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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acecia (14) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Sweet citrus aroma, faint but appealing. Golden honey-like appearance, slightly cloudly. Clean hoppy grapefruit flavor. Light body with strong hop aftertaste. Delicious and drinkable if you enjoy a mild-flavored IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hubermi12 (14) - - FEB 7, 2014
This beer was rated best IPA for a reason. As an IPA lover, this is one of my favorites. A Michigan classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipalotdotcom (14) - USA - JUL 15, 2014
Slightly orange, slightly lemon, slightly Norwegian Spruce. Sweet and bitter with a zesty character. Light amber with a slight haze (thanks non-filtration). Ample head which stays for ages slightly masking the nose. Sweet and sharp with a bitter finish, not unlike a pink grapefruit - pith included. This beer balances very nicely on the palate with medium weight, and smooth, slightly creamy texture. Persistent bubbles make for a lively mouthful. The finish is swamped in citrus and sweet malt, with a bitterness which lingers, reminding me again of the grapefruit pith. Overall this is an awesome beer. 16 oz cans make this an even better experience. Don;t be put off by the fishy packaging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeteOvertone (13) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
I absolutely loved this beer. A unique flavor that Iíve never tasted before. Not like any other IPA. Oranges and Flowers. A new favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MuleTrain920 (13) - USA - DEC 6, 2006
One of my favorite beers from bells. Nice strong hop flavor. Start to finish a very fine hearty ale. If you see this try it you will like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
soicanbreathe (13) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
This beer has an amazing finish, very balanced but has a good hop content, definately one of the best IPAís Ive had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mitch1261 (13) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2009
It pours a hazy golden color. The aroma of the hops is evident from the beginning. It has a nice sweet hoppy taste. It is a very flavorable beer, but a little lighter than the standard IPA. Great beer to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gobeers (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2009
One of the smoothest IPAs that Iíve ever had. Although I thought this was a APA. No kick from the hops. I guess Iíve almost come to expect a bit of a bite from the hops. This beer has been around a while so have IPAs been getting more hoppy? Would be interesting to know how they got such a smooth hop taste. This beer is mostly about the hops, although the malt support is there to make this a very balanced beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mdbeerfan (13) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Light amber pour with a thin ring of white head. Smell: Quite fragrant: hops, floral notes, a little sweetness. Taste: Hops, citrus, grapefruit, orange, malt. Bells two hearted ale has a slightly bubbly mouthfeel with a crisp clean finish that lingers slightly....Plenty of hops throughout! A pretty good IPA, but not among my favorites. I was slightly disappointed with this beer. For all of the press and accolades Bells has been getting recently I really was expecting more from this beer. (It was rated #11 in the best american breweries of the decade 2000-2009) So far with Bells beers Iím 0-2, though I have yet to try the stout. From what Iíve seen so far, Iíd have to say that Bells is as almost as overrated as Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressurewave (13) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Floral, citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit), clover grassy hop with a bitter lingering trace of greenery on the tongue. Fruit bitter. Sweet and flowery smell quick after the pour, fading. Have this with Fish Tacos, and remember that fresh water fish and salt water fish can sometimes live side by side.

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