dreww (7) - Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hands down, a must try IPA if you havenít or if youíre just getting started in craft. This is the beer that launched me into craft beers and has been my go to IPA for 10 years.
Tak_en_Lou (7) - - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve never had a Bellís I didnít like, except the Oarsman, which was still okay, so lets see:
-Pours light amber dark yellow traditional pils color with a two finger white head that does not seem to be going anywhere. Lacing sticks around throughout. Aroma is citrus hops and flower bouquet with a faint fishy something going on.
Medium in the mouth with a heavy strange floral hop, unique kind of IPA approach. Atypical in the fact that itís hitting you with some hop that is not common, and reminds me of tangy fruit like grapefruit but not, a flowery feel like the tang of a dandelion stem, but not. Hard to peg. Flowers and fruit. Little oily in the finish, resolving to hops on the tip and alcohol in the back. I like it. I like Bellís. Bravo, good sirs.
fishmich (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of my favorite beers. clean, crisp, refreshing,citrus, nice bitter bite. if i had to choose one beer to drink, this would be it.
jhanauer (6) - USA - JUL 6, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I usually donít get into IPAs like others I know, but this one is an exception. You donít have to get ready for this brew - know what I mean? It pours easy and drinks easy. Not too watery and a fine aftertaste. The beer is crisp and the citrus aspects are tough to ignore. A fine brew.
kenoshakid (6) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap and bottle. Looks like a murky lake with the sunn shining on it. Tastes like a mixture between a flower and fruit garden. Though itís been said already, itís a very well balanced beer that goes down smooth with a strong grapefruit aftertaste.
joeyhotrod (6) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply put one of the best beers of any type Iíve ever had.
Had a nice creamy head sitting on top of a brilliant cloudy beer. The taste and smell both yelled out hops!
One of those beers a hophead would be more than happy to get ahold of, yet also has enough balance to even things out abit for something who is not a huge fan of hops. Bellís continues to impress
btuthill (6) - USA - FEB 12, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours smooth with a light 1/2 inch head. Lovely floral and grapefruit aroma. Full hoppy flavor with very little taste of alcohol. Simply one of the finest IPAs Iíve found.
Balagast (6) - USA - MAY 25, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out with a golden orange color and small frothy white head. Amazing sent of hops and slight citrus notes as well. Taste is amazing. Huge amounts of hoppy flavoring, yet very drinkable. Finishes clean with a nice lasting hoppy aftertastes.
hsk1972 (6) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had from tap and bottle. This review is after pouring from a bottle into a pint glass. I really enjoy this beer! Tough to decide whether I enjoy this or Dark Horseís Crooked Tree more. Itís neck and neck. Aroma is wonderful, very fruity and hoppy. Appearance is dark yellow/copper, and not quite as cloudy as you might expect; my fingers are clearly visible on the other side of the glass. Only other complaint is that itís a little bit more carbonated than Iíd like. But Iím picking nits. It is full of flavor and quite refreshing. I find myself coming back to this beer again and again!
Kace (6) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Full of flavor, nice bite. A great combination of bitter, sweet and hoppy. Definite must try.