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RATINGS: 3699   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2002
A nice IPA. A fruity nose and taste. A nice dry finish. The head fades quickly which is a bit of a disappointment.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
The bright fresh aroma of wet hops and light citrus and banana accompany this cloudy, bright orange-amber beer. The white head has some fast lace as it lingers in a thin layer. Citrus and pepper hit your tongue in a creamy cascade that runs straight into the bitter-world. Ripe grapefruit with a tiny bit of Pez. All this complexity turns to faint hop bitterness in the finish without ever becoming harsh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2009
A great ipa. This beer could serve as the baseline for the category. It pours with great white head and goes down so easy. Decent balance with a great rounded hop character. Well done to the Bell.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robobeerbelly (78) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
Excellent flavor with a strong, bitter after taste. Not my style of beer. But I would definately have another one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zubblwump (77) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours hazy orange-amber, with little head. Smell is fresh hopiness, some overripe fruitiness underneath. Taste is bitter hops up front, smooths out some after. Thin body, but it fits here. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steinface (77) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Had out of the bottle. Creamy head that sticks around. Quite honestly the best IPA I’ve had yet

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2009
I love this beer...This is the beer that started my obsession with hops...Still tastes as good today as it did all those years ago...............................................

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAG55 (77) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 hops are floral aroma with hints of grapefruit, color of medium amber, opaque and hazy, nice off-white head, foamy with great lacing, lightly sour taste and a medium bitterness, nice malty flavor with perfect hops balance, medium body, soft carbonation, a long dry bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 This beer has a nice malty aroma and flavor, and a very pleasant citrus hop aroma if you get a young bottle. The hop aromas fade with time, but the beer remains one of the best ipa?s available. Well balanced bitterness with slight caramel malt profile. One of the best ipa?s available.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Pours a light yellowish brown with a small, white head that lingers. Aroma is strong and hoppy, with herbs. Parsley and grass, smells delicious. The flavor is a lot more subdued, but still very hoppy, with grapefruit and orange at the front. Thereís some earthy herbal flavor as sips go through, and the beer finishes with more grapefruity bitterness. This brew is spectacular. Pungent, hoppy aroma, and smooth, drinkable flavor.


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