BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Okay after already drinking two sixers of this beer I will finally rate it, snakeboy from Drakes be damned...Served in my GI IPA tulip: The pours is a clean golden hue with a fading frothy head and okay lace. The aroma is pure bless with lots of tropic and citric fruit esters, some pine and pepper, light bready malts, and a note of alcohol snap.
The flavor profile backs up the nose with a MOSTLY BALANCED fruity and bitter taste and some soft grainy malts. The finish is astrengent and metallic but works within the framework of the beer. Truly a straight forward yet not remotely boring big hoppy beer. The mouth feel matches the flavor components exactly, everything is where it should be.
Get ya some right now. It is all you should ever want in a IIPA. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, I DIG IT, IT ROCKS!!! Top 50 worthy IMO.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. aroma is big citrus, piney skunk, and touches of sweet tropical fruit. flavor is big hop with a tangy sweet maltiness the blends quite well with the hops. bitterness is moderate and the beer is very drinkable. very good ipa that want to have fresh on draft.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 from a shared 12 oz bottle. Orange/light amber in color. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, some pineapple like hints. Taste is citrus, grapefruit and orange, even some mango thrown in. A light to moderate amount of bitterness throughout the taste and slightly lingers in the finish. Bittering is lower than other commercial DIPAís that I have had, but the sweet fruit qualities of the malt and hops together really blend nicely together. I am thinking a bit like Oskar Blues Gordon, but better. I would like to get my hands on more of this.
andyinindy (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As another reviewer said, this truly is "liquid buds"! Fantastic aroma, super hoppy without being bitter (how is this possible?). Probably the best beer I have ever tasted. Does it get any better than this?
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from trade with someone who shall remain nameless. Great aroma, fruity sweet. Apricot, peach, lemon, lime, grapefruit, little graininess shows up. Hazed golden orange color, good head (might of got bigger but I poured slow) Faded to a solid ring with good lace. Bitter flavor. Complete citrus takeover. Grapefruit & orange mainly. Again a hint of graininess. Thick body, creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet dry finish. Nice brew, the initial aroma was best as it had that peachy thing going on, it lost that as it warmed. Great to roll on tongue Another winner from Bellís.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours yellow with an average white head. Aroma is citrus. Taste is fruity. Almost orange and some sweet bubblegum. Very drinkable.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz Bottle courtesy of LeopoldStoch! Thanks!!! Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Smells of oranges, and lots of other citrus. Slammed, this ainít no joke, tastes very similar to the notes. But damn, this is awesome, everything i expect from Bells and much more. Awesome brew and a must try for Hopheads.
zathrus13 (1664) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange, with a white head. Aroma is floral grapefruit, oranges, and caramel/sugar. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, spices, and sugar. Ends bitter. Thanks to footbalm for this bottle.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy yellow, orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is floral citrus hops with some malt background. Flavor is real bitter, spicy, grapefruit hops.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful pale golden into my crappy micro-light pint glass.
The head on this beaut is solid and steady with sticky lacing.
The smell is piny and boozy all at once, which kinda leads to it being a bit over balanced. Think Iíll let it warm up a dram, let some hops kick up.
WOW, warming it up a tad was a damn good Idea this bad boy gets sticky and power hopped, but, alas the booze still rears itself with this background
creamed butter taste.
If you like hops with a balanced respectability, this beer is for you!