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RATINGS: 3190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2002
The aroma is of hop blossoms, FTD flowers, fir trees and freshly ground black pepper. Hazy, deep golden hue with a large, rocky white head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing with great lacing. The flavor is that of bitter juniper berries and pine/fir with just a suggestion of the heavy malt and high gravity alcohol. Full-bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Long, citrisy, bone-dry finish with a woodsy, gin-laden whisper at the far end. Very nice IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Yeah this is a top notch IPA...Bells does it AGAIN. Beer pours a slightly cloudy golden/orange color with a medium white head. Aromas are hops, pine, and more hops! Flavor is delicious. Hoppy, faint hints on honey, light malt notes, perfect carbonation. Best IPA I have ever had I do believe.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 Bottle @ home, courtesy of bushmat1. Thanks Matt! Glowing, light orange appearance with a white head. Orange/grapefruit citrusy, lightly piney hoppy nose that’s almost like an orange creamsicle. Mildly bitter, moderate orange and grapefruit citrusy hoppy, floral, moderately, sweet pale malty flavor. Sweet, citrus hoppy aftertaste. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Poured a medium, cloudy orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruits, citris and flowers. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, pine and malt. Has a nice sweet and bitter balance. Very good. Thanks to goldtwins for trading me this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
crisp and lemony citrus. Grapefruit Bitter sipping with fruity salt, and bitter aftertaste with high but effective complementary hops. Lots of initial and remaining foam. Light texture. Floral aroma. Alcohol punch

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Cloudy golden-orange beer topped with 1" of white foam. Hop aroma just spills out of this brew, big sweet orange/pine aroma, a little bit cedary and fruity as well. Almost tropical, but still balanced by some resiny character. Beneath the bright, sweet hop aroma is an equally pleasant slightly earthy sweet malt character. With all of that delicious aroma, you’d think the flavour couldn’t match it, but it does. Sweet pale malt with just a kiss of caramel and bready flavours topped with strong sweet piny and grapefruity hops. Hops aren’t really unusual in their profile but the execution is impeccable. Lingering bitterness. Very tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2010 Very solid IPA. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Lots of grapefruit with an initial hoppy bite that quickly fades. Medium palate. Very smooth and balanced. incredible lacing and an overall extremely creamy body and mouthfeel. An excellent IPA where you can never go wrong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, batch 8427. Cloudy orangeish amber color with a medium head and decent lacing. Sweet and citrusy hop aroma. Bitter and piney hops are nicely balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Bottle at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly - 21/05/12. Clear golden orange with a decent white head and plenty of lacing. Sweet malt nose not the hop burst I was expecting although there are piney hop notes at the end. As per nose caramel malt at the fore, piney hops at the rear. Medium bodied and carbonation, smooth dry finish. Original rate 7 - 4 - 8 - 5 - 16 = 4.0. -------&# 03/11/12 at Kasey’s Tavern, Chicago on tap. Clear mid amber with a good off white head. Decent lacing follows. Nose comprises sweet malts, pine, hops, bitter tropical fruits and some mineral tones. Tastes of bitter tropical fruits, pine, hops, minerals. Medium bodied woth fine carbonation leading to a bitter finish, great IPA. Came out as the same score as the original review with taste +1 and palate -1.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours copper amber with white head. Nose is floral hops and tons of citrus. Taste is hops, citrus and caramel malt balance. Nice crisp dryish finish. Good IPA.


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