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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (628) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
[Can (12oz)] Pours a murky orange-copper with a large lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Nice fruity and piney hop aroma. Flavours the same, fruity and hoppy, along with some bready malt in the back and a touch of alcohol. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1933) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 13, 2017
Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has herbal hop flavors and some grainy malts in the background. Taste follows, grainy, slightly herbal, chai, medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Pretty good IPA with an interesting hop profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2527) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2017
Can. Golden colour with white head. Citric aroma. Sweet, citric, tropical fruits, pine taste. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (1513) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours a clear gold with white head. A citrus and pine aroma. A major forward taste of caramel malts, tropical fruit and citrus hops. A malt and slightly bitter hop aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Axile (105) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2017
Hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aromas of honey, citrus, grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Taste of citrus, pine, mango, honey and syrup. Bitter finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
rob19a (248) - - JAN 4, 2017
5/20 far too bitter for me, completely spoils it, barely drinkable, not a fan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Had this on tap all over maui nice easy drinking ipa if you like high ibu that is

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2726) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Can from Total Wine. Pours hazy golden with a large, soft white head. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, citrus hops (without being specific), syrup. Not a huge fan once that syrup comes into play.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4091) - 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 (12006) - 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).


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