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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
1,120 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:
#19,238
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,120
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
193
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,120 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of tb4475
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a murky butterscotch. 1 finger head minor lacing retention. Not a ton to the nose, Citrusy. Tastes mildy hoppy, tea leaf, minimal citrus. Drinks a little light after sipping with good carbonation.

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Photo of pkalix
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

canned on 7/26, almost four months ago.... not bad flavor although not glaringly superstar status, either. basic, standard IPA with medium bitterness, slightly higher than average sweetness. dark, dehydrated urine color with a short-lived creamy, opaque head.... leaves some sticky lacing. decent....

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. This beer is a clear golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops. The taste is hop driven. A really good ipa.

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Photo of Elimav
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMay419
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw yellow clear brew, topped by a sizable frothy white head. Good retention.

Hoppy, juicy aroma, primarily pine and grapefruit. There's a touch of caramel malt lingering in the background.

Flavor follows: it's a fairly standard American IPA, although there is also a dank, herbal quality to the hops, along with a touch of tropical juice, to go along with pine and grapefruit.

Lively and smooth; medium-light bodied.

This is a very solid IPA. The can I'm reviewing is over two months old, and yet shows no sign of detrimental staleness. I would gladly order this on tap in Hawai'i.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hotel glass
From: An ABC store in Honolulu, Hawaii
Price: $2.29
Purchased: Oct. 10, 2015
Consumed: Oct. 10, 2015
Misc.: Canned on Aug. 19, 2015

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of off-white, frothy head. Good deal of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent layered foamy lacing on the sides. Very good-to-excellent retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled grapefruit, pine, tropical, Citra, caramel, faint coconut, light pineapple and earthy Citra rind. Something slightly off. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose nicely. Got bitter grapefruit juice, grapefruit pulp, tropical rind, pineapple, Citra, pine, dry-hopped and boozy alcohol. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, boozy finish. (Feel - 3.50)

A bit disappointed in this one overall. This could’ve been a lot better. (Overall - 3.75)

3.74 | 84 | B

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Photo of DenverBigRed
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber copper color with a thick off-white head with great retention and leaving laces.
Light, but delicious aroma with notes of passion fruit that switch to pine, some toasted and caramel malts, biscuit, guava and melon.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, guava, spices, toasted malts, pine resin, caramels, tea bags and pineapple. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Assertive resiny and spicy American IPA with enough hops to entertain any hophead.

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Photo of raycoll
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Sabre311
2.72/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Justindemino
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of BillT916
2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheWolf
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy copper. Very good head retention and lacing. Smells like an adjunct lager with grapefruit and pine. Light on hops for an iPa. Not much malt presence either. Light fizzy carbonation with Little body.

It's hard to complain when you're in Maui but ...

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Photo of JamFuel
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,120 ratings
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