness in the finish however.

3.9
LearninBeer (598) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2017
The aroma is hops, spruce and citrus. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with big white head, lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good!

3.8
rosskyle (723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz can. Hazy orange color with a white head. Citrus hops aroma. Melon citrus resin hops flavour. Medium body. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Lore (2747) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2017
opalescent golden colour, one inch creamy, slightly yellowish off-white head; aroma of grapefruit, pine resiny and grassy, as well as slight floral notes,hints of manygo and celery; taste of surprisingly intensive malty-honey-like sweetness, grapefruits, tropical frutis and bitterness of resiny hops; great IPA

3.7
explosivedog (1189) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2017
355ml can. Pours orange brown with a quickly disappearing head. Pineapple, peach, mango, caramel. Peppery bitter finish. Very good.

3.8
johndoughty (5455) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Can. Strength shown as 6.8 not 6.2. Bronze with a big head that soon dissipattes. Pleasant fresh flavour. Quite fruity and hops are only in the background. Well balanced and nice.

4.2
yy0pp (1522) - - APR 14, 2017
Can. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma - Tropical, caramel, orange, yeast, peach. Taste - Medium bitterness, light sweetness, malt, passion fruit, lemon, caramel, grain, pine.


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