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Big Swell IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

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Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
1,117 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#18,870
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,117
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
192
Trade:
1
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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer, very underrated

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shortbox81
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours clear amber with an average head. The aroma features a big hit of bitter grapefruit pith, pine, pineapple, strawberry, and caramel. The flavor starts juicy with pineapple and mango, caramel, grapefruit pith and orange pith. The mouthfeel is fairly thick with moderate foamy carbonation. Overall this is a really nice west coast style IPA, with solid bitterness and caramel malts.

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Photo of Kevinjamesward
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KAP1356
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Userme59
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spezz
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superwho24
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell - pineapple, banana
Taste - Malty, hoppy, bitter, dry, with a punch.
Mouthfeel - pleasant

Pairs well with sliced baby Swiss cheese

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3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can about 7 weeks old.

Slightly hazy-light orange pour with a big 2 finger head that lasts. Nice lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

Smells of pineapple, a touch of pine and melon.

Taste follows the nose nicely. A bit sweet but finishes dry enough to balance. Some bitterness creeps on the back end.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Medium carbonation and body allows for easy drinking.

I am surprised at the low ratings. This is tasty and fulfilling. I would gladly have again.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mojohawk21
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Citrus zest, light pine, tropical fruit, floral notes, biscuity malt, and honey sweetness.

T: Citrus, grapefruit and lemon, tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, and a little passion fruit and faint peach, floral and grassy notes, pine, biscuity malt, and a touch of honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Solid IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,117 ratings
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