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RATINGS: 3160   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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 (2776) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (10) - - JUL 10, 2014
A crisp clean well balanced IPA. I would call it a light IPA or north east style IPA (not overly hopped or in your face). Hard to come by in Colorado....so it's a real treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours a darker golden with plenty of foamy white head. Citrus, floral notes, some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very smooth on the palate. Finishes with a nice hop bite. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Nice floral, citrus hoppy aroma. Taste, solid malty base with honey followed by nice hoppy kick with grapefruit, tangerines, grapefruit, orange peel, grapefruit zest. Long hoppy finish. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1047) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks for this jewel. Pours hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is full of citrus, orange, grapefruit, lemon, caramel, pine. Taste is excellent, medium bitter, medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, hints of caramel, raisins. Nice bittersweet fruity finish, very nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mikebov (1) - Grandville, USA - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
12 ounce bottle poured a mug. Fabulous hoppy ipa. The centennial hops hit you from start and dont let up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1854) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
Can @ a lousy hotel room in Orlando FL. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lots if orange peel, hops, citrus, peach, lemon curd. Really nice and refreshing. If I could get this in Denmark for $12 for six I wouldn’t drink anything else.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cafgen (108) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
A nice orangey color with a foamy one finger white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, hops and slight breadines. Taste is citrus, pine and a nice bitterness. A great one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shot (103) - Westerville, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Tucci’s in Dublin, OH. Golden copper color with a frothy white head. Excellent cling. Aromas of pine, citrus and biscuit. Flavors are very nicely balanced with a long, lingering hop bite. Bitter citrus, cut grass and pine with bready tones and maybe some nuttiness. Crisp and clean mouthfeel. This is not your typical hop-bomb IPA. It’s a little more subdued, but still deliciously flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Poured from tallboy to glass. Hazy orange with thick creamy white head. Aroma is straw, citrus oil, pine, orange, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is great with medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with nice bitter following and a clean finish. Overall this is a nice IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bluegoosed (24) - - JUL 4, 2014
So far, my favorite IPA. Nice touch of hops, pine, citrus/grapefruit, some bitterness, and nice clean finish. Great by the bottle but tremendous from the tap.


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