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RATINGS: 3276   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tyunker1 (23) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
One of the best IPA’s I have had, but what else would you expect from Bells? Strong hops taste, not so strong hops aroma (as compared to some others), but still good aroma. The top rating on this is evidence.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersammich (21) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours fairly amber a little hazy. Smells hoppy. Tastes hoppy, slightly piney and slightly fruity. A nice bitter finish. A very enjoyable beer. I’ve had this on tap and in bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SK0RL0RD (2) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Quite possibly the best pouring/presentable beer available. Pours with a nice, rich, thick head. Not foamy. The head remains for the duration of the glass, clinging to the sides of the entire glass. Beer is lightly carbonated, similar in appearance to Blue Moon, but is "hoppier" in taste. Hints of citrus, orange, and a slight hint of walnut. Top-shelf beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (839) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
On draft at Rattle and Hum, NYC. A rare find in this area. I would love to try this again and sample more from this brewer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and sweet malts. Taste is citrus and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (256) - - DEC 21, 2014
A hazy copper colour with a firm white head. Sampled from a bottle in a great Mexican (Yucatan-style) restaurant just near the BandSource store. Big aromas of citrus, pine needles and tropical fruit. This is a richly-hopped IPA with exceptional flavours. Rich biscuity, malts and really refreshing and complex hop flavours. An excellent IPA. Highly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OsuStu (86) - - DEC 20, 2014
Draft. Orange color with a white head, huge lacing. Aroma is floral, honey, grass, citrus. Grapefruit, orange peel, pine, apricot, a bit of honey sweetness. Bitter finish, slight banana esters.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
This beer deserves it’s high rating. The first time I had it was an IPA tasting that I put on when I lived on the east coast. Everyone picked this beer as the best! Even compared to some imperial IPAs! It has a balance to all of it that is unmatched by most ipas on the market.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terefere (237) - Durham, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden, hazy, nice frothy head. Somewhat faint aroma: grapefruit, spruce, lychee. Taste: biscuit, grapefruit, longan, pine. Very smooth although feels a little watery toward the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonWB (6) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Bery smooth ipa. Excellent hoppy aroma but not overly powerful hoppy flavor on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (197) - - DEC 12, 2014
Canned. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange, lemon, little bit of mango. Lots of biscuity malt backbone for balance. Taste is hop forward but not in a way that destroys your palate. Grapefruit, lemon, orange, hops. Malt backbone balances it really well. This is an amazing IPA because it’s perfectly balanced.


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