DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Dec 15, ’03: Served from a beer engine at the Map Room, and at English Ale temperature. Good thin yet persistent head. The hand pull yielded a beer with no bubbles, yet a firm mouthfeel. The IPA hops were actually subdued, nicely balanced between floral and bitter. Somehow I picked up a note of cherries, too. Color is lighter than the usual American IPA, closer to a Vienna or even a Pilsner. I had hoped to get a better impression of Bells than I did at their Eccentric Cafe taproom, and I was right.
Bottled, May 22, ’05. A slightly different experience from a chilled bottle, and no less fascinating. Unfiltered like the other bottled Bell’s, with quite a lot of bits floating around, that don’t detract in the least from the enjoyment. I may have waited a bit too long to open this bottle I got in November, as the floral hops I noted on draft are a little rougher, more piney and northwestern. But just another facet of a fascinating and complex beer.
samsmith33 (509) - - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pilsner glass. Appearance: golden color, medium white head. Aroma: pine, hops, slight apple or pear and peach. Taste: pine, ash, sweet lime, Feel: less bubbly than sculpin which I just had before this. Very Nice ipa.
EatMore73 (17) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy gold colour with a small frothy white head. Aroma is fresh, floral and fruity: peach, mango, apricot, grapefruit, toffee. Taste is dough, caramel, citrus, bubblegum with subtle bitterness. Medium body, dry, crisp and clean.
Thirstyboris (4) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy taste with caramel malty base. Soft orange appearance. Fruity aroma. Overall an enjoyable ale.
Eructoblaster (3255) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at RFD (Washington, DC). Hazy amber body with a thin white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with mango, orange, and herbal hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries woody, citrusy, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Very good!
Mjp12 (628) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can , brought back from a trip to US, very well balanced ipa, not the hoppiest on aroma , or flavour, with a strong malt influence, but very tasty.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (64) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color brew poured into an ipa glass and an off white head pillowed up and then retreated to a lasting film across the top. Lacing was steady and constant all the way to the end. Aroma of hops, pine, and a beautiful floral citrus. Taste is simple with a mix of citrus, strong pine, and hop bitterness. Easy drinking and nice bite on the palate. Bell’s has concocted a real nice IPA here, well done!
George999 (210) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap the pour is reddish blond and clear, aroma is light hops but not distinct, taste is light fruity and finish is pleasantly sweet but not sugary amd is clean
Wittales (695) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was hazy orangish gold with creamy diminishing white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are orange wedges, lemon, grapefruit, orange marmalade with hints of pale, crystal sweetness, no alcohol. Taste are orange, lemon, grapefruit blast upfront that gives way to honey sweetness midway. Then a slightly woody piney tangy finish. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then a lasting balanced fruity finish. Overall a stellar IPA, not overly bitter with just enough flavor hops to keep you coming back for more.
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at yard house. Hazy copper, big frothy cap. Aroma of biscuit, citrus, caramel. And a pre-sucked lollipop. You know, when you get near a kid that has just gone to town on a lollipop, and the faint smell of the candy as they speak? That. The taste is, you guessed it, sweet. But as sweet this is, there's still a chunky bitterness that is divine. The mouthfeel is creamy and sticky, and a late coming long dry finish.
6549 (12) - - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Very good aroma upon pour. A really good beer with great balance of taste and aroma