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RATINGS: 3700   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle, batch 7877, bottled on 3-26-07. Pours orange with a large white frothy head that shrinks back a little bit but sticks around for the whole beer, the lacing is awsome too. Looking through the glass it is very hazy with tiny particles floating around. The aroma is all hops, a very citrusy aroma. The initial flavor is quite bitter which sticks around for a while, the duration of the flavor is long. The flavor is of citrus, mostly orange. The body is medium with a oily and creamy texture with lively carbonation. This is still one of my favorite IPAís. This was the first craft beer I had, and I fell in love with it, and craft beer. It was all down hill from there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
Tap. Small white (fully dissapating) head into clear dark gold body. Aroma was strong grapefruit and light molasses. Flavor: initially lightly sweet and finishes bitter with initialy sweetness intact. Medium bodied. Dry textured. Lively carbonation. Moderate lasting finish. I am really impressed with this IPA. I have been slightly dissapointed with other Bells brews, but this totally justifies their popularity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2007
A wonderful aroma of freshness and sweetness. There is a watered down flavor that hampers the beer at the end.. overall this is a good beer..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5732) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pours gold into a shaker. Pine and citrus aromas. Clean, crisp and hoppy. Lasting hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
Awesome. This beer has an awesome floral aroma with a huge amount of hops. Great lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 21, 2007
*********BEER 800***********Cloudy golden-orange body with a full, 2mm thick head of white uneven-sized bubbles. Smells of sweet hops, sugars, apricot, pear and faint peppermint. Mouth feel is thin like a cold glass of water, but never watery. Taste is cold crisp and big, full-on assault of citric hops, pine needles, caramel, transitioning to leather and biscuit dough. After is alcohol and bitter pine hops. This beer is very linear, with the taste being even and transitioning perfectly. Well-made, well-executed, well-controlled. Picked this up for a bargain at Whole Foods for $1.59/single.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orangy amber color with a frothy white head. Hops and oranges in the nose and more in flowery in the taste. Mouthfeel was good. One of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Iím not a big hophead, but even I can get into this beer. Great price and a very nicely balanced beer. Nice hops and malts playing off each other. Very good brew. Must try for an IPA lover. re-rate: After aquiring a bit more of a taste for hops and tasting a lot of other IPAís, I have to say this is definitely one of my favorites. It only gets better on tap. More floral and spicy. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Bottle: Pours with a cloudy orange body...Nice frothy head off-white head and excellent lacing. Highly seductive aroma. Extremely well balanced beer. An amazing brew to enjoy any time. Another great beer from Bells.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 12 oz bottle. Side by side tasting with Three Floyds Alpha King. Pours a pretty golden-orange color with nice lacing. Smells citrusy, hoppy and sweet. Taste is very smooth... not as hoppy as the Alpha King, more balanced. A bit more carbonated, but still feels smooth in the mouth.


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