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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Sean's Uncle Jim dotes on this stuff. His hopheadedness accompanies his love of very hot sauces and I think that might be the way to enjoy this brew, strength to strength. By itself it bitters my tongue to parchment. A kinder gentler torture due to the mouthfeel ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4284) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Dark orange color. Very sweet aroma, smells like candy. Flavor starts like a full bodied ipa with hop bitternes then, nothing. The flavor is one dimensional and not especially good at that. Light. Best thing about this is the unusually sweet aroma. A dumbed-down ipa. meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Good thick head...smells like a bitter. Taste reminds me of cheap gin and sweet and sour sauce. I expected more. Extremely bitter and unsatisfying aftertaste. Crisp and dry ale with a lame finish. Boo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours a nice, golden brown color. Small white had with little to no lacing. Fruity aroma. Oranges, grapefruit. Some yeast as well maybe even a slight piney smell in there as well. Bitter bite right away. Nice and thick. Gra[pefruit was the first thought about the taste of this beer. More citrus in there some pine flavors as well. Finishes with a littel bitter of a aftertaste. Good, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33r (636) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bright orange in color with big, thick, long-lasting head. I didnít get the strong aroma most mention- thought it was rather faint. Flavor was very citric and hoppy. Too much grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2007
12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, hazy yellow with a thin head. Aroma was of citrus and orange peel. The flavor was complex with notes of orange peel, citrus, lime and floral hops. Bitter on the finish. Well carbonated. IPAís really arenít my thing, but this is well done. It kind of grows on you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2007
light hop smell with a nice smooth hop,citrusy flavor. i wouldnít call it 99th percentile but itís a pretty decent IPA. thanks to beerguy101

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Lately Iíve gotten away from these more everyday-type craft beers, but after a day of yardwork, this tasted great. Pours the color of a well-polished dooknob with some grapefruity hoppiness. Pillowy head. The flavor is clean, mildly bitter hops over a faint but unmistakable backtatse of Bazooka bubble gum and some lingering grapefruit. Sweet finish, but still clean. A very good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mdbeerfan (13) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Light amber pour with a thin ring of white head. Smell: Quite fragrant: hops, floral notes, a little sweetness. Taste: Hops, citrus, grapefruit, orange, malt. Bells two hearted ale has a slightly bubbly mouthfeel with a crisp clean finish that lingers slightly....Plenty of hops throughout! A pretty good IPA, but not among my favorites. I was slightly disappointed with this beer. For all of the press and accolades Bells has been getting recently I really was expecting more from this beer. (It was rated #11 in the best american breweries of the decade 2000-2009) So far with Bells beers Iím 0-2, though I have yet to try the stout. From what Iíve seen so far, Iíd have to say that Bells is as almost as overrated as Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - NOV 6, 2011
Totally shocked by the 100 rating, definitely not that great of a beer... Considering I live on the West Coast, Iíve had much better IPAs out here a la Russian River, Lagunitas. Bear Republic.... Very malty for an IPA, definitely of the east coast variety, thought this was considered a pale ale initially.... Mine was probably a little old and I probably should have had it sooner and not let the freshness of the hops go, but it was decent at best....

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