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Bells Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (285) - - AUG 25, 2015
Absolutely delicious. In a world saturated with mediocre ipas bells blows half the competition out of the water, yet again, with another spectacular ipa. Super hoppy, perfect balance of fruit and pine with a nice amount of malt to make it a little less overwhelming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madelfonatree (141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Enjoyed August 15, 2015 at Crest Parsons in a tulip glass. Look - Slight haze. Golden orange, almost burnt orange. Finger plus of ivory head. Strong lacing. Medium bubbles. Smell - Malt. Lemon. Lime. Orange. Dank. Taste - Malt. Bread. Spice. Grapefruit. Lemon. Orange. Dry finish. Feel - Creamy. Mild carbonation throughout. Medium feel. Bitter on tongue. Overall - I prefer Soul Style (if they are even competing). Not bad overall. More malt compared to citrus. Grape juice after taste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Strong pine, booziness and some citrus. Very smooth and has a nice malt backbone. Pours a wonderful copper with a tan head. Had a draft pour at Lincoln station

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (838) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a hazy rust orange. Has a strong citrus hop, fruit pine and caramel aroma. Has a sweet taste of citrus, fruit, caramel, pine and other tropical flavors but also strong with hops. A strong lingering bitter hop aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1466) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a nice layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of nice hops, bread malts, and grapefruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (601) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Aroma of citrus and some slight malt backing, taste is very hop forward with some pine and lemon grass, another nice dipa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (590) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bells comes through again with a high grav hoppy beer that manages to be balanced and not too sweet. Very crisp and flavorful with strong orange, grapefruit, and tropical notes and a light bitter orange and grass finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Draft at the quik shop. This beer is a tad underrated in my opinion. Mainly because I dont normally enjoy double ipa’s but I like this quite a bit. So...everyone else must be off! I digress. Pours a hazy amber with a small off white head, sticky lace. Nose is quite citrusy, some caramel malt balance, light tropical fruits. Flavor mimics aroma, really well balanced double ipa. Much better than previous experiences with this beer. Keg was almost exactly 1 month old. Nice work, Bells.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3268) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Very rich citrusy hops. Blends very well into the malt backbone. Satisfying but still hop driven.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (652) - Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods Market – Chandler. Mellow aroma of pine, pineapple and light hay. Pours clear copper. Delicious syrupy taste of tropical fruit (pineapple, mango) and citrus (sweet orange) with only moderate bitterness. A dry malty tone emerges late. A very smooth DIPA.


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