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RATINGS: 3356   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6525) - 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 (1112) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
12oz bottle poured a nice clear amber/orange with a good lasting off white head. Aroma was big citrus hops with nice noticeable sweet malts. Taste had a smooth citrus bitterness with great balance of malts. Great IPA with nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2006
On Tap @ The Griffin in Battle Creek. Pours amber/auburn clear with a nice head and lacing. Hop flavor is very well balanced mix of bitterness and mild sweetness. not a heavy IPA - it has earthy flavors which donít overpower, pine flavor and citrus. The aftertaste lingers for a while, and is memorable. Smooth with minimal carbonation.


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