bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from D&J Liquor in St. Louis, MO. Hazy amber color with a vigorous beige head. Nice aroma of resin and floral hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy, piney with a hint of grapefruit. Finishes smooth and tasty. There’s enough malt to give the illusion of balance. Why can’t we get this in California?
mcberko (13858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of potent grapefruit, piney hops and citrus, balanced by caramel malt. Flavour is heavy on the piney hops, grapefruit and citrus, with just enough caramel malt. Most wonderful IPA.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Can @ home thanks to mista. Clear orange color, full sized white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is light to medium malty, lots of hops, grapefruit, fruit hops, tropical fruit. Taste malts, hops, bitter, lightly grapefruit, tropical fruits, fruit hops. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice indeed!
FatPhil (13579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can - thanks martjoobolut! (6+:3:7+:4:15=2.5++) canned 022916
Maybe my detergents are weird, but this reminds me of doing the washing up, piney and citrus. Sweetness comes from tinned peaches and pineapple. Pale orange, small brief head. Delicious toffee malts, fruity zesty hops. Perfect balance between malts, aromatic citrussy piney hops, and nettley zesty bitter hops. Shame about the negative connotations from the aroma, this is a gorgeous fresh IPA. Covers 7% very well indeed. Well done Bells, this reminds me of my first Hopslam experience years ago - I’m actually excited by an American IPA!
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium rocky head. Crisp aroma of hops and malt. Good complex flavor with strong finish. Another very good Bells brew.
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, floral, light pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of light carmel, orange, light pine and some herbal notes with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow/orange body with eggshell white head. Aroma is solid hoppy grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, but balanced with solid malt backbone. Chewy.
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. creamy palate.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden IPA with a thick creamy white head. Floral C-hops with nutty maderized malt in aroma. In mouth, a fragrant IPA with earthy citrus, a biscuitty malt, light mint notes, lingering hops covering the mouth. A very nice IPA from a trade with Piscator, Nov. 2005.
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a copper color with a medium-sized white head. A light hoppy flavor with a balanced array of floral and bitter accents.