creed643999 (2) - houghton, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One if my first IPAís. Great light copper color, not super hoppy, all in all a great brew!
jimkirkhoff (2) - USA - AUG 23, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent hop aroma and an over all great flavor, save for the obvious infections. DMS and occasional phenolics are obvious in this years batch. Overexpansion has come at a cost!
EricP1977 (2) - Mishawaka, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím not going to tell you what color this pours or what hints of what random fruit I get when I taste it. Iím simply going to tell you that this is one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Bellís (or Kalamazoo Brewing Co.) is easily one of the best breweries in the country.
dbrost (2) - USA - SEP 23, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap for the first time recently and really enjoyed it with a feta pizza. The strong hops flavor is outstanding and it complemented the cheese perfectly.
fallingcedars (2) - USA - MAR 17, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like I.P.A.ís? Youíll love this! This beer has such flavor and drinability its amazing. Smell that citrus bouquet? That heady aroma of Orange peel and possibly corriander? Good dose of Piney hops that any I.P.A. should have. This may be my new favorite.
tnlandsailor (2) - USA - MAY 12, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the finest IPA Iíve ever tasted. It is so well made and such a refreshing change from the "sledgehammer" IPAís that dominate the market. The aroma is reminiscent of hop perfume, absolutely perfect. The appearance can be a little cloudy, just age in the fridge for a week and pour straight out with no gurgling. The flavor just sings with American hops and a great malt backbone. Bitterness is just right. So well made and so well balanced, I donít know how they do it. A definite must try.
funkralicious (2) - USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full bodied aroma and texture. Crisp hop bite with flowing flowered body and subtle fruitly finish. My favorite IPA.
Laxplayer21 (2) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, tart with a level of sweetness. great after taste. was recommended by a friend. One of the best Iíve had.
Sparkle (2) - Bay Village, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask-conditioned tap. Hazy golden color, smooth and creamy~yet hoppy.took awhile to settle,head stayed almost throughout pint.yum.yum had another:)
modal (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled; nice crisp taste hops; not much balance but par for the IPA course; nice hoppy smell; very clean mouthfeel; not a lot to distinguish it from other top shelf IPAs - hop devil, stoneís, etc. but excellent company