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RATINGS: 3324   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (824) - 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.

   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

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
I was very impressed with this beer. Almost like a midwest take on west coast IPA. Very hoppy and delicious. I am really becoming a fan of bells brews. Solid and good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAY 11, 2005
It smells good but it tastes weird. Its bitter at the end, I’m kinda drunk. The guy below me describes it well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Juelze (1140) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 Bottle. Pours a nice frothy white 1" inch head that diminishes to 1/4". Hazy orange color. Strong floral hops and big citrus aroma, a lot of orange in this one. Taste of caramel malt and finishing with with the spicy bitterness of the hops, the orange flavors make it an interesting and enjoyable IPA. I had a lot of IPAs rated above this one, but after revisiting it I realized it’s a true masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
After a bad experience with their Cherry Stout I had to try something else a little more redeeming. This poured out a slightly murky golden orange with a tall white rocky head. As the head shrank into the body scattered lacing was left to coat the glass. Very hoppy aroma with citric and floral hops coming out in abundance. There was a slight hint of malt to it at times. Taste was very similar very hoppy all the way through this one with citric and earthy flavors coming together for a great taste. A bitter hoppy aftertaste is how this ended. Mouthfeel was creamy with about a medium body. I could drink this all day, great flavor and aroma too bad I only picked up 2 bottles. Highly recommend to all hop heads and anyone that likes a good brew.

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