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Big Swell IPA - Maui Brewing Co.

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Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 26
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
50+ IBU

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 01-19-2008)
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Bfarr

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange amber with big tan frothy head with great retention although it ended with clumpy lacing and peaks and valleys. Effervescent sweet citrus and grassy aromas. Nicely balanced yet bold, bright flavor following the nose with the grassy bits being in the end and caramel citrus taste up front. Creamy yet very bubbly mouthfeel.

Something about the aroma in this one is good although not strong or complex it's extremely clear and bright. Citrus flavors are sweet like orange and tangerine with just a splash of grapefruit. There is a nice hop linger but it's not overdone. Really well done simple IPA that is a joy to drink all the way around.

Serving type: can

11-01-2010 23:49:49 | More by Bfarr
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A-Pours clear orangish light golden with thin lacy white head.

S-Aroma is lightly sweet oaky caramel malt with earthy aromatic fruit hops.

T-Taste is chewy dark caramel malt with clean crisp tropical hop finish, earthy grassy notes.

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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.