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RATINGS: 3452   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2005
12oz - Very strong floral hop aroma. Smells fresh and sticky. Yellow-orange color with a medium head that quickly dissappear but leaves great lacing. Huge hop blast on the tounge with just enough malt to smooth it out. Sliky smooth going down and leaves a nice hop aftertatse. A very drinkable IPA Iím sure I will have much much more of.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Absolutely delicious. The best IPA I have ever tasted. I canít imagine an IPA getting any better than this. This is a superlative IPA. It reminds me of autumn, of fishing in a trout stream, of Nick Adams and his sister hiding from the law in Hemingwayís The Last Good Country. This is The Last Good Beer from The Last Good Country. It must be. Pours a deep-red-copper cum sunset red/brown with a hint of rainbow trout pink. Forms a tannish head, very soft. Taste is Centennial hops all over the place. Its two hearts run into your refrigerator and drag their malty bloody selves across your kitchen floor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Pale yellow gold color, with a medium sized rocky head. Sweet amarillo hop aroma with a slightly sweet malt undertone. Slight floral acridness in the nose, quickly followed by muted citrus and slightly grassy hop flavors, with a crisp and slightly astringent finish complemented by lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is very balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EricP1977 (2) - Mishawaka, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2005 does not count
Iím not going to tell you what color this pours or what hints of what random fruit I get when I taste it. Iím simply going to tell you that this is one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Bellís (or Kalamazoo Brewing Co.) is easily one of the best breweries in the country.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Thanks Chuck! Chuck didnít 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. Itís SOOO good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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 itís just dominated by the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Excellent flavor of floral and peppery hops, thereís 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. Itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (850) - 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 donít 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 Iíve 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

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