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Beer- #792 – Maui – Big Swell IPA

BeerClub night- again !  Another IPA. Another American beer. It’s all good.

a lingering yet pleasant bitterness. 

330ml can of the good stuff at 6.8% ABV, making that about 196 calories a serve, and this has a n IBU of 82

Brewed by Maui Brewing Company in the he style: India Pale Ale (IPA) and that is certified to happen in  Kihei, MauiHawaii  USA

India Pale Ale was developed in Burton, England, as a “Super-Premium” hoppy pale ale around 1800. The extra strength in alcohol and hops helped preserve the beer on its long export journeys to India and beyond.

The medium easy and the big swell

The medium easy and the big swell

The style developed a following worldwide.

Its flavor begins with a smooth, malty creaminess followed with a big burst of dry-hop flavor from English Kent Golding Hops. It then finishes with a lingering yet pleasant bitterness. 

Big Swell IPA is a fresh handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed with huge amounts of American hops and malted barley…dry hopped to perfection!

So, what could possibly go wrong?

Fairly big nose of citrus and hops on opening, always good start.

Lighter golden pour with a lovely decent head of whiteness. Reasonably noisy too. Aroma in the glass veers towards that Golding hops thing, a dull earthy aroma.

Maui - Big Swell IPAIt’s all it’s IBU, and that tropical aroma translates well into flavour. Bitter ends in a distinct dry finish.

Taste beer, surprisingly so, not really sure what I was expecting but this has a lot more flavour than hop aggression going on, making it an easier to enjoy and experience IPA beer.

Nice to enjoy a beer that has that earthy English hop thing topped out with some cracking tastes and lovely balance, strange and yet familiar at the same time. Lovely aroma or orange things to that is always a joy to smell.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing.  A very good IPA from a cast of a million IPA takes and interpretations. This one less hop rough and less dry, but still with a lovely bitterness and malty middle. Something for everyone really. Nice one.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? BeerClub beer, it came to me, but I think you can get it in good places
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, it’s really pleasant.
  • Would I have another? I might if there was one, but I other IPA’s that call me .
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? It’s nice but not not a beer to start or stop a conversation over. Nice though and a lot better than a to of other IPA’s I had, really.

Music for this: ” Rebecca Fergusson” and  ” Heaven” on Spotify

Rebecca Caroline Ferguson (born 21 July 1986) is a British singer and songwriter


India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.


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