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Big Swell IPA - Maui Brewing Co.

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Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

828 Ratings

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 29
Gots: 65 | 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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 01-19-2008

50+ IBU
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Lathrash
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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.

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12 can poured into pint glass

A - orangeish/golden color with a two finger eggshell head.

S - Shy nose of caramel malt and grapefruit & citrus

T - Right at first you get a nice refreshing taste of citrus followed by a very aggressive hop assault. Long and very bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium body with just about the same in carbonation

O - While a decent IPA, I prefer ones with more balance in them. I wouldn't refuse one if given but would not be buying this again.

Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.