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RATINGS: 3325   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2856) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
Loads of centennial, grapefruit, faint pine, grassy and floral, quite balanced but the hop level on a fresh can isn’t really in your face at all. Decent strong going IPA which is very balanced though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gualtieritony (8) - - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
B This beer is great. It is a go to if I see it out. It has a fruit finish and it pairs with its aroma. 3/2/15, 4:10 AM

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1376) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Clear gold with a slight haze, two-finger dense white head and wonderful lace. Big citrus and floral hop aromas, strong grapefruit with a touch of bread dough in the background. Light pale malts and biscuity flavors offset the solid chop bitterness. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, generous carbonation and a bitter dry finish. Outstanding IPA from back East.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1967) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle in Florida. Aroma is floral, with caramel and trop fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, pine, lemon, grapefruit, light resinous wood stuff, some juicy trop fruit stuff, lovely hoppy bitterness... Tasty, great balance, very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fooj (12) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
A nice clear(ish) dark amber color. A slightly fruity and slightly hoppy aroma. A rather fruity taste with not much of a hoppy punch. A mild aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (329) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Full nose of hops, citrus and pine. excellent Appearance- A dark amber color with a small off-white head. Taste- A real hop delight, with citrus and pine to match the hops. The hop bitterness is balanced against the malt smoothness. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. great mouthfeel. Overall - A world class IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from a can showing translucent amber yellow with a finger of clean white foam that fades very quickly. The nose shows quite a bit of steel & aluminium with subtle grapefruit notes. Palate is medium bodied with high carbonation. Medium to moderately high fruit forwardedness with a lot of grapefruit pith and juicy piineapple. Sharp IPA bitterness on the finish. A slight orange peel zestiness appears on the end. Bitterness is slightly high on the mid-palate but evens it out on the end. Definitely suited for trips. Easy to drink and hardly notice the 7% alcohol. Gets even better as you get used to the bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
The IPA of IPAs... Pint pour, for the millionth time but finally rated, of beautifully perfect straw gold with a white cap of cumulonimbus fluff. Nose of heaven and grapefruit peel and faint resin, dry malt character. Flavor is similar, plenty of grapefruit and centennial hops, resin notes with bitterness back it all up. Seriously, if I made an IPA, this is what my goal would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarksideLuke (3) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
Wispy sediment at bottom, tipped 2x slowly before opening. 12 oz. bottle (dated 2015/02/18) poured into IPA glass. Pours golden amber, clear of sediment, ~1.5-2.0 fingers of foam, carbonated w/ noticeable med.-sized bubbles. Strong floral, muted biscuit-y and resin-y pine hop[py] aroma. Taste is soft, subtly fruity-sweet. Carbonation soon transforms into the tiniest of bubbles; tipped lacing dissolves slowly. Easy, crisp and light mouth-feel for a 7% ABV (with no discernible alcohol bite). Mild hints of semi-sour tangerine, lightly roasted or charred malt, - wet and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (910) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aromas of orange rind, tangerine, citrus and floral hops. Appearance is a bright gold with a very thin white foam. Taste is very smooth with creamy caramel, buttery hops, orange and citrus upfront. Nice biscuit, tangerine juice,more creamy caramel and definite hops and pines come through mid palate. Finishes very smooth with a residual hop smoothness and more big orange notes. Overall, very smooth and balanced IPA with a nice body and hop presence. A rating.

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