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RATINGS: 3234   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 25, 2006
Pours a hazy gold with a small amount of head. Aroma has some hop as well as citrusy fruityness to it. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit and some hops. Has a creamy and bitter mouth to it. Taste lingers for a while. A very nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2006
On draft at Dilly Deli. Cask Conditioned. Hazy orange/gold. Much milder aroma and initial flavor out of the cask, but the after taste was still there. It was really good, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Thanks Illinismitty!! Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small head and no center lacing, just a little ring by the glass. Aroma is light and slightly fruity with a very mild hop hint. Flavor is hoppy and slightly bitter, like a grapefruit. Sticks to the palate and lingers. The aftertaste didn’t do a whole lot for me, but i enjoyed the beer otherwise.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomesickAlien (20) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 12oz. bottle, slightly hazy gold/orange with a foamy white head of large bubbles that lasts. Lots of dense lacing. Intense floral hop aroma, grapefruit, pine. Flavor matches aroma, could use a bit more malt flavor. Mouthfeel is watery and moderately carbonated. Finishes with pine, citrus and hops. Somewhat acidic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Pours deep gold, rich head, overwhelming fresh hop aroma (but in a good way). Taste is citrusy-floral-piney with subtle underpinning of rich malt for the perfect balance. Mighty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
12 oz bottle, via illinismity. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a large fluffy white head. Sediment noted in bottle. Big fresh floral hop aroma, spicy with tangerine and lime rind. Malt makes itself known in the background. Aggressively hopped but not biting. More of a soft and intricate hop profile. Malt still remains in the background but lays a solid foundation. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation yields a creamy mouthfeel. A truely good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Cloudy golden-orange beer topped with 1" of white foam. Hop aroma just spills out of this brew, big sweet orange/pine aroma, a little bit cedary and fruity as well. Almost tropical, but still balanced by some resiny character. Beneath the bright, sweet hop aroma is an equally pleasant slightly earthy sweet malt character. With all of that delicious aroma, you’d think the flavour couldn’t match it, but it does. Sweet pale malt with just a kiss of caramel and bready flavours topped with strong sweet piny and grapefruity hops. Hops aren’t really unusual in their profile but the execution is impeccable. Lingering bitterness. Very tasty brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JudgeDread (16) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Fell in love with this beer as soon I pried the top off. The hop arroma crawled up my nose and set up camp. Beautiful sparkling gold color witha nice snow white head. Crisp bite and a flavor that last leaving your tounge yearning for more!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2006
My draft pour was average in appearance, but that is the only thing average about this beer. The characterisitics I liked are probably drawbacks for a true IPA afficinado. But who cares. Great big sweet citrus aromas. I really liked the balance of bitter hops and sweetness. Very nice crisp, clean finish. Yum!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
12 oz bottle Pours a cloudy gold with a cramy white head. Mostly lastingand good lacing. Aromas are hoppy with touches of flowers, citrus, and pine. Taste is medium bodied with a nice consistancy and carbonation. Has a good bitter/alcohol finish which lasts well. A very decent IPA as expected from Bells.


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