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Big Swell IPA
« on: October 15, 2011, 09:44:02 PM »
I've been savoring this "Certified Made On Maui" Maui Brewing Co IPA for several weeks. Has a sweet hoppy bitter roasty character. Fabulous effervescence (they really get it) and perfectly balanced. Nose bleed price tag at $10.99 a 6-pack. Though that's not unusual for premium American craft-brew. Instant convert.

Anyone? Have you had this?
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Re: Big Swell IPA
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 08:39:58 AM »
I've been savoring this "Certified Made On Maui" Maui Brewing Co IPA for several weeks. Has a sweet hoppy bitter roasty character. Fabulous effervescence (they really get it) and perfectly balanced. Nose bleed price tag at $10.99 a 6-pack. Though that's not unusual for premium American craft-brew. Instant convert.

Anyone? Have you had this?

I learn of new brews just about every day. This one is quite a ways away from neck of the woods  :) but sounds like a good one. I'll keep a lookout for it. Maybe when I go to NHC in Seattle next June... I can try some.
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Re: Big Swell IPA
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 07:54:08 AM »
Took a six pack home with me from Oahu.  Great stuff.  For an 8% abv, its not too sweet, there's a nice hop balance and it goes does easy.
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Re: Big Swell IPA
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 10:29:10 PM »
Drinkin the ole stash are we? Nice. Never had the opportunity for this one euge...
I like the effervescent thing sometimes however...
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Re: Big Swell IPA
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 10:58:53 PM »
Yes, I can get it here on Hawaii Island in many places.  It's only available in cans here.  If I'm lucky and find it on sale I can  get it for $8.99/six.

I am not overly impressed with it. It's a pretty tasty beer, but there are other IPAs available here that I prefer. 

To me it seems that all the right notes are there, but they are not harmonious.  Not synergistic...? 

Perhaps the Maui wow factor is just lost on me.
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Re: Big Swell IPA
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 11:45:30 PM »
Sampling. ;D Usually I try to get something new to educate myself. So many beers so few brain cells...



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