In this beer blog, we are going to get into one of my favorite India Pale Ales. It is from Maui Brewing and the beer is called Big Swell IPA. If you read my earlier blogs on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog to get up to speed on this great brewery. Let us get into this American India Pale Ale.
It has a clear copper color with a constant white head. The smell is a tropical fruit smell which I have no idea which one. It is a nice smell to the beer. The taste is sweet carbonation hop with a hop and malty aftertaste. This is a different tasting India Pale Ale than anything in the market. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer can:
Big Swell IPA is a fresh handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed with huge amounts of American hops and malted Barley… dry-hopped to perfection!
Here is a description from their website (www.mauibrewingco.com):
Our handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed with four different kinds of Northwestern hops and malted barley …dry-hopped to perfection. Its flavor begins smooth and malty and is followed with a big burst of hop flavor.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Aloha, every time I have this beer. I have to say it has never disappoint me. This is a great beer and fits perfectly where it is brewed. It has a nice malty backbone and hop just right for Hawaii. This beer can be enjoyed any part of the United States. I wish this beer was sold in Chicago but it is a treat when I am able to order it or friends bring some back to me. If you are able to get this beer, please, pick it up and let me know what you think. I do not know where I would put this beer as my favorite beer but I know for a fact it is in my Top Five for India Pale Ales. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser