EtTuCthulhu (1235) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a cloudy dark orange with lots of fine-grain sediment and a medium off-white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends caramel and bread malts with resin and floral hops, and the taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet with a slightly hoppy aftertaste. The palate fuses a medium-full, slick texture, and an average carbonation. Overall, this is just a meh DIPA.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Beer Merchants, Brooklyn. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Citrus and fruit hops in aroma. Caramel malt, citrus, tropical fruit in flavor. Medium to full bodied. Balanced.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
julesy831 (6) - - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really great beer that we were lucky a friend shared with us. Please make more of this!!!
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle much thanks to Dan. Pours out a somewhat clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of fruity hops, some pine, grass and not that much of a touch of alcohol despite the higher ABV. Taste is complex, tropical fruits, lemon, pine and a touch of sweet malts for balance and maybe a bit of doughy bread with a bitter finish. Another well done IPA by Bellís.
alexsdad06 (6399) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle at home fresh (from notes). Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a big malty base with caramel, toffee, brown sugar and toasted bread beneath a wave of pine resin and citrus hops, some tropical fruit, moderate bitterness. This was a good start to the series but it has gone downhill from here.
Frank (3197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This stuff pretty much evaporated from existence the instant it hit shelves where I live so I was surprised to find a bottle of it while I was out of town. Western NY beer geeks just donít have the Bellís love I guess. Giving this the benefit of the doubt on some points because this is hardly fresh so this review will be a little milder than it would be otherwise but, still, I feel that Bellís should be doing a better job of making sure I donít buy old beer w/ their name on the label so Iím pretty much going to give this rotten old double IPA the score it deserves. Donít worry Larry Bell will be just fine.
OK, so this is an amber colored brew, quite cloudy w/ just a small white head of mixed bubbles. This is a big, sweet brew w/ tropical fruit in the nose. At this point, I would describe it as a hoppy barleywine if anything. It actually smells reasonably nice but the sticky sweetness combine w/ woody, resinous bitterness in an unpleasant way. It is thick but not too heavy on the palate but still not exactly a pleasure to drink or sip on. Thereís also a light touch of alcohol in the back of the throat. It finishes w/ lingering sweetness and that old hop bitterness I mentioned earlier. If you see a dusty, expensive six pack of this in some liquor store that is probably stocking it by accident, scroll right on past. This beer may have been nice at one point but itís really sub-par now.
weihenweizen (1980) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on July 29, 2014, from shrubber85, poured into a snifter. Hazy orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is pine hops, medium body, good small-bubble lacing. Taste is pine hops, some tropical fruit, malt backbone, hints of alcohol, and bitter finish.
madvike (3032) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours amber with a filmy off-white head. Nose is spicy, with grassy herbal hops, astringent, sweet and bready malt. Taste is dry, astringent malt with lightly spicy hops, grassy. Real sharp, with a syrupy sweet finish. Slick and syrupy in the mouth with mellow carbonation.
rondphoto (2538) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown with a good 1" ivory head, bands of lace. Strong aroma of pine hops. This is one of those rare beers in which malt and hops are both very strong, and dance through the finish hand in hand. A power alcohol trip, no doubt, but the malt and hop combo is hard to beat.