Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap/bottle?I think it was on tap? From Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia 17-11-08 Pours light amber with a really stunning fresh hoppy nose and a great terrapin like snappy bite to it, but there are enough malts to carry this through to make it enormously tasty. There is a nice drying appleyness on the roof of the mouth, its good stuff. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV15
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 Dark golden color with a rich lacey white head. Huge hoppy bouquet with floral attributes. Very well balanced malty body and tart bitterness. The finish is dry and crisp, and the higher abv is undectable. I have yet to have a bad Bells beer.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: 355ml bottle at Steve’s Xmas booze up.
Utterly gorgeous amber gold colour with a stunning white head. Really close to a 5. Outfunkingstanding aroma. I really could sniff at this all day. So so nosable. Incredible hoppage. Grassy, floral, piney, spruce and everything else. A masterclass of an American hop aroma. Words can not do it justice. More show stopping hops in the flavour. Resinous and maybe a little caramel. Light sweetness. Outstanding bitter finish with amazing length. Bloody marvelous beer!
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, On Tap, Whole Foods, Columbus Circle, 19/02/14. Hazed orange with a creamy white top. Muted frozen peach and flowers aroma. Booze and honey-sodden chill; peach, flowers, orange squash, anise and almond with the alcohol showing. Better as it warms with lavender and mint hints. A bit heady and lacking aromatics. OK, but inexplicably highly rated on this evidence.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber-orange pour with a creamy-white head that receded rather quickly. Formed a light spotty layer on top, and nice intricate lacing as it went down. Dense floral, piney, and citrusy aromas hit the nose, and were very pleasant. At first taste, hops dance across the palate.. this had a light and lively mouthfeel. Solid malt backbone held up the citrus and grassy flavors well. Refreshing citrus finish. This is a great IPA!
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I haven’t had this in a while, it was the first IPA I really loved. It is nice and citrusy with a medium to low bitterness.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Grapefruit/summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit, pine, caramel flavor. Nice hoppiness, but could tone down the malt just a bit. Medium bodied. Lingering grapefruit and caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle at Nat. Homebrew Conference 06/23/06. Golden color with white head. The aroma was strong and all hops. I could smell floral and an orange citrus note. The flavor was all hops too. It tastes just as it smells. Nice round hop flavor cut with some citrus hop bitterness. Really nice beer.
sebletitje (6602) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at OTH.
Pours hazy blonde, thick white head.
Aroma is hoppy, fruity and floral.
Taste, hoppy with nice grapefruit / citrus notes.
Light bitter finish, but overall remains a lot sweeter than the West coast ipa’s.
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 12 fl oz bottle. 12147 PKGD. 6/26/13 A. (Macadoodles) Branson, MO.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Exotic fruits, floral and sweet hops, moderate bitterness and sweetish malt in the stunningly delicious aroma. The flavour is smooth, extremely smooth. Exotic fruity and sweet with balancing maltiness. Perfectly balanced. Smooth and soft carbonation. This is the American IPA at it’s best. Incredible. I wanna travel to Kalamazoo...
Draught at the Bell’s Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo, MI.
Hazy amber colour with a small white head.
Extremely fruity aroma with exotic fruits and mild bitterness. Very balanced. Fruity and piney hops, moderate bitterness and maltiness in an absolutely tasty flavour. This was the reason I travelled to Kalamazoo...