Big Swell IPA - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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4/5 rDev +4.4%
This is a solid IPA with a DIPA level flavor and intensity. Poured into a pint glass as a coppery orange color with a medium size white head. Head retention is average and there are good strong bands of lacing on the glass.
Good strong aroma of citrus and floral hops...very nice!!!
Taste is very robust....good hops bitterness, Citrus hops up front and some floral hoppiness as well. Some balancing sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is good as well, nicely carbonated, crisp with a nice hops bite.
Very good IPA, would drink this one any time!!!
02-15-2012 03:42:24 | More by JayQue
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Really enjoyed this one when in Maui last year for a buddy's wedding. Picked up a sixer.
A - The beer, poured from an un-dated can, to a pint glass pours a golden orange color with a nice 1.25 finger white bubbly head. Good retention and lacing.
S - The aroma is very hop forward with a lot of citrus hop character: grapefruit, tangerine, lemon. On the tailend there is a malty sweetness hiding with a slight biscuit aroma. Hop dominated.
T - Just like the nose the beer starts very hop forward: An immediate medium citrus bitterness together with a distinct tart flavor. Strong fruity citrus character: grapefruit, tangerine, lemon. The middle of the beer brings the biscuit malt character found on the nose, though it is still overwhelmed by the hops. Not all-together balanced, though still pretty solid flavor.
M - Lighter end of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Silkly in mouthfeel.
D - A pretty good IPA but not spectacular. I liked the hop character but was yearning for a bit more complexity and malt. I'd gladly drink again though.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Reviewed on: 03-29-2011 18:47:53
01-25-2012 17:40:48 | More by hopfacebrew
3.03/5 rDev -20.9%
Poured into a nonic tumbler.
Appearance: Clear yellow-orange with an off white head about a centimeter thick that leaves a thin lacing over the top.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, and a touch of grapefruit, nothing that really stands out and screams "I'm an IPA"
Taste: Mostly citrus with a slight malt backing, that is reminiscent of adjuncts and has a buttery finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-medium body with medium carbonation and a dry finish with a buttery aftertaste.
Overall: The first time I had this beer I enjoyed it more, could be the age of the can but I'm not sure.
11-18-2011 21:23:20 | More by jamescain
Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
86 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.