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RATINGS: 3600   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cajun (244) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2016
12oz bottle - Pours orange with thick white head. Good smelling brew, aroma of grapefruit and flowers. Big bitter sip... citrus, and hint of roasted malt, but over-powered by the hops. I’m fine with this brew. It’s good; decent... but clearly overrated and now forever apart of folklore.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColinMDB (14) - - JUN 26, 2016
Classic IPA made with one of my favorite hops......centennial. aromas of pineapple............one of the best national ipas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (477) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
355ml bottle. Semi-hazy golden with quickly fading two finger white head. Aroma is heavy grapefruit, citrus and caramel. Taste is the same with pronnounced grapefruit bitterness, fruitier citrus and sweet malty caramel in the background. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and lasting bitter aftertaste with warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (977) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Can. Aroma of grass, pine, over mango, grapefruit, passion fruit on the tongue. Well carbonated, but not fizzy or lively, rather smooth. Thick and full, yet not overpowered. Very good balance despite all the intensity. Clearly a good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad klar med vit skum. Doftar och smakar massor med tropisk frukt. Annanas och grapefrukt. Lagom beska och lättdrucken

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2103) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Excellent. Really my kind of IPA. Plenty of piney hop but balanced with a real sweet malt. Not quite as good as the about IPA but I did just drink a 4 pack so I definitely like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (585) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee grocery store. Poured hazy golden, off white head. Aroma was pine, citrus. Taste was mild bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maits (57) - ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2016
Deep yellow and slightly orange color with nice white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Taste is light fruity and hoppy. Nice balanced IPA, very good to drink!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zubblwump (37) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours hazy orange-amber, with little head. Smell is fresh hopiness, some overripe fruitiness underneath. Taste is bitter hops up front, smooths out some after. Thin body, but it fits here. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1202) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 13, 2016
Hazy peachy body, small white head. Aroma of peach, fruit and little bit of booze. Medium to heavy bitter with a little bit of sweetness. Dead hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. //bottle at Craft Room


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