Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Nice hints of sweetness. Honey. Floral hops. Perfect balance.
A: The perfect looking beer. Bold golden amber. Creamy white head with great lacing and body.
T: Perfect and unique balance of taste. A great floral note but also that great sweetness. Alcohol is non existent. Hops hit precise and in the perfect amount.
P: Very nice on the palate only losing a point due to a bit of bitterness that lingers a tad too long and dull.
Overall this is damn close to the perfect beer. I about got a nut when I was actually able to find it (having moved from Michigan to South Carolina...) and even closer to getting a nut after tasting it again. The balance is unique and expertly crafted. It brings a great honey sweetness that no other IPA has done before (that I’ve had anyway). A hint of malt in there is remarkable given the high ABV as well as the huge hop note. Sits great on the palate. Absolutely amazing.
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow orange, small head, aroma of onion, fruity, mandarina, marmalade, flavor of mandarina, marmalade, caramel, bitter, medium bodied.
RodeaGueuze (11) - - JUL 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can see why this is a hoppy beer drinkers favorite. Golden Pour with a one inch white head. decent lacing.. Piney citrus smell and taste. Great smooth finish! can’t wait to finish these off.
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 In my hop-addled head, I sometimes confuse this with Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum, which, of course, is an entirely other thing. This here is dryer, and, while no less potent or hoppy than Hoptimum, nevertheless focuses less on the resin of the hops, to my taste. Since I mention Hoptimum, and while I know comparisons of this kind are rather odious, I will say that my preference between the two is for the more stickier resin-focused Hoptimum. Nevertheless, a fantastic beer.
Batavi (364) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Geproefd tijdens IPA/Sour proeverij, blik uitgeschonken in Struise BD proefglazen. Oranjekleurig, licht troebel bier, met een medium hoge witte schuimkraag. Zeer hoppige aroma’s, met fruitige notities van grapefruit en mandarijnen, florale notities, sterk aroma van pijnboom, dennennaalden en hars. Het smaakpallet is inderdaad prachtig gebalanceerd tussen groene hopbitters en zacht zoete honingachtige invloeden, verder ook citrusfruit, accenten van grapefruit, mandarijn en steenvruchten als perzik en abrikozen. De groene hopbitters blijven echter de boventoon voeren. De carbonatie is vrij sterk, de alcohol is heel goed verborgen, de afdronk is droog hopbitter met een finish van dennenhars. Na de Two Hearted Ale, is
deze Double IPA van Bells ook weer bijzonder smaakvol. Een van de betere bieren in deze stijl.
rejtable (2342) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So good. Pours orange with some frothy head and lacingZ nose is fruity and bitter. Flavours is fruity and and grapefruit and tons of citrus. Taste big bitter light sweet.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: pine, caramel, grain malts, citrus fruits, grapefruit. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, creamy, small, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters continue, then some malty, caramel sweets appearing in the background, very hoppy indeed. Overall: decent IIPA, but didn’t quite live up to the hype, maybe it wasn’t kept too well. Pint at The Pony Bar, Manhattan.
Nische (1984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Wickedestman, many thanks! Pours copper with a thin, clingy head. Aroma is citrus fruits, upfront pine, stone and just a hint of something mildly earthy. Taste is similar with some honey, dough and some sweet malt in the background. Solid but nothing really special.
RajnCajn (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really impressed with this one. Seems like its the one I used to compare everything against at the moment. Plenty of sweet notes to this beer, I get honey and caramel with the citrus. Nice bitter and well blended malt choices keep this one high on my personal list. Nice amber color, head hangs out for while after poor. Let this one warm a few and you’ll really appreciate the aromatic side of it as well. Well done Bells!
Tognetta (777) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Alaranjada de média turbidez, espuma uniforme de aspecto cremoso, boa formação e persistência. Aroma misto de cítrico com resinal, caramelado, álcool perceptível, abacaxi maduro. Paladar de dulçor médio/intenso, médio amargor, mel se torna perceptível com aumento da temperatura . Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonataçao. Final trás ainda mais do mel, lúpulo resinal, fruta amarela madura, persistente. Ótima cerveja, talvez a doubleipa com melhor drinkability que já bebi, sem exageros e álcool bem distribuído.