JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Deep golden color with a thick off white head. Citric nose with a touch of malt sweetness. Lots of malt and citric hops. Finishes with a hops and malt infusion.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
looks like yellow straw, smells more like a wheat beer. Quite yeasty, bitter, a little watery. Decent Pale Ale at best, there are much better choices from Kalamazoo.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent pale ale...nothing to scream over...but definitely not ordinary.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Of all of the Bellís products, this is one of the few that I donít aggressively buy or pursue. The blend of hops is not to my liking, and it just seems to be missing a little something. Still a very good beer!
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/30/02: bottle. minimal amount of head, with tons of lacing. very light golden yellow in colour. smells like the rubber sole of a new pair of shoes, with a touch of orange. soapy- even sudsy to the taste, and bitter. the biscuit malt tastes like the smell i remember of a new pink rubber ball in gym class back in grade school. iím sure this is a prefectly fine beer, iím just not a huge fan of pale ales.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw colored body with a thin white head. First pour had a ton of yeast due to not noticing the sediment in the bottle.
Biscuit malt really sticks out in the nose. Some hops, but malt is the main aroma.
Well balanced pale ale. Malts and hops, 50/50.
Very smooth palate with minimal carbonation.
I like the Two Hearted better.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good take on the style..not overly impressed though
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is kind of a more pale version of Debsí Red. A little lighter in hopping and body, though. Nice and light with the usual Bells yeast present. Quite carbonated too. To me this beer is a solid representation of a typical Bells beer: Good body, yeasty carbonation, good hop-malt balance, but a little off kilter (in an above average way). These beers have a way of creeping up on you too.
hopscotch (8393) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich, heavily malty aroma. Plenty of yeast and hops as well. Interwoven notes of butterscotch, citris fruit, homemade soap, allspice and bubble gum.
Murky, deep yellow hue with small swirling particles. Large, white, rocky head. Fully lasting with excellent lacing.
The flavor is very rich and malty with a blast of caramel and heavy cream. A suggestion of grapefruit. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet. Not overly bitter.
Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Medium-length, lightly bitter, dry finish.
This is a great Pale Ale for MaltHeads!!!
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For an avid Bells fan, I have to say I am not that impressed with this. Very fruity, kind of stale, and not very smooth. Good beer, but not what Iíve come to expect from Bellís.