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RATINGS: 3632   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (634) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Merci à Simon pour celle çi! Un nez qui se rapproche des IPAs anglaises. Mais, en portant un peu plus attention, on se rend compte que le côté fruité typiquement américain se pointe le nez. Le résultat est une IPA assez balancée. Peut-être un peu trop sucrée par contre (ici encore "à la mode" des IPA anglaises), mais toutefois fort goûteuse. La lourdeur de l’alcool se fait légèrement sentir mais est au bout du compte bien contenue. Est-ce les houblons utilisés (on semble parler de Centennial dans les critiques précédantes) qui ne sont pas ma tasse de thé? Je ne saurais dire, mais il manque un petit quelque chose pour venir gagner mon coeur. C’est un peu trop lourd, trop sucré.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1713) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle. Pale clear orange body, medium head. Citric/resiny aroma with floral hints. Smooth taste of citrus and piney Centennial hops. Good balance, very refreshing. I love IPAs that are made with Centennial hops and this one’s a very good showcase of this hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1220) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2016
On tap at tipsy barrel. Nice malt hop aroma. Cloudy orange gold with lacing tan head. Piney, citrus and floral hops dominate with a good sweet slightly toasted malt back. Spice notes. Full flavored with great balance. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
It has extremely beautiful white and creamy foam and aroma of pine needles and grapefruit. The taste has a little malt sweetness in the form of caramel and sweetness keeps reasonable before the hops sneak into the mouth and contributes with pine needles, grapefruit, mango and orange peel. The finish is dry and lasts long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2622) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms Marina, Helsingborg 20160815. Hoppy and fruity, sweet, grapefruits, pine needles, oranges, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (100) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016
Tuve suerte de conseguir una caja de seis cervezas (gracias a Kocima, tienda con gran variedad de cervezas en Oviedo) y solo puedo decir que es una de mis IPAs preferidas hasta ahora (y una de las más complejas). Color oro anaranjado, medianamente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de más de un dedo de grosor. Carbonatación media tirando a alta (muy presente también en boca). El aroma es complejo: lúpulos, frutas, pino (y si se agita, más malteado). En boca es una maravilla, pues se nota la malta, lúpulos (solo Centennial), frutas (increíblemente refrescante) y tiene un final amargo (no el amargor habitual de una IPA) suave, placentero y con ligeras reminiscencias de algo alcohólico. A must have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2666) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Burk från Mikkeller webshop. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, persika, mango, citrus, grapefrukt, gräs och blommor. Torr, lagom sötma, rund och krispig, fruktig och frisk, aningen trött humle men ölen är välbalanserad med en fin citrusskalsbeska som avslut. Gott!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2068) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Bottled 01/26/2016. It’s cloudy orange with a medium big, lasting head. Aroma has a sweet side to it with notes of sponge cake, candied mango, cotton candy, lots of other fruits like passion fruit, pears, lots of pineapple, fresh and from a can. When shaken it develops more malty notes of cake, cake bottom plus some more spicy ginger and resin. Nice. Mouth feel is silky soft, medium thick with delicate carbonation. Good mouth feel for this style. Good balance with juicy malt start and long bitterness that evolves into stronger resin like type. I got also impression of warming alcohol in the end. Also a bit hot like candied ginger. Overall a good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaylorPerry (1) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
Canned Dated was 6/29/16: The beer poured very clear but not crystal clear which is to be expected for a beer with as much kettle and dry hop as this beer has. Beautiful, creamy white head formed immediately and lasted. The color is straw to light copper. The aroma is more balanced than one would expect for an IPA hopped with Pacific NW Centennial. Aroma is more malty but the citrus of the Centennial does come through. The first taste is more to the malt bill but the Centennial shines on the back side. Bitterness is well balanced with the malt bill and lingers on the back and sides of the tongue. If their house yeast is the yeast it’s purported to be, they do a great job with it. The beer is much fruitier than other IPAs and is more malty sweet than most but it fits in well with the mid-west style IPA. This is a great beer that I could drink WAY too many off!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from Stella Beer beer shop in Medulin, Cro. Dark golden hazy, average head. Smell of overripe fruits with a hint of herbs. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of sweet fruits, has some bitterness, citrus peal, wormwood. Long finish. This bottle isn’t very fresh, I think.

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