Big Swell IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,082 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor
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Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
50+ IBU

Added by GClarkage on 01-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,082
Reviews:
412
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
179
For Trade:
1
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Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gelasin
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent, nothing special about this one.

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Photo of wilfonzo
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cfalls
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - nice head, good retention, almost clear, classic west coast look

S - mild, floral, lemon cleaner, new car smell

T - malt forward, piney grassy finish with moderate bitterness

F - high carbonation, typical thickness

O - well made but nothing stands out as great

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Photo of shu_420
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tinfang
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bjlynch83
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tyecko
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mytu420
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcflorian
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has herbal hop flavors and some grainy malts in the background. Taste follows, grainy, slightly herbal, chai, medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Pretty good IPA with an interesting hop profile.

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Photo of BillyX
2.41/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well, it's all about taste, no? Sour (not in a good way) almost to the point of skunkiness. All hops, no malt; an extremely poorly balanced ale. However, the can date was 060316 and so it just may have been too old. Overall BA score is not too bad, the Bros score is very low, so I wonder if it's the beer, quality control issues, or something else. Would I try it again? Not if I was buying.

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Photo of Momon
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sparkling gold with a soft white blanket.

Smell is tropical with pineapple and mango, lots of hops, and slightly dank.

Taste is more grounded, with cracker, slight dankness, orange, grapefruit, and Trix.

Dry yet crisp.

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Photo of jera1350
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rpm0003
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scott2269
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,082 ratings.
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