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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
racecarr98 (35) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2015
This is one of the best beers I have had. Another success from the Bell brewery. It could be a long night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (379) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Aroma: grass, floral, citrus, pine Appearance: clear, golden, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (670) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Can at home. Nicely cloudy, light golden colour with a creamy white head. Hop profile is orange zesty, grapefruit, citrus and resinous on top of a nicely grainy, moderately sweet malty base. Finish is citrus fruity and bitter, but without any tardness, clean. Good body, low carbonation, soft palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (160) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2015
On tap at Archive. Pours light amber with sustained frothy head. Aroma of orange peel from the hops which spice up the taste. It finishes with pleasant light bitterness on the palate. Worth a revisit closer to the source

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a nice straw yellow with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of piney resin and citrus rind. Not too fragrant but noticeable. Taste is somewhat bitter hops. A little harsh and dry finish. Not my favorite style of beer but I like others from this brand so I thought I’d try it. OK if this is what you like but not really for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (2138) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 12, 2015
33cl bottle thanks to a friend that brought it from the US. Color is light gold to orange. Head is thin to medium and persistent and white. Body is super smooth and finishes dry and a bit sweet. Aroma is malty, hoppy, resin and herby. Flavour is resin, spicy, hoppy, pinneapple, wood, light malt. Best IPA I ever had. Yet :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2015
Bell’s famous and renowned IPA hopped only with Columbus, one of the three great American C-hops and known for its Cascade-like orange aroma combined with more bittering power. Moussy, egg-white, irregularly lacing head forming ’islands’ of foam and retaining very well on the edges, draped over a ’sunny’, warm pale orange coloured, clear beer with strains of fine bubbles here and there, turning into a warm and equal ’orange mist’ with deposit. Dank but elegantly hoppy, enticing aroma of pink grapefruit flesh, fresh orange peel, pine needles, hemp, medium grilled pork, home made caramel, red raspberry, toasted bread and hints of roasted peanuts, field flowers, green olives, minerals, sundried tomato, capers in olive oil, hint of chicken broth. Refinedly fruity, edged onset of soft tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) with already a subtle ’announcement’ of grapefruity hoppiness to come, minerally with a subtle saltiness, soft and lean, slick body built from biscuity, very lightly toasted malts, ending in a splendour of elegant yet powerful, drying, piney, grapefruity, floral hop bitterness, resiny and ’sec’ but still leaving a trace of juicy, caramelly malt sweetishness underneath, while a faint caper-like saltiness keeps lingering as well, without disturbing me. This is indeed almost as good as it gets for a ’regular’ IPA: perfectly in balance, visually attractive, quenching and extremely elegant. The bitterness goes on for a long time, but does not become abrasive or agressive anywhere. I am glad I got the chance to taste this, this is nowhere extreme, but balanced to perfection, like many of Bells’ beers. I fully understand now how this got its reputation, even though it is dark and rainy outside, this beer makes me dream of a brightly sunny afternoon. Would love to taste one fresh from tap, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (549) - HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2015
Ragyogó szépsége bármely IPA becsületére válna, vastag, krémes habja a mulandóság legapróbb jelét sem szolgáltatja. A krémesség illatának is központi összetevője, aszalt sárgabarack, alma, mangó aromái olvadnak elegáns egységbe, majd ugyanezek a komponensek mesteri módon, átmenet nélkül bukkannak fel immár ízlelőbimbóinkon, kiegészülve kerekre szabott, szellősen elszórt buborékokkal óvatosan megkent keretben elhelyezkedő szalmásan malátás, angolosan száraz ízjegyekkel. Kiegyensúlyozott, remekül összeállított, extrákat valóban nélkülöző, ámde kifogástalan és komplex főzet. A tartalmas testhez mondandóval telt utóíz kapcsolódik, a karcosan egyedi kesernye a kortyolás közbeni benyomásoktól elválaszthatatlan módon, magától értetődő természetességgel jelenik meg, majd időzik el hosszasan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (12257) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours light hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of resinous hops, peach, sweet malt. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, peach, average IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
micmillon18 (35) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured from a 16oz can into a Duvel tulip glass. Packaged date reads "7/13/2015." Aroma - Sweet, bright citrus (clementine, semi-ripe orange). Faintly floral. Earth Appearance - Deep orange-yellow (light amber?). Creamy, white head. Thick lacing rims the top of the glass. Taste - Sweet, citrusy hops give-way to earthy, resiny hops. Citrus fruit rind also present. Hops, hops, hops. Orange and hop resin flavors linger on the pallet. Palate - Medium bodied, oily/ resiny at times. Dry finish. Overall - I short changed this beer when I originally had it. Though the tall boy can is inviting, a glass is much more befitting. Let it breath. There’s too much citrus not to!

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