DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color and a fine head. The aroma is medium to high hops. The centennial throughout is quite nice. It is fairly bitter but there are flavor and aroma hops to round it out nicely. The flavor leaves you with a touch of lime. Great beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a blend of malt and hops, cloudy apricot, and a finger of white foam. Very hoppy taste at first, with malt coming in after. Well balanced, nicely bitter. Lovely!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 Picked up this beer on a trade in Coventry last weekend (where a song about my ratebeer user name was played). Huge sticky head atop a murky orange/brown body. Sweet orange aroma. Great citrus hop flavor with a nice lemon taste. A most excellant ipa.
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks again to mwsf. murky orange, grapefruit aroma, tasted quite sweet, plenty of lychee and quite bitter. better than average ipa, i´m just disappointed i didn´t get to taste any other bells beers in the states
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, ?Da Man? wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. I love Bell’s, and this is one of the better IPA’s I’ve had in a long time. A very nice beer.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this up in Coventry, VT on sunday for breakfast(before breakfast)Was quite a treat of an IPA.Huge yummy citrus nose.Well balanced overall and I wish I could get this on the regular.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What goodness from such an unassuming trout bottle! Aroma of citrus (lemon, grapefruit and HUGE orange). Appears hazy, and almost murky dark gold/light orange. The flavor is so rich and full, with orange and even some gin in the taste. The only flaw is a little alcohol coming thru (a shame at 6%). Would make the perfect transition beer for those needing an intiation into american craft beer. This is Dreadnaught’s not-so-distant smaller cousin.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Bright, hazy gold. Off-white head w/ fine bead & excellent lace. Robust, very fresh aroma of citrus & pine w/ lovely notes of caramel & vanilla. Full-bodied. Nice & sticky. Flavour is complex, very hoppy & bitter w/ long lingering finish. Still the malt is there to support. Excellent beer.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color. Small head. Aroma was the familiar hoppy IPA smell that one usually gets. Reminds me of the Dogfish 90 minute. Not painfully hoppy, which in my opinion is a plus. Perhaps one of the best IPAs that I have ever had (tho I?ve only had a handful-ha!) My introduciton to Bells beers. I am impressed and I will return for more.
Kevin (2120) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. one of the spoils from a recent midwest adventure. pours a slightly hazy almost orange yellow. clumpy fat white head with specks in it. leaves tendrils of foam floating deep within the glass. aroma reminds me of the candy lick-em-ade powder i used to eat as a kid, very sweet take on the standard ipa aroma that alerts you that some thing new is afoot. flavor is a smooth balanced hoppy greatness. mouthfeel of an orange sherbert freeze with bitterness that is phenomenal. nice citrus flavor that is strong but not too overpowering. not for the weeak or those who don’t appreciate a good IPA.