swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good but not quite up to the other great beers that Bells produces. A little too light in the taste for an ale for my tastes.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, this is a light, clear yellow color. Slight aroma, with a slight tangy taste too it. Lighter then most pales I enjoy. Bellís as whole in their lighter ales/lagers really havenít appealed to me so far.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good sharp hops flavor at the end, but nothing too exciting otherwise in terms of flavor. It does have a nice cloudy yellow color and a thick foam out of the tap, which at least makes it look attractive.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
its not as hoppy as some pales but still pretty good
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíd like to try the Third Coast Old Ale. This is not quite as good as the other stuff Iíve had from these guys.
olympian (107) - USA - APR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Larry Bell plays fast and loose with the terminology sometimes, and this is such a time. Strictly speaking, this isnít a beer, itís an India Pale Ale (or more properly,
an American Pale Ale). I agree with the other reviewers that the hops climb all over the malt in this, but I love that in an PA copy!!
There is a distinct íorange peelí flavor in this that I love, too.
Near the bottom of my Top Ten list (it will probably be displaced someday), but still a favorite of mine.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Even though you can tell it is a Bells product, this ale has a very unique flavor that is a very nice change of pace and will keep you coming back.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A better than average APA, a bit bitter. I feel kind of burned on this one as I first bought it at Binnyís in Chicago thinking that it was a beer I would be unable to buy in Ohio. Lo and Behold I saw it today in the local beer shop, including a 6-er chilled in a cooler. Good stuff from Bellís... Great label on the bottle, I can almost see my house from here!
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
not much there. yes, hops, but not much there...thin; tasted like something the brewer would make for a baseball park... it just didnít do much for me at all