Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 3661   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2007
My first taste of this was in bottle at Brickskeller in DC last year, and then again in bottle in Minneapolis in the winter, and now on my recent visit back to Minneapolis I see that itís showing up on tap all over dive bars in Minneapolis. This really makes me smile. What an awesome beer. Defines the true midwestern IPA style. Pours with a nice clean, white head that dissapates quickly. Nice and dry without a lot of cloying sweetness or nutty base malt character, which is perfect for this style. And really delivers on the hops, cirtus, pine, with a touch of grapefruit.. If I had to guess - A mix of old standbys like cascade, and some new school hops like centennial, amarillo and maybe some traditional british hops such as fuggle or EKG. Great complexity. Can certainly compete with some great west coast IPAs. Very well done, Bellís. Thank you for making my visits to the Midwest feel just a little more like home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
bottle available this summer at the Beer Bistro. Wonderfully sweet and certifiable when it comes to hops! The alcohol is smooth, but hits you quick enough. Very refreshing beer. Nice syrupy colour to it very full and vibrant. I will be going back for this one a few more times this summer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Wonderful aroma, a full bouquet. Smell of pine, citrus, grapefruit. Color is a nice ruby orange, small off-white cream head. This beer is full bodied and wonderfully balanced. A solid hop presence--piney and citrusy, but nicely balanced with a malty backbone. This is by far the best IPA Iíve ever had, and something I keep coming back to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2007
On tap at Bellís Eccentric Cafe, poured into a pint glass. This IPA poured a hazy coppery orange color with a 1/4 inch thick beige head that quickly faded away. This beer had a huge floral, citrus hop nose. Also some caramel and toffee notes. The smell is beautiful! The flavor was nice and citrusy. Full of hops, but not overly bitter. The balance between the huge flavor and bitterness is amazing. The mouthfeel is slightly oily/resiny with minimal carbonation. This is the best IPA I have ever had, hands down!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2007
bottle....appearance:orange brownish tint with a hazy hue to it that was accompanied by an inch of white.....aroma: assertive flower and citrusy hoplicious nose...taste: more of that citrus sensation that evolved to an ever so slight bitter finish. thereís some malt involved but it doesnít take away from forward-taste of the hops....could drink this all day. very tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigDaddyBlues (46) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2007
A 6 pack purchased at From the Vine. This is a spectacular IPA. Citrus and hops rise out of glass as soon as you start to pour. I taste orange and pine. A great example of the styoe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Tap at Hop Devil: Pours a deep honey/orange color with a frothy/creamy white head. The aroma is extremely bright, crisp, citrusy and slightly herbal with a hint of berries. The flavor has loads of lemony zing and a spicy perfumy character. The hops are fresh and whole leaf-like with some lemon-rind brightness and a long clean dry finish. A very bright and quaffable IPA. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 amazing IPA, very well balanced between the hops and the malt. Amazing hoppy aroma, wonderful citrus, and floralness. Flavour was slight soapy, and piney, bu was also sweet, the hops really come through, notes of lemon, and orange linge in the finish, wow, great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2007
good brew nice hops on it. One o bthe better brews ive had. Only 9 dollars for the 6 pack. very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (504) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Hazy pale golden color with a thin off-white head. Aroma was rich and malty with a definite citrus hop presence and a hint of caramel. Flavors are a perfect blend of rich maltiness and strong bitter hops. Some notes of caramel, grapefruit, wood, pine needles, and a certain earthiness. Very drinkable rich and full mouthfeel with a clean and astringent finish. I would have never realized that this beer was 7% abv just by tasting it... pretty amazing stuff. Perfectly well-balanced. Awesome.

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