11 April, 2010

Maui Brewing big Swell IPA


6.2% abv

Quite possibly the best can of beer I've ever had. As I've mentioned before, I love a good hoppy beer without the bitterness on the aftertaste, and Big Swell falls into that category. In fact, it climbs to the top even if one discounts the fact it came from a can. For reals.

Extremely hoppy nose that poured out highly carbonated with a thick head. Even the empty can oozed out sharp hoppy notes. The fresh hop taste is very robust in the body, yet it smooths out and takes on a mellow malty sweetness on the finish. I let the last bit warm up too, and it continues to surprise me. So much hop goodness without any funky aftertaste. Mmmmmmm.

This came out of a can?


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