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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

608 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 30
Gots: 51 | 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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It has an obvious smell of pine and grapefruit with a sweet malt character as it warms. You get the pine right up front and then the grapefruit and sweet malt combine to eventually end with a bitter grapefruit pine on the back of the tongue. Its a very straightforward beer that has an obvious good quality to it. A definite west coast ipa and a damn good one at that!

thebrood1987, Oct 26, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass and thick lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: As in the smell, the taste has flavors of orange citrus along with notes of grapefruit and underlying hints of caramels malts. The hops also contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. Although nothing really stands out among the aromas or flavors, it could make for a good choice for someone that does not want something that is that bitter.

Serving type: can

metter98, Oct 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Kinda weak for an IPA. Only purchased because we were in Maui. Torpedo would have been a better choice. We didn't expect much and didn't get much.

Lathrash, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

I've had this from cans & the tap at Maui Brewing. Just a consistently good IPA brew. Widely available in Maui.

ExtraStout, Oct 06, 2014
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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.