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RATINGS: 3073   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Hops, hops, hops. Hops, hops, hops. Hops, hops, hops. Hops, hops, hops. As you can tell by my little jingle, this beer is just packed with hops bite. This is Bell’s to the extreme as far as hops are concerned. The aroma was wonderful, sweet, and hoppy. The flavor is of course hoppy too, rich and dark. The appearance is your normal cloudy yellow/orange. Now for the downside, the aftertaste is too hoppy. I could stand it and enjoyed it with the flavor, but the aftertaste left something to be desired for me. I’m glad Bell’s makes this beer though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Sweet, inviting floral nose, springlike. Nice hop presence in the sweet almost suryp-like body. Has a ginger(?) spicy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Great head, cloudy yellow color....aroma was typical of an IPA but I was somewhat disappointed by the flavor....seemed a bit too malty for an IPA, IMHO....had an annoying acidic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2400) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Hazey orange/gold with a big off white fluffy head.Great laceing.Large citrusy,spicey hop nose. Med/fuul body.Over carbonated.Piney,citrusy flavors all over.Also get some vegetal notes.Dry,overly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 Strong cedary, piney, grapefruity, citrusy nose, no doubt due to the hops. Smooth sweetish maltyness. Sharp bitterness at the end, with some saltyness and some alcohol noticed, lingering bitterness. Grapefruity and a bit woody?. I don't know, to me this wasn't very exciting, a bit one dimensional, even though it had quite a lot of flavour, i found it pretty easy to pick apart. Still, quite alright. (Re- rate, better than i remembered it, so i marked it up a bit- thanks to mwsf)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ellbert (7) - USA - NOV 1, 2003 does not count
The apperance was wonderful. It is a nice burnt or orange straw color. It was clear till I swirled in the dregs from the bottle. The head is very nice. It is a nice creamy head that was huge and stucke to my glass like nothing else. The smell was hops all the way, nothing but hops. Very floral. The taste was very disappointing. It had hops but it was very thin and almost watery. There is very little malt in this beer and it makes it lose it's body. Could be a lot better. Not a bad beer but not what I expected it to be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
First, thanks to redlem for sending me this! Nice amber body with a small white head. Nice hoppy nose. Floral notes abound slight vanilla hint shows up as well. Very hoppy tongue. Some malt and light maple notes. Definite citrus notes - lemon or grapefruit. Bitter mouthfeel but a smooth finish; surprisingly little sharpness towards the end. Pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (700) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2003
First impression is pinelike crisp hops flavors. Malt is somewhere below the surface. Lots of good hops, but the balance seems a little off somewhere. Still not a bad beer for a northwoods fishing trip.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2004 Light amber with a large off white head. Very sweet aroma with floral and fruit notes - mostly grapefruit, lemon and pine. Medium body with a slight tingle of carbonation. Flavor begins with a grapefruit and pine hop bite, and fades into a hop bitterness, caramel, and bready finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2004
The Aroma is spicy with notes of pepper, flowers and citrus. It pours with a pale golden yellow color. Kind of a spicy lemon/lime taste with some slight hop presence. Also a subtle alcohol bite. Pretty well balanced. Could be a little more hoppy. Maybe I'm going by other pale ales I've tried. An enjoyable beer.


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