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RATINGS: 3431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
This is good stuff, period. As far as ale is concerned, this is where is it at. The only place they blew it was the label. Instead of a fish, they should have put a sunset over the ocean, or a beautiful woman in a bikini, or a bunch of teenage friends in a convertible on a friday night.

3.6
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2010
It was pretty good, but to me it felt a little thin, and I was expecting a little bit more. It had some floral and citrus notes, but like I said, a little thin.

3.5
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Just had Bells at Boulders on Broadway. One of the many new beers on tap. I am excited to see Bells in Arizona finally, and the quality hasn’t really diminished with larger distribution. The beer tasted just like the other times I have had it. There is a nice, medium sized, white head that slowly cascades down the glass. The Hops up front have a sweet taste that really cuts into the bitterness of this beer. At 7% I think it is one of the more drinkable beers of its style being distributed nationwide.

4.1
bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 18, 2010
Pours golden orange with small diminishing head. Significant lacing on the glass. Lots of floral hop in the aroma. Surprised by the balanced taste after the big hop aroma. Medium palate and nice balanced finish.

4.5
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2013
I hate that Bells is not in Maryland. Any time I travel to VA, I stock up. It’s just plain good. That is all.

4.3
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 Pours a beautiful hazy amber color with a nice big head. aroma is very hoppy and really smells like a summer afternoon. Flavor is very well balanced there is lots of hops and some nice sweetness. also the flavor is a tad bit fruity. Flavor is very nice, however it does feel a little watery and could stand a little bit more dexture, nevertheless this is a great IPA.

4.7
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Deep gold to bright orange in color with thick, lasting white head, very cloudy if you aren’t careful to hold back the yeast in this bottle conditioned beer. Vibrant citrus aroma with just a hint of malt. Flavor explodes with citrus; lemons and oranges predominate with just a touch of grapefruit. Spicy undertones with malt to balance, slightly sweer without being cloying. Medium bodied with a refreshing carbonation bite. Just a great, great example of what an American IPA should be.

4.1
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2009
This is a great IPA. Very drinkable with a nice combo of citrus and bitter hops. I could drink a ton of these. Great Flavor and Aroma. One of my favorite IPA’s so far

4.3
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Very enticing thick, froth, accompanied by a very crisp, flowery aroma. Creamy, full, smooth - feels really nice in your mouth. A bit tart...delicious.

3.6
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Pours mostly yellow with a frothy white head that I managed to get about 1 inch over the top off the glass. Very citrucy/grapefruit hop aroma, very powerful as well. Can’t seem to smell any malts at all. Oh well. The taste is pretty underwhelming. It’s quite bitter and quite tangy, but aside from a mellow malt body around mid tongue, there really isn’t much to taste. Goes down clean and has a pleasent aftertaste tho. I’m a little let down :( It’s tasty, and it sure smells nice, but I’ve definately had better IPA’s.


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