Big Swell IPA - Maui Brewing Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +26.1%
great flavor and extreamley hoppy. had the purfict ballance of malt followed by a heaping helping of hop. the carbonation was just right.
this one is a top shelf beer for sure "a taste as big as the waves of hawaii", find a way to get this one, trust me!!!
07-21-2008 15:47:57 | More by orcasteve
4.53/5 rDev +19.5%
Absolutely floored. A fantastic beer. Poured from can into tulip. Right off the bat, this beer poured perfect. Nice 1 inch head, great amber orange color, great lacing. The smell is fantastic, just a hint of sweetness surrounded by hops. The taste is perfect, just the right amount of sticky citrus fruit sweetness paired with great hop balance. Never had such a well balanced beer. Was not expecting what I got, but boy amd I glad I did. Will now seek this beer out many times over.
11-12-2011 02:47:44 | More by biglobo8971
4.5/5 rDev +18.7%
12 oz can poured into a diconic at a cafe in Kailua, Oahu.
This is a surprisingly good IPA, at least I didn't expect this quality
The beer is lighter than most IPAs tending toward lighter amber/yellow color.
The full hoppy nose and excellent lacing let you know this is going to be a good one.
Great mouthfeel, full bitterness balanced with light maltiness.
A lingering bitterness is nice with the citrus that comes into
10-05-2011 02:16:10 | More by mastodonj
4.5/5 rDev +18.7%
12oz. can into DFH specialty glass on 12/8/08
A - Clear orange body with moderate carbonation and almost two full fingers of rocky white head that settled into a thin ring of retention but decorated the glass with all kinds of sticky lacing.
S - Right off the bat, this IPA opens with a huge smack of citrus hops featuring a predominant grapefruit character with hints of orange and pineapple. Malt is sweet and caramely with a subtle toasted grainy character in the back.
T - Again, this IPA is all about the citrus. We're talkin' tangy grapefruit, sweet pineapple and juicy orange. Scrumptious! Hops are kept in check by a sturdy malt backbone with sweet caramel and toasted grains.
M - Medium body with a slight syrupy texture, yet so smooth and creamy. Carbonation is pretty soft initially, but provides a slight prickle the longer you swish it around. Finish is moderately bitter with some residual hop oils deposited on the palate.
D - Fantastic IPA with a bold citrus character and enough of a malt presence to keep things in balance. This one definitely screams West Coast. Simply a great, all-around IPA.
12-08-2008 23:37:33 | More by ffejherb
Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.