Tak_en_Lou (7) - - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve never had a Bellís I didnít like, except the Oarsman, which was still okay, so lets see:
-Pours light amber dark yellow traditional pils color with a two finger white head that does not seem to be going anywhere. Lacing sticks around throughout. Aroma is citrus hops and flower bouquet with a faint fishy something going on.
Medium in the mouth with a heavy strange floral hop, unique kind of IPA approach. Atypical in the fact that itís hitting you with some hop that is not common, and reminds me of tangy fruit like grapefruit but not, a flowery feel like the tang of a dandelion stem, but not. Hard to peg. Flowers and fruit. Little oily in the finish, resolving to hops on the tip and alcohol in the back. I like it. I like Bellís. Bravo, good sirs.
melush (1431) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ Friendly Greek, Lancaster, PA, USA
A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio
T/S: Hops, fruity, citrusy / Lupulo, afrutado, citrico.
Dudeous42 (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mghj (27) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Zlotta (447) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Shippy (9) - - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
lobosaintori (50) - - SEP 22, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probada en Spitzer's Corner, LES, Manhattan. Exquisita IPA de Bells. Ideal para una tarde de verano.
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racecarr98 (35) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the best beers I have had. Another success from the Bell brewery. It could be a long night.
tsd08460 (314) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: grass, floral, citrus, pine
Appearance: clear, golden, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,