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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 It’s everything an IPA can be, not overwrought, perfectly balanced, smart, and so soothing. Serene, sweet, and kind. Perfect for any imagineable occasion, and quite honestly the apple of my eye.

Cask pour at Pizzeria Paradiso, 9/15/07. Golden, dry aroma of cantaloupe, pear juice, marginal floral tones. Dusty flavor. Hints of light fruits, lacking the crisp centennial bite in a vague way. Palate takes no benefit from this particular run in the cask. Overaged, as well.

Tap at the Afterwords Cafe 9/19/07. Floral grind disseminates fully and brightly in the aroma. The hop taste is smoky, meaty and rich. Almost perfect pleasantry. Vanilla-kissed toffee in a balancing malt finish.

Tap at the Afterwords Cafe 10/31/07. That comforting touch of rose essence is right out in front.

Tap at the Happy Gnome 1/20/08. Vibrant and fresh as can be, bursting with cantaloupe, pear, and honeydew melon soaked in the morning floral mist. Crispy, cool, and perfect.

Fresh bottled batch on 7/1/08. 8526. Florals have a somewhat harsh quality of leafy foliage about them, and the soft citrus and tropical fruit characters are more subdued than I prefer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Wow...what a hoppy ale. Golden amber with staying white head. Caramel, citrus, floral and pine. Medium bodied with full flavor of orange, pine and herbs. Very hoppy. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Pours from the bottle with a reddish copper color and a light tan head that stays with the beer nicely. The aroma is hops, the first flavor across the lips is hops, the finish is hops. But I do not feel like I’ve been smacked in the face with branch of hops. The malts and carbination are there, but just enough to make overall experience very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Light golden coloring. Front-to-back full finish with light yeast after-presence in nostrils. Lemony but light. Somewhat bitter but not overpoweringly so. Sign of a good day if this is in your fridge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, floral, light pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of light carmel, orange, light pine and some herbal notes with a lingering lightly bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours yellow/orange with a large fluffy head. Leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Aromas of fruit and citrus, very floral hop aroma as well. Remarkably well balanced and easy to drink; a quality few IPAs can match. Sweet nose, bitter finish. Excellent IPA, great job!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenDover (214) - Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Pours a golden orange. Very dense white head that lasted forever. Lots of carbonation. Massive floral aroma. Huge hops taste, hint of pine. Lots of other very subtle flavors that work great together. An awesome IPA.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2006
This is another great beer from Bells Brewery! I dont know how they accomplish being able to produce so much beer, but yet maintain such quality control. Huge centennial hop aroma that is just great!! Big floral and spicy notes from the hops as well. the flavor has a nice bitterness to it that compliments the spicy floral notes of the hops. this is an excellent example of how to brew an ipa. Great Job to the guys at Bells in michigan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
This beer is beautifully crafted to be one of the most tasty easy drinking IPAs I have had to date. Thanks to ’YBSober’ for this beer. Appearance: Pours a magnificent orange peach color with a huge head that lasts and lasts. Then heavy sheets of lacing decorate the glass. Smell: Tons of fresh orange rinds. I cracked open the bottle and even before I poured the beer my wife asked (from across the room) "Is that an orange beer?" It is that bold in the initial orange citrus aroma. It settles to a perfect level of citric orange rind and sweet toasted malt. Taste: If you have ever juiced your own oranges in a juicer you can peel off the top orange layer and leave the white rinds on the orange that you juice. It makes a more bold tart tasty fresh orange juice. This beer reminded me of that juice I used to make. My juicer is still in the attic from when we moved. I think it will stay there and I will get more of this Two Hearted Ale. Wow! Mouthfeel: So remarkably smooth. A bit juicy with just a bit of a hop nibble keeping the medium/light body interesting. Drinkability: Now that I have met this beer, buy stock in Bell’s Brewery because I am on a quest for cases. I could drink this all day everyday. It really hits the spot and is remarkably easy to drink! Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Thanks realale420 for the 12oz bottle. I must admit, I was not expecting much from the label presentation, but as soon as I opened it I knew it was going to be a good beer. The floral aroma from the hops is huge. The taste is different than most IPA’s, it must be the type of hops they used...any ideas? A very balanced IPA.


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