Big Swell IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

very good
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Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
50+ IBU

Added by GClarkage on 01-19-2008

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It has an obvious smell of pine and grapefruit with a sweet malt character as it warms. You get the pine right up front and then the grapefruit and sweet malt combine to eventually end with a bitter grapefruit pine on the back of the tongue. Its a very straightforward beer that has an obvious good quality to it. A definite west coast ipa and a damn good one at that!

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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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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,097 ratings.
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