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RATINGS: 3338   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1084) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Nice cloudy orange pour with a lasting white head. Very flowery aroma with a bit of bready malt. Citrus hops are more evident in the taste and there is a nice bitterness that lasts through the entire tasting experience. This is very light on the palette but has a great depth of flavor. The malt does back up the hopping quite well and there is a lot to love in this as a complex and flavorful session type beer. Exceptional. I really enjoyed the long finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Pours to a nice hazy-burnt orange color. Aroma is a mixture of flowers, citrus, and light pine. Nice citrusy hop flavor with fine malt taste for balance makes this a very good IPA. Finish and aftertaste superb. One of my new favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2006
Big offwhite coarse-ish head over hazy orange body with ongoing carbonation. Deep, sweet, cookie-like malty aroma with hop notes so harmoniously blended I canít tell what the hops are like. Taste is deep, spicy malts with a deep, bitter resiny hop background. Peas, and grass as well. Bitter, resiny aftertaste. Very good, but slightly lacking in complexity. If they added just a little to this it would be an extraordinary beer. As a session beer this would be fantastic. (0.355l bottle, thanks to gr0ve.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kseecs16 (1209) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured a clear deep gold/orage with a thick off-white head. A fruity citrus character dominates a hoppy nose. A mouth filling rush of hops at first quickly overtaken by a fruity citric body with hints of grapefruit, orange, and lemon that add a touch of sweetness make this very full and smooth beer excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
I think Iím a victim of circumstance. Or at least location. First of all, big thanks to moejuck, that stud of a trader. Now my dilemma. Being located in Northern California, Iíd say Iíve got access to some outstanding APAís and IPAís. While this really is a good beer, I just donít think itís an IPA. I know, I know. You say Iím used to all that extreme West Coast IPA. Well, yes and no. This just doesnít have that IPA bite to it. But I digress. Aroma is malty, yes and hoppy. Theres a little caramel in the nose, but also itís a bit tinny. Appearance is solid gold in color. Looks great! Mouthfeel is very full, round and yet soft. The flavor is a nice malty/hop balance with an astrignent finish. A good beer no doubt. An IPA? Hmmm...I think not.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Great IPA! Pours hazy gold, with nice frothy head and lacing. Bright citrus hopes with a good nose, some pine and spice and a great lingering finish that reminds you that you just had a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Hops are right there from the beginning. Tried in Northern Lower Michigan. Quickly became favorite of the week. Clear color and nice head. Finishes bitter. Limited availability, not sold everywhere that Bellís other products are available, well worth looking for.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
funkralicious (2) - USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
Full bodied aroma and texture. Crisp hop bite with flowing flowered body and subtle fruitly finish. My favorite IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demitriustown (1109) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2006
A cloudy orange/amber pour with foamy white head. Aroma is hop driven, small amount of malts. sticky bread, and some spice. Taste-Hoppiness is definite, light fruity notes, malt backing, light spice. palate is very lightly carbonated, bitter, and long. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Definitely among the best of the style!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Very hazy gold color with an off-white head that laces well. Very typical IPA but well made and well balanced. Aroma is nice and hoppy with hints of pine and citrus. Crisp bitter hop flavor with some sweet malts balancing it out. A great (but not terribly unique or complex) IPA.


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