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Big Swell IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

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Big Swell IPABig Swell IPA
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another can offering and pours a clear golden hue with the fluffiest three finger billowing head and tight lacing everywhere,the smell is pineapple,guava,boiled candy and a slight touch of piney citrus,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of piney citrus bitter hops first up followed by the briefest cameo of caramel malts and finished with a solid grapefruit bitterness and overall it's a solid IPA that's all about the hops but its nothing stand outish either cheers.

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Cloudy amber with a 2 finger off white head,decent lacing.

Aroma is mostly candied citrus with sweet malts dominating the mix.

Flavor is malty like the nose,some hopiness trying to break through with little success.

Medium moutfeel,grainy from the high malt content,not overly dry in the finish.

Another beer promising a huge amount of hops, yet the malts override: meh!

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Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,118 ratings
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