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Bells Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale

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88
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Specially brewed for Illinois, Hopsoulution Ale is a German Double India Pale Ale with a dark amber hue brewed with Premiant and Smaragd hops bringing a heady hop aroma to a malty base, rich with caramel & toffee notes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 3, 2014
Draft. Pours a golden orangish color. Aroma and taste are grapefruit, citrus, and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Draft: A bit disappointed with this one...not that its not good, itís just way maltier than I was hoping for. It still has some of the nice grapefruit in it, but itís mostly bready and earthy. Good, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (292) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tap pour into tulip glass at Sheffieldís. Definitely a good looking copper color which complements a sweet aroma. Some citrus notes throughout but Iím getting a healthy amount of sugar too. Fulfills all of the requirements of a double IPA. Really like how this finishes. Not overly hoppy but enjoyable. Almost too run of the mill for me which will prevent it from scoring really high. A tasty choice but Hopslam is preferred.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (348) - - JUL 31, 2014
Tap in goblet at Sheffields in Chicago. Light Copper with really nice white head and excellent lacing. Smells really pine and citrus. Slightly bitter, but has sweetness and nice mouthfeel . Finishes with some resin pine. Generally a really good dipa, leaning on the hoppier side. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On Draught
Pours a deep golden color with a small head and some nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is orangey and some light melon like hops. Itís got a light malt sweetness and is generally bright, aromatic and fun.

The flavor has a low bitterness and isnít especially sweet nor dry. Itís got some clean maltiness. The hops are to the fruitier end with some citrus and tropical fruit, but also some pine and herbal notes as well. Certainly itís got a well balanced flavor, but itís also hop dominant.

Cool

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (684) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a small ring around the edge, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of caramel, toffee, pine needles, earthy hops, dash of fresh fruit and plenty of mildly toasted sweet malt.

T - Starts off with toffee and pine resin quickly being joined by the earthy and fruity hops and finally the sweet caramel malt. Finish is a little sweet with some backing dryness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick, sweet feel with some dryness after each sip.

O - A decent DIPA. I am always interested in trying new to me Bellís beers but I have had better from them.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bluegoosed (36) - - JUL 27, 2014
Had on draft. Not as good as Hopslam but very solid. Notes of citrus/grapefruit, pine, and hops obviously.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JUL 24, 2014
Had a glass on tap. Solid, not as good as Hopslam. A slight corn note. Good, though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1189) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, light booze, citrus. Tastes of citrus, lemon/lime, fruit peel, pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Normal DIPA for which i really was disappointed with Bells. All of their other offerings are much further developed then this.


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