Big Swell IPA - Maui Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.69/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned on date of 04/10/13
Appearance - Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a white, frothy 2 finger head. Retention is decent, and leaves a thin film of microbubbles across the surface. Spotty lacing with good stick.
Smell - More malty than one would expect; biscuit and touches of caramel met by mellow, tropical hop notes. Mild pineapple and orange.
Taste - Malty upfront. Aforementioned biscuit is also found in the flavor, along with hints of caramel. Mild earth and tropical fruitiness... and then the Hops really kick in(!) about mid-taste, really driving this thing home with an ever-strengthening grapefruit pith bitterness that extends into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable. Slightly slick.
Overall - Good thing this beer didn't suck, because with a name like Big Swell, it's got 'Big Swill' nickname potential written all over it. Jokes aside, it's a fairly good IPA, but it is this reviewer's opinion that for $10-12 bucks per sixer, there are better IPA's out there for much better value.
Serving type: can
06-25-2013 02:11:41 | More by TheSixthRing
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Big Swell IPA
12 oz can
Canned 011514 in jet ink on the bottom of the can
Served in an 8 oz hotel glass
I picked up a 6 pack of Big Swell IPA on the way back from an ATV tour at Kipu Ranch earlier today. After being in the sun for the past few hours, this IPA is quite refreshing.
Pours a hazy and golden light orange with a fluffy white head. Awesome trails of sticky lace form on the side of the glassware.
After my first whiff I detect a floral and hoppy nose with some maltiness in the background.
There is a caramel malt backbone with some sugary sweetness. The finish provides a nice hop profile with flavors of oranges and limes. A solid IPA with an unsuspecting ABV level of 6.8%.
Serving type: can
03-22-2014 02:34:15 | More by Hibernator
Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.