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RATINGS: 3735   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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4.1
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 I’m a novice but this was pretty good beer. citrus, orange, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

4
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 First time on tap at old chicago and it wasn’t that good because old chicago, Eden Prairie DOESN’t CLEAN THEIR LINES! But from the bottle we get the goods: Pours a mostly clear dark orange with a nice medium pillowy white head that stays. Big floral, perfumy hop aroma with a little sweet malt background. Floral, pine and grapefruit hit u up right of the bat then a nice malt kicks in the middle leaving a light bitterness in the back of the pallete. Medium bodied on the pallete.

3.9
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 8, 2006
Hemingway-esque trips? A nice thought. Had a couple of these the other night with dinner. Nice tasting IPA. Not quite as hoppy as I expected. And call me shallow, but the label threw me off a bit. Would drink it again. BAsed on cbrixius’s review, I would like to try the Draft version.

4.5
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Fantastic beer. Had it on draft at the Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill, PA. Could smell the Cascade hops from a mile away, similar to Stone IPA and Troegs Nugget Nectar in character and taste. Had it last year in a six pack but not as memorable as the draft.

5
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2010 I’ve been thirsty for this brewer ever since I signed up here. And FINALLY I make it to Detroit for the Movement music fest and just so happen to come along to a place called Jacoby’s that had a Bells product. The previous night I was left high and dry when i got to the club too late and they already stopped serving...sooo I missed out on the stout. Anyhow. VERY FINE IPA. Complex yet subtle in every degree. From the hoppy malt nose to the hop-in-the-kitchen taste. Very refreshing and clean and well blended. Some tartiness here, some sweetness there. Each sip was different. Fruits to Grasses. TECHNO AND BEER!! Because I miss this so much, it gets a 5.

3.6
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy light amber with a substantial yellow-white head with plenty of lace. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, with the smallest hint of pine. Medium body with medium carbonation. The nicely rounded taste starts sweet, with oranges, bread, apples, honey and toffee. The IPA-level hops finally show up in a bitter aftertaste. This is a really tasty, absolutely sessionable beer, but I have a hard time seeing it as an IPA.

3.8
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
On trade from sliffy. From bottle pours a cloudy light orange with thick white head. Nose is piney with a hint of floral. Flavor follows with a crisp, bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

3.4
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 27, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of gputty. Hazy, dirty yellow pour with a white head. Mostly floral nose, some grapefruit notes. Smooth, medium bitter. Nice, but I don’t get the hype.

3.9
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Clear, orangey-gold, nearly white head. Very, very nice peachy-plum fruity aroma -- like when you open your produce drawer and you’ve got some fruit that’s about to get over-ripe. Robust AIPA flavor, diacetyls, caramel, pine, mildly briney. A mature pint. Finish is medium and the hops don’t cling. Buttery at times. Better as it warms. Excellent.

4.2
GreenwoodAP (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2006 does not count
A great session IPA. Not overwhelming but distinctive. I was a little put-off at first by the thin gold color, but the flavor is full with a satisfying feel to the mouth.


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