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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Draft. Pours an orange color with a white head. Nose is floral and citrusy. Taste is hoppy with note of earthy grass tones and a bit of caramel sweetness. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Thanks Chuck! Chuck didn’t like this much, so he gave me practically his whole beer. Served at about 58 degrees, this one is really scrumptious. The aroma is oranges and pine hopes with some sweet caramel malts. Poured a orangish color with an awesome head and lacing. The palate was dry, well carbonated, and had a good mouthfeel. The flavor was very good. Lots of pine and orange hops with sweet caramel malts. Mmmm.... How a man could part with this is unknown. It’s SOOO good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2564) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Pours an orangish color w/ a nice white head that laces well and some carbonation rising up the side of the glass. smells of a big citrus and floral hops a touch of pepper as well. Palate was dry and well coating medium body a little tart. Flavor is a big grassy floral hop very piney and bitter. Not one of my favroites its just to simple all crisp hop not much else.. I can detect a tiny malt in it but it’s just dominated by the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Excellent flavor of floral and peppery hops, there’s a piney thing going too but the pepper is dominating. Excellent of floral, peppery and piney hops with caramel and a bitter finish, like with the aroma the pepper is the dominating element. The body is medium with an oily but mostly dry texture, the carbonation is soft. It’s an excellent IPA but if the pepper would have been more subdued I would have enjoyed it even more. Thanks to csbosox for sending this my way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Gorgeous orange/amber with a medium, soapy/frothy head; light lacing. Big aroma of citrus, hops, heavy pine. Flavor is good but not awesome: light malt and immediately a noticeable spiciness; heavy hops; excellent alcohol warmth (astounding for 6%, really). Medium- to full-bodied but clean. I don’t usually care that much for IPAs because they are too over-hopped; somehow this beer manages to be very heavily hopped but not offensively so. Certainly just about the best IPA I’ve had to date, though not in my top 5% of beers overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Orange pour lots of carbonation. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is citrus hops and lots of them with a subtle caramel maltiness to really back this up. Straight hop juice and this is just a great tasting slam it down IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 If you love Colt .45 (I feel sorry for you!), You won’t like this brew, Its just like mybrainhurts says this beer is a mid west take on the ipa style. Bell’s is really a great company and I can’t wait to try more brews from them

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Couleur orangée pâle, semi opaque, parsemé d’une grosse mousse crémeuse formant plein de reliefs sur le verre. Aromes très floraux et d’agrume (citron, pamplemousse rose) possédant aussi une bonne touche résineuse suggérant les conifères et le pin. Malt biscuit ainsi qu’une touche de caramel viennent apporter une belle balance à la quantité remarquable de houblon. Corps de densité moyenne, texture presque crémeuse, carbonatation bien présente. Une référence en terme d’IPA américaine.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
csjones1 (7) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 The best of the best; the creme de la creme; I get the pleasure of having cask conditioned 2H at a local pub; 2H in a bottle or on tap is amazing, but cask conditioned will blow your mind. With the CC you get much more of the true goodness - the flowery, citrusy taste will nicely coat your palate, without the typical hops explosion. I loved the beer before; now I am obsessed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2005
pours a nice orange color with an ample white head, looks appealing but nothing extraordinary. Nice hoppy aroma and a very hoppy flavor. Very piney bitter flavor, definately a solid IPA not my favorite, but certainly worthy of its reputation


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