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RATINGS: 3407   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhead1980 (9) - kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2002 does not count
it kind of tastes like a mix between fruity pebbles with a little bit of cocoa pebbles mixed, the key is the hops. Quality, quality brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacman (9) - muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004 does not count
Sweet, floral, citusy hop aroma... Golden yellow color with a slight haze.. Good toasty maltiness at first quickly overtaken by the citrusy/hoppy flavor and bitterness. There is a lingering toastiness and bitterness. Medium low body with high carb. Overall this is one of my favorite IPAs to drink. I canít get enough of this beer. It is also one of the beers I continue to try and clone in my homebrewing...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JesSayan (9) - USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
It pours out clean and clear (if poured carefully) with an agressive and sticky bone head. Color is reminiscent of a sunset or the flesh of a peach. The lacing sticks all the way down. Oh, the nose on this beer. Itís home-made shortcake, glazed with citrusey pulp, vanilla and orchid petals. Hoppy to the extreme but showing a wonderfully sweet malt base. Itís full, but not fat or bloated in the mouth. Perfectly carbonated, keeping it light, but not thin... just right. When it hits your tounge, itís citrus bitter, rolling directly into sweet shortbread and vanilla malts. Plenty of fruit character shows, with some apricot and other fleshy stone fruits. The hop flavor doesnít back off though, itís there, and very strong, a lucious mix of citrus fruits, grapefruit, satsumas (mmmm) and the lovely spring like flavor of flower petals. All of this is rolled up into an ellegant dance of malt and hops... perfection. Seriously.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewTownBill (9) - USA - APR 15, 2007 does not count
The smell alone is reason enough to buy this IPA. The floral aromas are amazing and the taste backs it up. Very hoppy, but I feel still balanced. Probably my favorite IPA out there right now. With the head stuck around longer, thatís the only points Iím taking away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopslayer (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2007 does not count
As far as an IPA is concerned I was not impressed overall. I went into this beer with alot of hype and it drastically failed to live up. At best this is a decent session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RicksSportsBar (9) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007 does not count
If you love IPAís then dig in!!!! Enough hops to tame the beast inside you. Lovely slightly cloudly amberish color. Hops lingers even 30 mins after consumed. Iím not even a huge IPA fan, and I could appretiate this robust brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellsa (9) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2008 does not count
One of the best Bellís creations. Superbly well balanced. Add some Guiness to it for a Black-Heart. If you are hesitating to pick this up at the store: smack yourself. One smell and youíll be sold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TboneMalone (9) - Plano, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009 does not count
Pours golden orange with a nice white head piney and citrusy like hops that finishes with a piney dry taste very good ipa

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eje (9) - , New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009 does not count
Have had it bottled and draft, easily one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Bitter with a slightly sweet ending. Delicious. A 7.0% abv and so delicious = perfection.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmc509 (9) - Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2010 does not count
Love the floral aroma. Even though the hops are stronger than Bells Amber Ale, the floral aroma seems to me stronger in the Amber Ale.

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