hellcamino814 (12) - - DEC 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Always a great IPA. Consistently well balanced. Great mouth feel. Always my go to when in doubt.
InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The hops flavor of this IPA has an explosive crescendo that turns into a gentle landing with little to no unpleasant aftertaste. I think a better name might be Two Fisted Ale. Other than the gentle aftertaste this beer packs a straight punch of flavor. However, that name wouldnít attract as many customers. I have to give the aroma much lower than everyone else. I tried nearly two six packs before writing this (not all at once!) I just donít get the aroma everyone talks about. This is a first rate IPA and Iíll keep testing it until I do. One last point, Kalamazoo should consider labeling this as an IPA. I only bought it because of the name and the wonderful label.
mc5 (11) - USA - MAR 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not a hop head so this was much better than I had expected. Hoppy but not over the top, beautiful color, aroma but the flavor! Citrus, malt, crisp... a wonderful beer.
smartbrewing (11) - Amelia, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Overall, one of the best IPAs that Iíve ever tasted...super citrusy hoppy aroma leads into an hoppy taste and hoppy finish. Summation: If you like a hoppy beer with a good balanced flavor, then this beer IS for YOU!!! Clean beer through and through. My favorite Bellís beer...try a bottle, you wonít regret it.
Michmike (11) - USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium head quickly disappears..almost no lace. Not a lot of mystery to this one...loaded with hops. This beer presents a floral taste accompanied by bitterness thoughout. Strong lemon flavor. Beers that offer the combination of bitterness and high alcohol levels score well here - this one will rank high.
killtuba (11) - Burke, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my top five - and I love IPAs. This beer manages a unique flavor while staying true to the style. Great color, deep amber with a hint of orange, slight citrus taste and great hops flavor through the finish.
MFootball (11) - USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very much reminds me of Bellís Hopslam with a little less kick to it.
Floral hoppy aroma, with a nice smooth finish. This is very well balanced and a very enjoyable beer. I will be buying it again.
Nail (11) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the perfect IPA; the bitterness is perfectly balanced with a creamy malt, and the 7% ABV is just right for an IPA.
kabutomushi (11) - JAPAN - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is hoppy with grapefruit, lemon slightly metallic. Taste of citrusy hops. Nice bitter long finish.
Ruckbeat (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rapidly becoming my favorite beer. Very flavorful, in perfect balance, and light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect for throwing beanbags on a warm summer afternoon. 7% alcohol will warm you up on a cold winter day of icefishing as well!