wunderdawg (3) - USA - SEP 21, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the beers of the gods. Almost too good for human consumption. I canít buy it in my state so I drive north for an hour. Two bottles, I am in heaven and deserve no more. Love hops? Love craftfully brewed beer that treats you like the god that you are? This is it.. Not a paid fan, just a "holy trout, where has this been my whole life" fan. On second thought, donít buy this beer, leave it for me.
TappedOut (3) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma will have you hooked. The ballance of flavor is perfect. The alcahol effect is unique
Ryano_ps (3) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply delicious. floral with grapefruit notes and piney aroma. Pours golden orange with a light, quickly dissapearing head. ABV works well in balance with the ingredients. Not overpowering. Sweet fruity finish. Great beer overall.
SethInOmaha (3) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very solid choice for a beer. A great stand-by beer. Commonly available.
UNCLEDOC (3) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! Floral bitter smooth. The best IPA maybe the perfect beer. Canít wait until February when bells can make enough for all
WuAnquo1 (3) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just didnít live up to the hype. Seems slightly over rated. It certainly is a great beer, but I just expected something more.
Carntown (3) - Erlanger, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít drink this as much as I should! I think iíll get some tonight! Readily available in my area. Good IPA!
Evol (3) - Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
First let me start off by saying that I LOVE bells, almost as much as I love bitter and floral IPAs, but Iíve had terrible experiences with this brew. Having first tried it a few years back, I was convinced that I had encountered a several tainted batch, and many who had lamented this beer had came to the same conclusion because a beer so lauded shouldnít taste so poor.
In the simplest description, this beer tastes like pond water to me, although it does not smell that way. I do believe thereís a small group of people out there who have a distribution of taste buds that pull out this "pond water" flavor over all the hops and alcohol.
Iím writing this review less to remonstrate this beer and more to make other reviewers aware that if you taste "pond water," then you best move on, and sort this beer as a strange anomaly of an IPA. Itís not a bad batch, itís just a bad match, one I do not hold against Bells in the slightest.
Brian_Smith (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. Floral, citrus nodes. Higher alcohol content then ave. beer. Available at PJís in Bethlehem.
JBrancaz (3) - - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer! Nice citrus notes and bitterness that are not overpowering and well balanced. A new favorite!
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