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RATINGS: 3440   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2010
This along with Sweetwater IPA is my benchmark for IPAís.The fact this is a year round offering is outstanding.The first time I drank this beer was ice cold straight out of my cooler on the beach years ago!!Cool story I know...This brew pours an amber/orange color with a decent sized white head.Nose is grapefruit and pine.Taste is spectacular with hops and malts so in sync you find yourself treating this as a session beer!Once again this and Sweetwater IPA are the BENCHMARKS for everyday available IPAís!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1429) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ Friendly Greek, Lancaster, PA, USA A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio T/S: Hops, fruity, citrusy / Lupulo, afrutado, citrico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dudeous42 (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2015 does not count
Balance. Two hearts combine harmoniously to marry hop and malt. Big hops heavily countered by massive malts constitutes balance, making this very easy to drink. Smells of flowers with a bit of grass. Tastes orangey and light but feels thick and malty with a huge sweetness. Unlike most IPAs, this one finishes sweet with a hint of bitter. Itís like a mandarin orange. Mouthfeel is just right for all day drinking; decent lacing and a mild lingering in the mouth. The flavor that lingers is fruity orange peel, so itís more thatn pleasant. Great beer, well done Bells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mghj (26) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Poured form a 16 oz can, canned on 9/9/15, into a glass clear orange yellow with a light tan head. Pine and citrus blossom in they mouth and balanced very nicely, with very mild bitter finish. This is a great gateway beer, to introduce IPAís to non IPA drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (446) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
16 fl oz can from Firma Bier, canned in January 2015 (eight months old). Clear, golden orange with a huge, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Fruity-resiny aroma of mango, pine and honey. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of mango, honey and pine, followed by a smooth, mildly bitter and only covertly grapefruity finish. Medium to full body, very creamy and smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very sweet IPA, rather fruity but unexpectedly mild. Prominent malt profile, actually screaming for more hops. Still very good but again I assume this beer is already past its prime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shippy (9) - - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 Poured from a bottle. Pours a nice copper gold with white head. Hoppy, citrus aromas. Full mouth feel. Flavors like the aromas: orangey citrus, hops, some pine. Some lingering bitterness. Very balanced and a great beer overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (214) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours hazy orange with thin white head. Beautiful aroma of tropical fruit and apricot. Smooth mouthfeel with slightly sweet grapefruit taste transitioning to a bitter finish that lasts for days. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lobosaintori (50) - - SEP 22, 2015
As ales go this is definitely the best I have ever had. Pours hazy sunshine gold, aroma erupts from the bottle with the scent of freshly cut grass and orange blossoms. Taste is just right, bitterness not too heavy not too light, sweetness is just right. Has a medium body with a touch of creaminess. just a touch of carbonation. the taste does not make me go WOW, but it does make me say Hay, this is just right! finishes smoothly with no excessive after taste. Overall this beer it just right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 17, 2015
Probada en Spitzer's Corner, LES, Manhattan. Exquisita IPA de Bells. Ideal para una tarde de verano. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
racecarr98 (35) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2015
This is one of the best beers I have had. Another success from the Bell brewery. It could be a long night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (314) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Aroma: grass, floral, citrus, pine Appearance: clear, golden, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent

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