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RATINGS: 3648   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Maybe my favorite APA/IPA after Alpha King -- not too hoppy, just perfectly balanced with hops and bitters. I could drink a 6 pack of this on a nice summer day. The Centennial hops are nice change of pace from the typical Cascade/Amarillo/Simcoe IPAs out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (496) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Yellow pour, diminishing white frothy head (on tap) almost like soap bubbles, very floral hop aroma, tasted a little soapy but it may have been the glass, lively carbonation, bitter and crisp like it stops in you mouth . Bells Brewery never disappoints. original rating 3.7, rerated from bottle, being on an IPA kick this one is very good, nector/citrus grapefruit, very nice texture and weight, this is very drinkable. Good balance of bitter with finish...Very Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 This is an example of my fav type of IPA...citrusy and floral - - - very dry/crisp finish and very balanced. Delicious and leaves you longing for the next sip. Can be drank at night or in the sun! Sweet label too. Thanks to my bro for giving me a taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
Light amber color with this head. Beautiful aroma WIth added citrus flover and plenty of hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2007
12oz bottle, served in my brand new Duvel Tulip. Batch #7806, packaged on 01/22/2007. Pours a gorgeous golden orange/amber with a huge, pillowy white head. Excellent cobweb lacing on the glass. Nice lasting power on the head. Nose of floral hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, Cannabis. Fore of the tongue is heavily astringent. Pine, hops, spice and grapefruit dominate. Back of the tongue is more of the same, with the floral notes shining through. Finish is crisp, dry and bitter. Full of hops. I like this a lot for some reason, even with not being a huge fan of I/IPA’s so far. I think the absence of Cascade hops really helps.

Another winner from Bell’s. 3/3 for me personally so far.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2007
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Light amber colour, thin head. Fantastic all hops aroma. Very dry bite, expands in the mouth to the back of the throat. Some sweetness at the end. Excellent ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - APR 3, 2007
This beer really hits the spot after a long day at work. Definitely a great session beer if it was available locally. Pours a golden amber with a 1" foamy white head. Sweet citrusy hops fill the nose, with hints of honeysuckle and a spring floral boquet. Flavor is a well balanced array of citrus hops with a sticky palate. Finish is rather brief with no lingering bitterness. A very fine example of an IPA, and a great daily drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
12oz Bottle, 6% a/v Smells VERY hoppy with some pine and spicy smells mixed in. It pours a cloudy copper with a light brown head. The taste is of spicy and cedar with a bit of fruit and the aftertaste is a VERY hoppy sharpness. This is a great beer to sip on and as has been said a nice northern beer. Great for the cottage. ** You may not like this if your not a fan of hops **

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
This beer is the north. Bitter, piney, dry, you can taste every ingredient in this beer. Beautiful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
pours a nice golden color with a small white head that lingers. aroma is of citrus and piney hops with some sweetness. flavor mirrors the aroma, with the floral hops hitting you first, with a piney/citrusy hop finish and some caramel sweetness. ultimately a pretty simple straight forward beer...a solid example of an IPA


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