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Bells Big Head San Diego Style Ale

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 332   ABV: 11.07%
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What is San Diego Style Ale? It is an ale that’s made with more attitude than hops. And boy are there a lot of hops.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetrifecta (29) - Bell’s country, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle, batch #K8369 sampled at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe’. A ridiculous punch in the face of Simcoe hops and alcohol heat. Came in at 11.07% alcohol and is supposed to be around 100 IBU’s, which sounds about right given the aroma, bitterness and overall hop flavor. Aroma is largely pine and citrus notes, with a little breadiness from the huge grain bill. "San Diego Style Ale" is obviously a pun towards certain San Diego breweries who seem to think only they know how to hop the living shit out of a beer, with wanton disregard for balance or palatability. The beer is almost cartoonish in nature and is a single release 15-BBL batch only for sale at Bell’s General Store and the Eccentric Cafe’. Cheers to Midwest HopHeads!


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