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RATINGS: 3407   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 Bottle, thanks zeswaft. Honey colored with a fluffy white head. Tart, hoppy aroma, slightly sweet and sticky. Cirtrusy. Really smooth flavor. Hoppy and bitter with a balanced level of sweetness. Piney. Really well balanced and a great, dry finish that leaves some sweetness. This is a really nice IPA, definitely one of the best that Iíve had. Rerate... very good, but not as crazy-good as I remember. Iím bumping my rating down a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Ah, a classic IPA that reminds me a little of a good weiss beer in the use of hops, hazy appearance and the lemony character in the aroma. Pleasant mouthfeel that rounds out the palate and quenches your thirst. Leaves your lips smacking for more. Light caramle and toffee notes help to creat a nice balance between the hops and malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Pours a medium amber with average sized head. Aroma is big on the floral and also a tad of citrus. Flavor is great. Hoppy citrus with some piney floral in the background. Just a little bitter finish (which isnt bad). Such a well rounded (solid) brew. Always seems to be in my fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy light copper color with a nice foamy off-white head on top. Hops and grapefruit dominate the aroma of the beer. Hints of sweet malts such as caramel and toffee are in the aroma as well. Hops hit the tongue on first sip. A grapefruit/citrusy hop taste that starts with a bitterness. The middle part of the taste is caramel and toffee bringing out the malt backbone of this beer. The finish is sweet at first and ends with bitterness shortly after the beer as been swallowed fully. Another great beer out of the Midwest!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle- Wow, this beer is good. Standard amber, gold head with citrus aroma. Drinks easily. Tastes smoothly of hops, while still maintaing a malt balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2006
I canít believe I havenít rated this since Iíve been drinking it for a couple years.Golden pour,decent lasting head. Aroma is pineyhops and grapfruit. Decent lacing. Tastes pretty much how it smells with a great body and mouthfeel. Too bad they are pulling out of IL for a spell. Should have stocked up on this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Slightly hazy gold pour with a small foamy off-white head. Strong caramel malt aroma with a pronounced note of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Lots of piney, grapefruit hop flavor with a solid caramel malt background. Nice creamy medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Iíd heard a lot of positive buzz about this beer before trying it for the first time. Now, in my part of the world at least, it seems like it occupies sort of a gold standard of craft beer (IPAs at least). Appearance is amber and cloudy. Gead sticks around, and around. This particular example was still sitting around even after the glass was empty. Aroma is definitely hoppy, and a bit sweet. Flavor is hops plus citrus and very pleasant. And after, you get those great hop-flavored burps! Iíve had it before, and Iíll be having it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brauen (25) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 Very stinky! Smells of hops and friuts. Very creamy medium body tastes like pine hops spices and fruit. Great taste quite complex. Bells really cant make a bad beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. One of the best IPAís i have had to date. Smooth drinking with the right balance of hops. Beautiful head & nice creamy body. Wish i had more

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