Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beer #12 - WBC

Maui Brewin Co.
Big Swell IPA
(from World Beer Cup)
-No pics, sorry-

Aroma: sweet malty, mild hoppiness for an american IPA

Appearance: Nice offwhite head pours thick with gentle pour, clear light amber color

Mouthfeel: Light

Flavor: hoppy bitterness throughout and it lingers well after the taste, almost to much. There are hints of caramel flavors and slight butter (maybe diacityl) flavors.

Overall Impression: It smells more sweet than it is. There is lots of hop flavor and bitterness like an IPA should be, but malt is lacking and therefore lends to an unbalance. There is a low hip aroma for an american IPA.

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