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RATINGS: 3663   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Iím not a big hophead, but even I can get into this beer. Great price and a very nicely balanced beer. Nice hops and malts playing off each other. Very good brew. Must try for an IPA lover. re-rate: After aquiring a bit more of a taste for hops and tasting a lot of other IPAís, I have to say this is definitely one of my favorites. It only gets better on tap. More floral and spicy. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Bottle: Pours with a cloudy orange body...Nice frothy head off-white head and excellent lacing. Highly seductive aroma. Extremely well balanced beer. An amazing brew to enjoy any time. Another great beer from Bells.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 12 oz bottle. Side by side tasting with Three Floyds Alpha King. Pours a pretty golden-orange color with nice lacing. Smells citrusy, hoppy and sweet. Taste is very smooth... not as hoppy as the Alpha King, more balanced. A bit more carbonated, but still feels smooth in the mouth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewTownBill (9) - USA - APR 15, 2007 does not count
The smell alone is reason enough to buy this IPA. The floral aromas are amazing and the taste backs it up. Very hoppy, but I feel still balanced. Probably my favorite IPA out there right now. With the head stuck around longer, thatís the only points Iím taking away.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours a light copper to gold color with a creamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light caramel mixed with the scent of mouth watering sweet floral hop goodness. Taste is at first citrusy with grassy-ness with strong bitterness that lingers on the tongue with a very slight alcohol warmth. Nice medium to full bodied mouthfeel. My memory of this beer was more balanced but in reviewing it today the hop bitterness was very prominent. A solid IPA from Bellís that I am sure I will drink many more of.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (498) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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/IPAís so far. I think the absence of Cascade hops really helps.

Another winner from Bellís. 3/3 for me personally so far.

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