Flounder (3) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Are those hops or drugs Iím tasting, by the time the four pint comes around I canít tell any more. This beer is a great IPA as long as you can stop at two or three but like every other Bellís I canít!
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply put I would not go out and buy a bunch of this because it is just a little too bitter for me and it needs more of the fruity qualities I taste. That may make it more palletable for me. Not exactly up to my tastes.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite beer, conveniently available in Evansville or Louisville. Hazy apricot body is topped by a healthy head that is just offwhite. Humidly aromatic to the nose, with notes of kiwi, pink grapefruit, and orange blossoms. Perfumey, almost. Medium body supports waves of bitersweet fruity hop essence. Exceptionally well balanced. The ideal American IPA. Love this stuff!
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Good floral hop aroma. Very enjoyable flavor. Lingering bitter finish.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 This is my favorite session beer (at 6%, is that still ok?) Deep golden / orange, beatiful piney bouquet. Nice big pine and grapefruit hop flavor, slightly sweet, kind of oily. Tastes bright and fresh; Iíve bought cases of this and never had a bad bottle. Love it!
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 12oz bottle, thanks to holdenn for boot legging this into chicago. pours dense orange with a nice glow and solid white head. nose is soft with citrusy hops, not a big hop aroma. taste is nicely balanced hops but nothing over the top and seems to not go for a the west coast PNW hop bomb. perhaps a hoppier english style IPA. this beer is very drinkable and no real flaws come to mind.3.9.
batch 8220. Iím really digging this, seems very fresh yet smooth and in amazing balance. very orangey, berry, citrusy. I could go for a fresh bottle of this anytime.
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a frothy white large head with a cloudy, lightly carbonated, minute sediment filled amber body. Nose of ahappy fulfilling citrus hops and rose water. Very sweet and piney mixed with Seville oranges. Nice sweet bitterness. Very good.
alexanderj (3486) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mildy hazy, yellow-gold. small to medium head. Aroma of grapefruit, a general citrus, and some floral notes. Taste was of grapefruit, with a really good floral component. Only small trace of malt. Smooth, great mouthfeel. Very refreshing.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 12 oz bottle...Wonderful grapefruit aroma and flavor to this. Pleasant hop flavor and bitterness, while maintaining good balance. Perfect carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel. One of the more enjoyable and sessionable IPAs Iíve had.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from a 12 oz. bottle at the Wicked Hop in Milwaukee. Strong hop aroma and flavor, nicely rounded without going over the top. Medium bodied. Long lasting bitter finish without harshness. Very pleasant IPA. Iíd do a better rating by my wife chews my butt when I take notes while we are out.