Bellís Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer Of War

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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The first release in Bellís Planet Series, Mars (The Bringer of War) is a double IPA with a complex hop character and a malty backbone. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, lemon, lime and pineapple are all present in both the aroma and flavor. Hopped at a ratio of about 3.4 pounds of hops per barrel, the recipe for Mars was developed from a trial batch called Larryís Latest Double IPA brewed in our original brewery located adjacent to the Eccentric Cafť in downtown Kalamazoo.

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4.7
Braudog (6678) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle. Holy perfect beer. Rusty and ruddy orange, with a giant head. The aroma is downright angelic, rife with rich hops and seduction. The beer drinks with an incredibly well-balanced full-on malt basis and generous, well concocted hop recipe. This is some exceptional stuff. (#6676, 6/27/2017)

3.8
BeerInHeaven (446) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2017
pours a cloudy orange gold with a thick beige head. Floral citrus aroma. Thick oily mouth feel. Pleasant bitter from start to finish with some orange citrus and tropical fruit notes. The bitter slowly fades after the finish. A good double IPA.

3.2
tom10101 (6040) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle (12 oz) shared with JulienHuxley. Slightly hazy orangey-golden with a medium off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of pine, alcohol and a bit of citrus. Taste is harsh with pine, alcohol, citrus, spicy malts and medium bitterness. Medium to full body. Medium-moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Piney and warming finish. This is quite swilly, I donít understand the high ratings on this one.

2.9
JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle shared with Tom, bottled April 7th 2017. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is malty, leafy hops, caramel, pine resin. Taste is sweet, boozy and bitter. Wtf is wrong with you guys? Are we in 2017? This beer came out less than three years ago and you still make it average 3.85 definitely not up to a modern standard of IIPA.

4.7
Hopper8 (161) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Beautiful amber golden pour with a nice tight white head and a lovely aroma of tropical and floral hops. The taste includes more malt than I expected, but itís kinda nice because of it, but it makes the bitterness on the backend maybe a little more present than it needs to be. Overall, definitely a good DIPA.

4.1
kyzr (1530) - Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Copper pour with great big off white nose. Big dank fruity nose. Flavor of apricot, citrus, pine and touch of bread. Great mouth feel and alcohol is well hidden.

3.3
HuskerTan (2168) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 12, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2017 Bottle. A- Dank, grassy, pine, apricot, papaya, mango, citrus. A- Orange color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Caramel, pine, citrus, mango, bitter. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Shockingly not aggressive at all. Now, there is still plenty of bitterness but itís not abrasive at least. Tons of dank tropical fruits on the nose. More caramel malt as it warms. Not really my thing but I could appreciate it.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2734) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Cloudy orangish amber with a white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, alcohol. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, alcohol present, orange and PNW hop flavors dominate. Some similarities to hop slam but this isnít nearly as good.

4.8
ronaldtheriot (1920) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Mars has a medium, off-white head, a semi-opaque, orange appearance, bubbles, and not much glass lacing. The aroma is of some apricot, some dankness, some strange sauce notes (marinade?), and bread. Taste is of quasi-barley wine, bordering of turned fruit, low bitterness, and lots of booze. Mouthfeel is medium, and the finish is mostly dry. RJT

3.9
jzzbassman (1619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottled. Pours amber with a very pretty head and sticky lace. Grainy, malty aroma with an herbaceous hop aroma. Uncomplicated but big flavors, malty with a good bit of bitterness on the full finish.


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