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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

537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 25
Gots: 39 | 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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Ratings: 537 | Reviews: 223 | Display Reviews Only:
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jaystooge

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +25%

05-11-2013 18:45:39 | More by jaystooge
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-08-2013 22:43:37 | More by megamass
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

05-08-2013 03:42:43 | More by leftoverburrito
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-04-2013 23:38:58 | More by Kelp
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BeerRefugee

Oklahoma

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Big white head with good retention and lacing. Very nice aroma of citrus and piney hops along with some caramel sweetness. Flavor is similarly well-balanced. The caramel malt is a little more noticeable, but really enhances rather than detracts from the hoppiness of the beer. Medium-full bodied and a touch undercarbonated for my taste, but a really very good beer.

Serving type: can

04-30-2013 21:14:40 | More by BeerRefugee
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-28-2013 22:15:59 | More by spycow
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-25-2013 22:32:22 | More by JISurfer
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DougLana

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-25-2013 17:51:53 | More by DougLana
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-22-2013 22:29:16 | More by BlueMoon10
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thomas2357

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-20-2013 03:16:03 | More by thomas2357
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zacharko

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-20-2013 01:13:07 | More by zacharko
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iSip

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA: This beer pours with a clear golden body and decent head. The aroma is fruity. And the flavor is very fruity as well, I taste passionfruit or something like that. No hop bitterness. All in all, not bad for something different, but not up to par with the many competing IPA's out there when you are in the mood for a great IPA.

Serving type: can

04-16-2013 17:20:14 | More by iSip
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prlykens

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-16-2013 02:54:56 | More by prlykens
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-14-2013 03:26:35 | More by eawolff99
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 12/10/12

A: Pours a clear amber with a good sized fizzy white head. Slowly fading head leaves minimal fluffy bits of lacing behind. Decent retention.

S: Mild grapefruit. A little caramel.

T: Again, mild grapefruit up front. Surprisingly sweet with a nice caramel backdrop. Brief wave of bitterness in the middle. Finishes with mild grapefruit and that sweet caramel pervading.

M: Medium bodied with a bit of a drying finish.

O: Hmph, not bad. Nicely balanced but simple. I enjoyed the flavors, they meld well and it goes down easily.

Serving type: can

04-12-2013 03:13:58 | More by Dope
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omlooper

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-10-2013 23:49:24 | More by omlooper
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cletusdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-07-2013 23:58:31 | More by cletusdog
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JReites

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-05-2013 23:43:37 | More by JReites
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polopaul20

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-05-2013 20:23:38 | More by polopaul20
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-29-2013 23:38:52 | More by Blaze5445
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-29-2013 23:00:07 | More by TeachChefs
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-27-2013 01:05:57 | More by HopChef44
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rawfish

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with a slight chill haze forming a billowing two and a half finger high head. Retention is average but leave nice streaks of lacing on the glass.

Smell is a bit light and rather sweet. Caramel malts and honey under a hop profile of oranges, mango and pine agitation brings the aroma up some make it more floral and bright.

Solid malty backbone, caramel malts slightly sweetened by molasses. Hop flavor is primarily pine which stays at an even keel while welcoming in notes of grapefruit rind and oranges. Very smooth taste, bitterness is present but not overly bold. Finished clean without much drying. Grapefruit rind lingers in the aftertaste.

Smooth across the palate with appropriate carbonation and body. Could dry better but finishes neatly.

Appropriate for a can, an IPA that is solid all around and you wouldn't be missing any of the aroma or flavor by sacrificing the glass. Good canned beer, one of Hawaii's best.

Serving type: can

03-26-2013 02:56:49 | More by rawfish
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surfrogue1

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-25-2013 03:15:20 | More by surfrogue1
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cliftonsbiehl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-18-2013 19:27:36 | More by cliftonsbiehl
Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.