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RATINGS: 3468   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hvac4sl (30) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2002
My first IPA, and frankly, I was expecting more. Don’t get me wrong, this was a very drinkable beer. I just expected more hop bitterness. Light copper-colored with a rich, thick head. Hazy in appearance with a few floaties in there. The aroma...oh the aroma. Smells like fresh hops in the christmas tree. Very full mouthfeel with that hop aroma taste, but little bitterness. Finishes smooth, with some of that hoppy taste staying behind.I do very much like this beer, but I expected more bitterness, like their amber ale, only lighter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Hops are right there from the beginning. Tried in Northern Lower Michigan. Quickly became favorite of the week. Clear color and nice head. Finishes bitter. Limited availability, not sold everywhere that Bell’s other products are available, well worth looking for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
BELLS NEVER FAILS!! completely inlove with this beer.strong floral smells is almost like spring and the taste of sweet and sour hops over comes anyones thoughts of this being a week ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
On tap at Mad Mex. Golden-orange pour with tight off-white head. Resinous and orange hop aroma. Great hop bitterness balanced perfectly by malt. Clean bitter finish that keeps it drinkable. Perfect mouthfeel - not too thick, not too thin with nice carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Passthebeer (30) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Nice thick white head, hazy color, amazing aroma...hints of pine, citrus, pineapple. Amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a cloudy gold colour with a small frothy white head. Aroma is fresh, floral and fruity: peach, mango, apricot, grapefruit, toffee. Taste is dough, caramel, citrus, bubblegum with subtle bitterness. Medium body, dry, crisp and clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Very piney and fruity nose that draws you in. Medium bodied, with a perfect balance of malt and bitterness. A great light IPA that I consider a nice session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cruchr123 (29) - St.Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2011
A little over a month old bottle so still pretty fresh. A- Really nice appearance, one finger off white head, very clear dark golden yellow color, splotching lacing, nice carbonation. S- The aroma is really nice, smooth, very refreshing, juicy fruity flavors (peach, grapefruit, citrus) piney hops, nice malt backbone. T- This is just a quality year round IPA, really balanced, solid fruity flavors, big grapefruit, pine, citrus, nice malt presence to balance it out, this is just a really balanced IPA. M- Medium/light mouth feel, well carbonated, really smooth, extremely easy drinkability. O- This is the craft beer that started it all for me; I’ve had this so many times and have always forgotten to review it, just a quality beer that I will always fall back on, always reliable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 I tend to favor the imperial IPAs, but I must say that this brew is one of the best IPAs I’ve had yet. The complex hop bouquet nose greets you immediately. While the hop bill on this is no doubt a great combination, it is the delicate bread-like malt combinaton that impressed me the most. A near-perfect brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2006
This beer was one of the highlights of the 2005 GABF. Nice copper color - hard to tell much about the head with my tiny glass. Aroma was fruity and floral. Hops throughout with a sharpness in flavor that ended on a dry note.

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