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RATINGS: 3069   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Dec 15, ’03: Served from a beer engine at the Map Room, and at English Ale temperature. Good thin yet persistent head. The hand pull yielded a beer with no bubbles, yet a firm mouthfeel. The IPA hops were actually subdued, nicely balanced between floral and bitter. Somehow I picked up a note of cherries, too. Color is lighter than the usual American IPA, closer to a Vienna or even a Pilsner. I had hoped to get a better impression of Bells than I did at their Eccentric Cafe taproom, and I was right.
Bottled, May 22, ’05. A slightly different experience from a chilled bottle, and no less fascinating. Unfiltered like the other bottled Bell’s, with quite a lot of bits floating around, that don’t detract in the least from the enjoyment. I may have waited a bit too long to open this bottle I got in November, as the floral hops I noted on draft are a little rougher, more piney and northwestern. But just another facet of a fascinating and complex beer.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skybison (3) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Aroma: caramel, toast, floral, leather, woody Appearance: amber Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness Palate: medium body, average carbonation, long finish Overall: 19 out of 20; Simply my favorite IPA... and it doesn’t go all IPA’ish on me. A real beer; unique enough to command the score its given.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Fra fad, på Blind Tiger, New York. Orangegylden, næsten klar. lille hvidt skum. Lækker humlenæse med masser af grønt gran. Blodappelsin og grape. Karamel, let toast. Bitter, mundrensende finish. God balance. Virkelig god IPA

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redbeard3 (54) - - APR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into a shaker pint. Pale, clear amber with a nice white head that laces the glass perfectly. Pine and citrus on the nose and follows through to the palate. The bitterness is remarkably smooth and the finish is dry. Finishes so clean. One of the best ipa’s hands down!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RevBFG (11) - - APR 13, 2014
On draft at O.H.S.O. Terrific blend of malts and hops. Nice beer, definitely recommend.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (423) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Tap at Blue Door Pub. Pineapple brown sugar, and caramel. Very sweet upfront with a resiny tropical bitter finish. Medium body with sticky feel. Nice sweet and fruity pale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (220) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2014
Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, plenty of hops, and floral. Light carbonation, golden in color, the head clings, and is slightly off white and well formed. It has citrus flavors, grapefruit, maybe rind, floral hops flavoring. It doesn’t have the bitter bite that a lot of IPA;s have, which is different. The ingredients work well together.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
Bue à la pression. Parfaitement équilibrée, belle rondeur dans l’ensemble. L’amertume vient seulement sur la fin. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2430) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014
Pours clear amber ( very light ) to blonde , small white foam . Less intense smell than expected . Taste is nice and intense though . Very floral , soapy in a good way , impressive amount of bitterness, yet very gentle . Aftertaste is bitter, floral hoppy . Carbonation is perfect . Appart from the soapy ( in a good way ) character, I find this very average though good beer, just not sure why this is 100 overall 100 style , while many other IPAs I’ve had were way better and rated lower .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianairb85 (67) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap- pours golden bronze with a white head that settles quick. It's taste perfect balance of floral hops and maltyness that isn't over kill. Delicious ale and it goes great with a chicken sandwich from Frankford Hall!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
threedap (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
Just a solid IPA. Not flashy, but extremely well done. About as balanced as a beer can be


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