wlajwl (6602) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit/citrus, pine/spices and big malts. The flavor is fruit/citrus, malts, slight earthiness, mild sweetness in the middle and a mix of bitter and warming alcohol in the finish.
willisread (3168) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Winetree East. Pours a clearish copper with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Caramel, pine and grapefruit nose with a touch of peach as it warms. Boozy on the palate, syrupy, heavy and sweet. Bitter and sweet finish. Average DIPA that is a bit too old school for me.
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle only 2 weeks old
Pours dark orange hue with a small soapy white head and very minimal lacing. Nose is sort of cloying sweet fruits, medicinal, estery, alcohol heat. husky and even some oxidization going on. hmm.... Flavors are very sweet almost annoyingly so. Quite a bit of alcohol heat, lemons, big overly ripe citrus, husky and the mentioned alcohol heat. This beer is sort of a mess. Why the high ratings? Im not impressed.
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It feels like naming a beer after a planet adds a sense of gravity to the occasion. Maybe itís just me, but if I were a brewer Iíd feel a large sense of responsibility to represent an entire planet well. Maybe thatís just me. Anyway, enough rambling. The brewers at Bellís need not worry about presenting an underwhelming beer to represent Mars. Mars pours amber with some haze. Pine and tropical hop oils on the nose with just a hint of malt. Flavor follows along. Fruity, tropical oils, piney resin, and just a bit caramel/biscuit malt to steady the hop-forward balance. Itís an appropriately aggressive Imperial ale for the bringer of war.
flatmatt (1539) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle of the new batch. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with an off-white head. Sweet fresh grapefruit hop aroma, tropical and toasty malt suggestions. Juicy grapefruit flavor, some orange peel, again with tropical and now some floral hops. Just the right amount of malty sweetness makes for a great experience. Quite good stuff. And it goes great with chips & salsa.
Msdrbeat (680) - East Lansing, USA - APR 18, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours like the color of Marsí surface. Crisply hoppy yet balanced. Everything I hoped for.
darb85 (263) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 Hoppy molasses nose with hint of pine. Amber with lasting 1.5 finger head. Thick mouth feel with brown sugar and resin flavours. Almost Sweet finish. With alcohol burn.
SG111 (1656) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden honey, white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, malty, little honey, caramel, kinds less honey-ish hopslam. Flavor is caramel up front, kinda sweet sugar, orange, grapefruit, then dissolves into very bitter piney. Really nice full syrupy mouthfeel. Full and not overly carbonated without being under-carbed. Really great mouthfeel.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Amberish, dirty, on the orange side, moderate to large foamy off-white head, with nice lacing.   Citrusy hop nose, somewhat candied.   Sweet citrus peel and some alcohol as well.   Sweet and syrupy on the tongue.   Lots of citrus bits, candied citrus peel and some pith.   Not terribly bitter, but moreso sweet.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   A bit simple overall, but its fairly big.   Big and citrusy sweet with a bit of warming alcohol.   I can dig it.   Thanks Kevin!
bubblehouse (1460) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really only could drink in small doses. Really chewy. This bottle is a bit old.