tomthompson89 (1980) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice murky red pour, nice foam. nose is sweet with hops and malts. citrus, lemon rind. flavor is all hoppy with just a slight malt bill that balances perfectly. so nice!!! thanx Gary. had at Bells
bytemesis (6982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear red Amber, medium creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is tea, caramel, pine. Dislike is medium sweet, light plus bitter, prominent tea notes, pine, hints of grapefruit. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
commonshawn (1067) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at city works with commonmac and others. Light plum with thick foamy head that dissipates and good lacing. Malty hop nose. More fruity than I expected but I liked it. Balances the malt and hop well. Great body. This far exceeded my expectations. Unique approach that works. Really good. A roundhouse kick to the tastebuds.
jsporrer (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium caramel brown with a thick light tan foamy head. Nice sweet citrus aroma with light malts and caramel. Medium body with a creamy texture. Malty caramel taste. Not harsh or bitter. Very smooth finish. Fairly enjoyable.
commonmac (1066) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cityworks before the St. Paul and the Broken Bones show. Belgian snifter glass. More than a finger eggshell/off white head on a deeper amber hued ale. Nose has a malty cereal element and some mild sweetness and floral notes. Taste is definitely more malt and bread than a traditional IPA. There is a healthy sweetness with a near fruity tendency. Caramel presence. Mouthfeel is a little chewy. Ends with a hop bitterness. Pleasant red IPA for those who shy away from assertive hop-forward options. Go ahead and embrace this one as if you were sparring with Van Damme or Norris.
cheap (5370) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2016
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Listed as an IPA but I think it may be a little more behaved than that. Clear bronze. Sweeter slight spiced aroma. Taste is mild rope with a little saddle mixed in. Has some sweetness in there which hides the alky pretty well. Yes, not much negative IPA happy BS int his one, of which I am glad.
GenDV138 (6106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can poured into a tulip. Canned 9/28/2016. Mostly clear reddish amber with almost two fingers of beige head. Aromas of malt, biscuit, floral, citrus. Tastes of citrus, light biscuit, floral, some tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good red IPA.
Maxbier (903) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark copper color with tan head. Caramel malty and citrus grapefruit aroma. Very juicy citrus/grapefruit flavor with sweetness of honey. finish has mild bittering and citrus peel. Tasty.
skmikeg (1787) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish amber with a one finger off white head with good lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, citrus, pine, caramel, sweet malts, toffee, and grassy hops. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced, yet still pretty hoppy, red IPA that I could see my self drinking a lot of in the future.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a red-caramel color with a large foamy orange-tan head that rises over the glass and leaves good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with juicy fruity hops and notes of orange, pine and grapefruit. The flavor was bitter yet sweet and malty with caramel, pine, orange, grapefruit and a bit of crystal malt. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Old school goodness!
fuzzcro (256) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma and appearance are def high raters for this brew. Taste is acceptable though nothing is really significant or nor does any one single taste come forward to stand out. It is pleasant to drink...not overly carbonated which is always a plus in my opinion. Just a bit too dry on the end for my liking. I wouldnít turn one down if offered. It just isnít a stand out red ale and not the brew that would come to mind when I think of Bellís.