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RATINGS: 908   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (618) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Clear orangey golden colour with small, frothy, white head. Moderately sweetish fruity and hoppy aroma, resin, peach, mandarin, pine. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, resin, mango, accompanying dry to bitter, citrussy hop note, crisp bitter hoppy finish. Proper lively to fizzy carbonatio


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3846) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a clear, orangey gold color, with a sudsy layer of soft white foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was dank, light floral hints that came off a little soapy, with citrus & ripe fruit. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste added a bit of resin, and a citrusy, rind-like, and earthy bitterness that left an impression on the palate well after the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11499) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2016
Draught, taster at Monks Caf & Brewery. Clear warm golden body. White layer at the top. Spotty lacework. Fruity hopped aroma, mid sweet. Blended taste profile of grapefruit, orange, and caramel malts followed by a semi-dry, resinous bitter end. Fine bodied. Likable (Stockholm 23.11.2016).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4175) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2016
can @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- best by 8/11/16 --- Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Nearly clear medium amber, frothy ivory head that sticks at one-finger, lace cobwebs. Taste is malt that moves smoothly through medium carbonation on the way to a burst of citrus hops; then its slowly joined by graham cracker malt in a medium finish. An exceptional brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2830) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2016
Can. Hazy orange-golden color, with good white foam. Aroma: honey nectar, citrus, tropical fruits. Taste: juicy, fruity, clean, smooth and pleasant hop bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
edwardbass (803) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Perhaps Maui has consistency issues? The six pack I bought is not good. The taste has some malt sweetness and plenty of piney hops, but a weird vegetable or cigarette smoke taste dominates. Very dry. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1966) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
355 ml can at the Joint, Gteborg. Hazy golden with white head. Fruity floral with grapefruit, pine and resin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1895) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 9, 2016
On tap at EurHop #4, Rome-Italy. Deep golden quite clear color, little foam leaving drafts as it lowers. Nose: balanced semi sweet citric, truly fruity (apples mostly). Mouth: semi sweet start, middle clean watery with a sparkling bitter finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1318) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Piney hop aroma with some tropical floral hops. Taste is a slight sweet carmelized malty with a piney hop finish and some floral hops. Malt balances the hops nicely and it is not too resinous. Has a bit of yeasty finish that makes it a bit dirty, but still overall a nice IPA. Note: says canned 11-11-15 and I had it 10-6-16, would think this would be a bit better fresh for sure. The dirty yeasty may be due to age?---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (839) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2016
Nice pine, citrus and spice aroma, amber pour with pillowy white head. Biscuit malt upfront with long resinous hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, a really nice traditional English IPA, nice malt base with nice earthy hops, usually not a big fan of dry hopping with EKGs.


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