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RATINGS: 3070   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
pale golden body, thin white head. light floral nose with citrucy highlights. clean, crisp and crackery. piney and fresh. sweet fruity bubblegum notes citrus hop charachter really comes on strong. pretty intense, well rounded beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 sweet, citrus, toasty... - hoppy aroma. clear, straw pour. hazy copper and gold, active body. nice and tight white head that doesnít want to completely leave. fair, chaotic lacing. hoppy, citrus punch with just enough sweetness to balance. the texture is a little creamy, which is very welcome. dry, hoppy, toasty, and citrus aftertaste. the less there is in my glass, the more i want. my burps are lovely and it goes down so well. one of my favorite beers. i lick my lips, yum. UPDATE 7/13/04: mmm, itís been awhile. a roomie cringed. i was in delight. she was in fright. i just about premature ejaculated. no. UPDATE 12/4/04: damn tasty--a great bitter beer... toasty orange creme beer! (downrated, though) UPDATE 1/14/05: downrated palate and overall impression. UPDATE 4/25/05: woah! holy ! damn! this beer is now local to me! thank you Famous Liquor of Decatur, IL! slightly doughy and cheesy in flavor and aroma, respectively. smooth, cremey, yet sharp palate. orangey citrus hops, biscuity sweet malts; bittersweet and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
This is a great Beer. Had a floral sweet citrus nose. Probably the best IPA aroma I've smelled. Right up there with the other classic IPA's. Light body, packed with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2003
Nice orange aroma. Taste started off light and sweet, finished bitter. Had a nice feel to it. Really enjoyed the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Nice reddish gold with an impressive white head. Salty bread aroma. Surprising sweet and tart initial flavor, like a Flintstone vitamin (grape, Wilma). This quickly gives way to a slightly smoky, bitter hop flavor. Not a huge malt flavor, but enough to let you know it is there. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2003
This was by far my favorite of the Bell's I tasted. Peachy colored. Huge floral nose. Citrus undertones. Mildy sweet. Smelled so good you could wear this beer. Very nice and sooooo drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2008 Bottle pours a nice golden color with a beautiful head that sustains and leaves lots of lace. The aroma is flowery hops and grapefruit. The flavor is rooted in malt but is fully challenged with hops, resulting in a fine IPA. The palate is rich and coats the mouth. Overall, this is very nice and will seek it out in the future. Update 3/27/2008 - I brought home a fresh 6 pack of this as Iíve not had any in over three years. It is still freeking good. I somehow thought it was a go to session beer, but forgot the 7% ABV. As a result, I am pretty intoxicated, but safe at home in front of my laptop. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2004 Very light copper appearance, nice creamy white head that kept a veneer the entire time. Aroma was a pleasant burst of pink grapefruit dominated hops. The flavor was similarly dominated by sour grapefruit, with a hint of earthiness breaking through as it warmed. Bitter, dry finish. Good, but a bit thin on the finish, needed just a bit of a stronger malt kick for me. Thanks, Indra. Note: Sampled on tap on a business trip, almost identical profile, just not quite as creamy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smoosh (535) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Cask at Harvest Hop Fest at Rich O's in New Albany, IN. Nirvana! For my taste it gets no better than this one. I was actually a little disappointed with last year's. It was good, but didn't kill me. Well, IT'S BAAAAACK! Beautiful, bright yellow with a thick, thick stiff white head. Hop aroma exploding at you. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of grapefruit, some grassy and even some orange and spice in the hops. Just beautiful. How could it be better? Give me more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 15, 2003
From the pour to the finish, this beer is exploding. Great head from the bottle. Nice hazy gold color with slight off white head that last. Very much on the citrus aroma. Flavor of orange that taste young. Good balance of hops and malt. Very solid IPA!

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