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Big Swell IPA - Maui Brewing Co.

Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

489 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%


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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-06-2013 05:58:28 | More by monorailred
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Hibernator

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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
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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BierJager89

California

4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque straw color with a short white head that fades slowly to a few big bubbles.

S: A bit of malt, a lot of orange, fruity ale esters, grapefruit peel and honey tangerine in a slightly dull nose.

T: Taste is quite a bit sharper with lots of grapefruit peel up front, orange and orange rind over a light malt backbone, turning into honey tangerine and orange zest in a nectary, sweet, fruity finish. Out of the can, it's a bit quicker transition with a lingering sweetness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with less than average carbonation for an IPA.

O: I really liked this beer. It's very citrus-forward, and I like the specifically honey tangerine taste and scent it has. I love regular tangerine, but honey tangerine is even better to me. Body is nice and smooth for an IPA, too, which is always a plus for me. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 07:40:09 | More by BierJager89
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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.