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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

542 Ratings
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Ratings: 542
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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tr4nc3d

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12fl oz can poured into my pint glass

The pour produced a light golden to slightly light orange color with a huge four inch frothy slightly off-white head. Great head retention that seemed to never want to die down. As it finally did it left bits amount of lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

The aroma on this one was of slight citrus flavors of tangerines and grapefruit. Floral aromatics of pine and herbal earth like smells followed with a bit of malts.

Taste upfront was of citrus grapefruit and tangerines with a pine bitterness that is slightly high. Slight herbal characteristics show up with a touch of malts in the finish.

Medium bodied with slightly high carbonation.

This IPA is a little on the bitter side but pretty good and something I recommend to try.

Serving type: can

08-10-2010 14:40:36 | More by tr4nc3d
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hoppy91

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2014 02:50:10 | More by hoppy91
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-10-2014 19:20:45 | More by Btip1969
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 21:31:32 | More by lakersfan16
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Lures

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.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with good carbonation.

O-Overall another good example of an IPA

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07-04-2014 00:25:54 | More by reebtaerG
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heygeebee

Australia

3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

An odd one, looks the absolute biz with the puffy pillow head, then the smell is all sweet sweet lychees and apricots with floral hops in the mix. Taste is sweetish and in vein of smell. Hops are not overpowering. Not bitter at all. But the real oddity is the mouthfeel, soooo creamy and light, almost like nitro out of a can.

Sweetness kills it tho :-( and not an easy finish of a can....

Serving type: can

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Pennsylvania

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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.