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RATINGS: 3632   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
purduebacchus (39) - USA - MAY 22, 2007
Pours golden wit a big lacy head, stong hoppy aroma. The right amount of carbonation. Complex taste, full of fruit and pine flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
12 oz bottle Aroma: pleasing mild floral Appearance: tall, creamy head that lasts and leaves a film on surface and glass; amber orange color, slightly cloudy Taste: refreshing, pleasant bitterness that’s just right and long lasting; finishes with a suggestion of sweetness. Invites sipping and savoring like an impressive wine.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Intense floral aroma with notes of citrus. Flavor is initally sweet but ends with a clean, hop finish. Great balance in this beer. Another winner from Bells.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banbeernot (39) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Cloudy golden pour with thin foamy head. Nice soft lacing on the glass. Extremely floral, citrus and orange aroma with good amount of malt on the back end. Medium body, smooth transition to long lasting finish. Good balance of hop and malt. Very well crafted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
Clear golden pour with light honey hue. Fluffy off-white foam with plenty of lacing. Nice looking beer. All the beautiful smells of a well-made IPA come rushing out. Grapefruit, lemon, floral notes, pine, and pepper all with a strong toasted malt backbone. Damn, does it taste good. Sweet biscuity malts with a kiss of honey, plenty of citrus, and a peppery hop that sticks on the tongue without being overpowering, or too oily. Doesn’t assault your tongue with overwhelming bitterness, but builds up slowly and lingers. After working in a beer store for four years this is one IPA I always recommend customers try first. I am taking a job in the UP and feel as if this beer is a good omen for my move.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricksterdu (39) - - NOV 20, 2013
This beer is a quintessential ipa. Off the nose Moderate hopps Biscuit, malt and bread Perfect carbonation on the backend: Sweet, but well balanced No shitty aftertaste Good going down The 7%abv is well masked I had 4 beers and "feelin' it" I definitely recommend this beer. This beer is the definition of a well balanced ipa. I definitely enjoyed this beer. The drinkability exceeded my expectations. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Ok. Would not go out of my way for this. So many other decent brews. This is not in their wheelhouse. Not Hopslam and not a Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentAnthony (39) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours pure gold. Surprising light but fresh citrus/pine aroma. Tastes clean and citrusy, hints of pine, hints of caramel. Very well balanced and not overpowering. Clean and fresh and very nice and good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Great tasting beer,One Of Bells best.Creamy head and a nice amber looking beer.Piney fruit taste with a nice bite .A great IPA .

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours a light copper to gold color with a creamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light caramel mixed with the scent of mouth watering sweet floral hop goodness. Taste is at first citrusy with grassy-ness with strong bitterness that lingers on the tongue with a very slight alcohol warmth. Nice medium to full bodied mouthfeel. My memory of this beer was more balanced but in reviewing it today the hop bitterness was very prominent. A solid IPA from Bell’s that I am sure I will drink many more of.


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