JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 One of the best pale ale out there. Yellowish orange, slightly cloudy. Aroma is a tamed down(hops any way) version of Two Hearted, more malt less hops, lemony, slightly piney, balance well with malt, hops I think are a variety but Centennial sticks out with me. Balanced finish. Great Beer. Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
The wise elderly man at the beer store said "son, you can't go wrong with any Bells Beer." He was right on the money. This beer is a nice cloudy, blonde with a thin head. It is hoppy and spicy and flowerey (if that's a word). But it all boils down to the fact that you can't go wrong with a Bells Beer. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of sulfur and urine (like a gas station bathroom). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly poor. Used to like this brewery a lot, but these days a number of their beers are really bad. steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 UPDATE 2/3/05: tiny flakes float in a hazy yellow blonde body with golden highlight. slightly airy white head forms nicely when this beer is poured vigorously. random spots of lace are left behind, and a nice frothy white ring around the glass eventually remains. cremey and sweet at first, then almost immediately a nearly prickly and spicy punch arrives, only to leave a dry aftertaste so you have to lift up the glass and sip some more. primarily banana, grapefruit or pine, vanilla pastry, and floral. nice, and quite good. Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Hazy bright golden yellow with a thick frothy white head. Floral/fruity aroma with notes of citrus, honey and light toasted bread. Light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing. This would make a great session beer. Light flavor of honey, citrus, and bread with hints of pepper and pine. Very good.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Very light looking,almost yellow. Excellent creamy head,leaves lots of lace. Aroma is malty(pale malt),and lots of hops(perfumey,spicy). Spritzy,medium bodied. Quite creamy. Great malty flavors-lots of pale malt,bread. Spicy hops in the finish with biscuit. Very drinkable,and quite tasty. Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 12, 2004
Pours a dark yellow, with a thin white head. There is sediment of some sort present throughout the body of the beer. There is a sweet floral, almost sugary aroma to this brew. The taste is rather mellow, and well balanced for this type of beer. The carbonation is just right, though the body is rather watery. The taste could definitely be described as a sweet bitter floral. The aftertaste is pleasant, albeit slightly bitter. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Pale, hazy yellow with sudsy white head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma. Mild flavor with some floral tones. Nothing special. hershiser2 (3834) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Paid $1.39 for a single 12-oz.
Very pale yellow in color, decent head.
Very beer tent smelling. Nothing great here.
Not overly impressed here. Tastes too close to a few macros I can think of.
Nice mouthfeel, that's for sure!! Perfect amount of carbonation...
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
This beer was pretty bitter. I found myself actually starting with some MGD just to take the edge off. Coming from the Bell's IPA, somewhat of a dissapointment.