DrnkMcDermott (2621) - 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, í03: 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, í05. A slightly different experience from a chilled bottle, and no less fascinating. Unfiltered like the other bottled Bellís, with quite a lot of bits floating around, that donít 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.
podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bella Bacino. Pours deep golden amber with a thick off white head. Aromas and taste of hops, citrus, malts and pine resin. Great balance between all the flavor profiles.Taste is not overly bitter and is incredibly drinakble. Really refreshing. Great IPA.
bowlnman1990 (44) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus and hops. Appearance: deep gold, thin but lasting head with good lacing. Taste: citrus tang up front, hoppy finish. Palate: good full mouthfeel but not chewy. Medium length wet finish. Overall: living in Michigan I donít know why it took me so long to try this. Absolutely amazing.
njager246 (65) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus herb and hop aroma....hazy amber appearance... great IPA... enough said!!!!!!!
dmbsnuts (308) - Carpentersville, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a default message... As I do not wish, nor have time to comment on each beer I try at this time.
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VRH (13) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly reddish rich golden colour with a nice off-white head. Forward aromas of cherry & grapefruit accompanied by lots of spice, resin, slight dank & subtle malt as it warms. Taste is crisp, somewhat grassy, nicely bitter, with smooth but tart finish that keeps on expanding on the spice and malt. Light to medium bodied, this beer is very refreshing. Delicious!
Bestbrew1 (45) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the gift that keeps giving and they make plenty of it. A great beer to have in your fridge in the summer. Itís a nice light and easy beer to drink. If you are trying to ease a friend into craft beer this is a good one to have them try.
wje89 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really one of my favorite IPAís from the Midwest. To many of these will leave you with a sour stomach though from it being unfiltered and thick.
csaso (934) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap - big thick head, dark gold color, excellent citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor, mild sweetness, mild malt balance, smooth finish - very good overall
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Tortman18 (79) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden with decent head that dissipates quickly. a ton of lacing. Aroma is very hoppy. Citrusy and pine. A slight sweetness, but not much. Mouth is a hop heads dream. Citrus and pine hops. A delicious resiny, sticky finish. That is basically it. The quintessential IPA. The first IPA I ever tried. Iíll always come back to two hearted.
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour hazy yellow with orange hues. Nose dank hop, floral, and resin. Initial taste citrus and opine hop, some orange. Mid palate fruit sweetness. Long bitter finish.