CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The old standby...Piney hop aroma, with a great balance of pine/citrus hops and malt backbone.
MiamiBarman (53) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold color, lively carbonation, white dissipating head. Weíve all had IPAs with a much livelier aroma than this, but not many are this drinkable. Grapefruit and not much else on the aroma. But still, great flavor, not too bitter but still very nice and crisp. Iím loving it.
CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle and on tap. Pour is a clear amber orange with a medium head. Bursts of fresh hops and citrus! Nice malty backbone with enough sweetness to carry along the hop presence. Never overbearing or random tasting, very focused, simple, and nearly perfect. Freshness is a key here, but not as much as with some IPA. Just extremely drinkable and enjoyable.
EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great deep golden color, aroma bursting with floral and citrusy hops. The same floral and citrus notes dominate the flavor, with grapefruit coming to the front nicely, and just a hint of caramel malt at the end. Finishes pretty clean and bitter, pretty refreshing for a beer this hoppy. Really really nice IPA, great representation of the style; Iím glad I can get a regular supply of this stuff where I live!
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous beer to pour, great hop flavor. And those are fish on the bottle--it took me a while to figure that one out.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Usually, I go for the darker orange, cloudy IPAís. This one has a lighter color, but is brewed by Bells, so what the hell, huh!?! Good citrus/nutty flavor, but leaves me wanting for some reason....
DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a dark honey brown that is slightly cloudy. The head is fluffy and a dirty brown. It fell quickly to a fluffy film. Great lacing!
The smell is incredibly aromatic that playfully stings my nose with huge pineapple and nectarine hops. No malt detected.
Tastes of strong pine and citrus hops with a fantastic understated foundation of oat and caramel malts. Well paired flavors! The finish is a nice sour dryness that makes me want another sip in a bad way.
Mouth feel is full and creamy with a medium body and a little carbonation.
Nice beer, Bellís! Itís not too heavy, but delicious and easy to drink!
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have decided upon the same sentiments as Bullet2urbrain, seeing as that is what we discussed while we drank this one, as we are roommates. In a not strange life-parter way.. Just two guys who live together and enjoy craft brews. Completely platonic, I swear. But honeslty, another great Bellís brew, a great example of the style
Best part about this beer, its not a porter!
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Acadia cafe, Minneapolis. big hops aroma. light amber color with nice white head. crisp mouth feel. lots of hops but the bitterness is mild, honey, grapefruit. this is a bold beer. I like it a lot.
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured into a pint glass.
Light amber, golden color. Great head with excellent sticky lacing all the way down the glass.
Citrusy, with aromas of ruby red grapefruit, and a hint of malt sweetness in the background and maybe some cut grass. This smells very fresh and springlike.
What a perfectly balanced beer. Lovely hops and fruit flavors perfectly balanced with a slightly sweet maltiness that perfectly compliments the hops. This is exceptional!
Smooth, refreshing, light on the palate yet full bodies. Clean aftertaste leaves you wanting more.
This is an exceptional beer, and one of the best American IPAs Iíve had. Delicious!