Bellís Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer Of War

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RATINGS: 276   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3420) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Good IIPA. Aroma was very balanced. Caramel candy with earthy hops. Pour was a dark hazy gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was very soapy and hoppy with a very strong caramel malt backbone. Hops were balanced with the malt and were more on the earthy side than the citrusy side. Good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ephvir (8) - - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
Dark copper pour with cream colored head. Smells of heavy pineapple, sweet caramel malt and other tropical fruits. Tastes of citrus, Pineapple, heavy malt presence with building hop presence without much bitterness. Heavy, smooth body, with a lingering mild hop bite at the end. In all, this is one malt-heavy beer, with a touch of hop coasting under caramel tones. 10.10% ABV does present in the backend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kassner (1643) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Wow what a great beer on tap at whole foods Wexford. Great balance if it has any fault it is that you can sense the alcohol but maybe that is a built in safety feature.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1850) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2017
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (Batch 18031, bottled April 13, 2017). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pine, and pineapple. Assertive bitter hop taste of pine needles, grapefruit rind, and tropical fruits with a sturdy and sweet malt backbone. Bitter hops linger on the palate and some alcohol warming is noted. An exceptional DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Rated on 5-17-2017 at Black Dog Pub, Fort Wayne, IN. The appearance of this draft beer when served is a very small off-white head that is mostly lasting, hazy amber body, no carbonation observed, and spotty lacing. The aroma presents citrus hops, bitter, fruity, grapefruit, floral, and caramel malt. The flavor is lightly bitter, citrus hops fruity, semi-sweet, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is thick with moderate carbonation. This beer is medium bodied. This beer is delicious! It has a light bitter finish and it is worth trying. It is definitely a beer that I would partake in again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2902) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber with a frothy cream colored head with very heavy lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel, pine, grass, and pear. Tastes sweet but solidly bitter with a bit of booze. Smooth and medium-full bodied. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phranq (160) - - MAY 19, 2017
Grassy and faint fruit. Pours Amber. Taste is bitter, spicy. Pretty standard dipa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of hops, pine, grass and pineapple. The taste was similar to the aroma with more hops, pine, grass, pineapple, tropical fruits and a nice bitter aftertaste. This was tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2017
12oz bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, pine, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon/pine, some grapefruit, alcohol burn, light tangerine. Creamy medium-full body, plenty of resin, light acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Hazy copper pour with a tall, chunky off white head. Aroma is heavy with guava, sweet grapefruit, lime, caramel, straw, wildflower honey, a little dankness and blackberry. Flavor is caramel, guava, herbal hops, dank, citrus peel, blackberry, booze and some pine. Medium, to heavy body, light sharp carbonation, chewy feel. Good stuff.


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