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RATINGS: 3338   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Nice hoppy smell. After the first sniff I knew I was in a great tasting IPA. It had a nice orange color. The taste was hoppy up front, then balanced out by a sweet malt taste. This went very nice with spicy and sweet black beans

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JudgeDread (16) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Fell in love with this beer as soon I pried the top off. The hop arroma crawled up my nose and set up camp. Beautiful sparkling gold color witha nice snow white head. Crisp bite and a flavor that last leaving your tounge yearning for more!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottled sample, from my notes - Aroma is delicious citrusy, floral and sweet. Color is deep golden with a very slight haze(pour carefully). Streams of fine bubbles with a small head and clinging lacing. Incredible flavor and balance of sweet malt and citrus-floral hops, spice, vanilla. Dry, hoppy looooong lingering finish with just enough malt. Stunning!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
inultus (16) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Great IPA. If you can get it on tap, do so. Great nose, head and mouth feel on this ale. Likely Cascade hops are the overwhelming aroma on this one. Nice appearance as well as high alcohol makes this one a total winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
I’ve been drinking this beer for years, and it is one of my favorites. Hops and citrus (grapefruit) are what you remember about the taste. I’ve poured so many of these, I just smile thinking about pouring another. Good with all kinds of foods, but lamb chops coated in peanut oil with kosher salt, crushed rosemary and green peppercorns is a must.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Great IPA, pours a nice golden amber, perfect amount of head, strong hops flavor. Smells of Orange and Pine, great in the bottle or on draft

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hengest (15) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Bellís batch # 9233. I first tried this last year when actually in the U.P., and thought perhaps that my strongly positive first impression was tinged by relief at finding this solitary variety of Bellís beer in the cooler floating in a sea of macros. While stocking up last week for my next trip north I purchased the above batch number and had to try some for quality control purposes. ... It is better even than I remembered. The color is nice, the aroma promising. Poured into a Bellís pint glass there is about 2 1/2 inches of foam that subsides in about 2 minutes. An initial explosion of floral hops, but not at all out of balance the way some "extreme" hopped beers can taste. It finishes well, with some almost psychotropic tingling aftereffects on the tongue, and I had to immediately reproduce the experiment, just to make sure...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Great beer. I have had both bottle and tap and it holds up well in the bottle. Hugely hoppy but it stays in balance. Clean and almost lemony. Great brewer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerdetox (15) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Feel blessed to have easy access to this beer. Great IPA. Not much else to say, everyone else has classified the flavors well. Just drink and enjoy with a good cigar.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KrispyKirk (15) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
6-pack 12 oz bottles...a very generous gift from some friends who recently road-tripped to Michigan (thanks C&M!) Easily one of the best four or five bottled IPAs Iíve ever tasted. A hop-headís dream, hits all the right floral/piney/citrus notes but doesnít pummel you over the head with them. Balanced excellence.


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