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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stogieman21 (5) - COLDWATER, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2004 does not count
A cloudy /frothy looking beer. Has a perfect balance of fruit and hops. Liked so much I bought a keg of it to enjoy through the winter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bmack94536 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
Great, multi-flavored IPA that leads my list of the regular IPAís. Outside of an Imperial IPA, this is hop heaven in my opinion. But this beer doesnít stop there as there is a lot going on. My first taste made me think of licorice, but after a few sips I started to differentiate the hops from the piney, citrus flavor and the diacetyl that does help this beer. On draught, the aroma is almost too perfumy and pungent (my bar neighbors always seem to notice the aroma when I have a glass of it), but the taste is incredible with a variety of distinct flavors screaming for attention. Out of the bottle, the aroma is more subdued and the taste a bit flatter, but still head and shoulders above the competition. If Kalamazoo Brewing makes a bad beer, I havenít found it, and this may be their best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EBates (5) - Maumee, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2005 does not count
WoW! This little devil packs a punch in the nose! I mean that in a good way, of course. Great floral hoppy character. This is a great food beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alemale (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005 does not count
Strong centennial nose. Yes!!! Very hoppy and floral with some spice. This is my favorite IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigdaddy50 (5) - green bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005 does not count
This was the first IPA I tasted - several years ago. Nothing I have tasted since has topped this. Very attractive pour. A fairly hard hitting bitterness that is softened by a fruitiness that makes it special. Itís pricey but well worth it. To me, this is a special brew for special times. Kalamazoo is one awesome brewer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrueGlance (5) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2008 does not count
This is what an IPA should be- floral nose, hops upon hops that are slightly mediated by a carmel malt, and a full mouth feel.... I am addicted to the spiced hop finish that lingers, and this beer was one of the high points of previously living in Michigan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bronco817 (5) - USA - APR 10, 2008 does not count
Another winner from Bells, Hoppy like an IPA should be, great cascade, cling and longevity of head just like it should be, the smell of the hops is out of this world, the taste unfogetable and lasting, Bells has once again brewed a winner. From start to finish, this brew is top of the line, bitter yet malty with a nice blend of both, this beer didnít get this rating for no reason, the aroma, color, taste from start, middle and finsh are quality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WisconsinSteve (5) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2008 does not count
Pours a thick white head. Cloudy orange color. As it is drank, it leaves a lace along the glass. Smells great. Kinda grapefruit w/ hops ground in. Tastes amazing. Too good. I will buy for holidays and long weekends or I will be constantly intoxicated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
shadrock7 (5) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009 does not count
very hard to go wrong here; LOTS of flavor, great smell; only issue is that Bellís (or their distributors) knows what they have, so you WILL pay to buy this beer; however saying that, i regularly buy the case of this because Iíd rather buy good expensive beer than cheaper stuff that, while Iím drinking it, wish I would have bought Two Hearted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
balzac (5) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
Bottle courtesy of jdskinns. dark golden color with one of the most beautiful floral hop aromas ive ever whiffed. perfectly balanced malt to hops. Finish lasts on your palate just long enough to entice you to take another sip. Alcohol is well hidden which makes this dangerous @ 7%! I dont review a lot of beers but felt it a moral imperative to review this. Worst part is i cant get it in Jersey!

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