wmubronco1992 (644) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Eccentric cafe. Pours light amber. No noticable head and no lacing. Faint fruity aroma. Lithe palate. Didn’t get much noteworthy out of this one. It’s a decent PA with understated bitterness, but it doesn’t leave a deep memory with me.
Strykzone (5147) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A shared glass at the brewpub. Almost clear and golden. Little head. The flavor is full of hopsband they are really interesting. I get peach, citrus, and floral hops. I get dandelions, too. Surprisingly good. But this is zbells.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the eccentric cafe. clear, golden with minimal head. aroma of pineapple, spicy hops..the pineapple is adding some delicate sweetness. flavor has some of this pineapple, and adds some nice grain and malt to the finish. a touch bitter and dry..solid
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery tasting room, listed as an experimental ale. Cloudy medium body, and the beer is lacey. Good drinkaility, the carbonation is right there. Yeasty aroma. Not what you expect from an APA. Full mouthfeel.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe last weekend.
Pours a nice, clear apricot color with a fluffy white head and some good lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a heavy dosage of tropical fruits plus citrus in the background. Heavy, heavy tropical fruit notes. A bit of spice there as well. I’m guessing this used plenty of New Zealand hops. Really impressive.
Flavor isn’t quite as bold or pungent, but more subtle and in mix with the malt, which was ever-so-slightly bready. Other than that, light citrus and hoppy spice plus loads of tropical fruits. Light body with crisp carbonation and a fairly-dry finish. Supremely well done. Please make this a regular offering!
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the the Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear orange-golden with a small white head. The head fades slowly and leaves no lace. The nose has notes of pine, lemon and grapefruit, along with biscuity, bready malts. The flavour is well balanced, moderately sweet and slightly bitter with honey sweetness balanced against notes of citrus and pine. On the palate, it is surprisingly light in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, I was a little disappointed with this one; it is quite a subtle pale ale that lacks substantial flavour. It tastes somewhat watered down. 2011-08-14
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May be one of my lowest rated bells products. All I can do is second what the other guy said. All I can really do is say I got some lemons out of it. It was really a nondescript ale. It is what it is.
svandyke (84) - USA - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo. Very light coloring, but with a hint of amber. The aroma was somewhat peppery , but hoppy. The inital slight sweetness is quickly subsumed by a musty hoppyness. This suprise mustiness is not welcome.