AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Hops from beginning to end. Bright golden color with significant white head and lots of hops in the nose. Malt sweetness and hops come together at the taste for a very flavorful combination. An enjoyable IPA even for a non-hop head. bennylava (99) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
12oz botlle. Wow, what a fantastic IPA. Pours an golden amber color with nice head and great lacing. Amazing balance of malt and hops, awesome aroma and taste. Wonderful hop bitterness too.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Pours a deep, clear, golden color with an ambitious white head that leaves behing a sticky lacing. Aroma is dominated by citrus (lemon and orange notes) as well as pine, with a slight caramel aroma underneath it. Taste features a prominent hop bitterness to begin, but is balanced a slight caramel sweetness and a short finish. In all honesty, it seemed a bit watery, and the short finish, which makes it drinkable, undermines it. ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 USA-BottleAppearance- Pours golden with a soapy white head that thins quickly.Aroma- Floral bouquet with hints of citrus and pine.Taste- Unique. Nice hops flavor that ends on a sweet note.Palate- Very smooth, medium bodied with light carbonation.Overall- Nice solid IPA. Extremely drinkable and pleasant. Bell?s has yet to disappoint me. cwill (99) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Amber pour with a thin one finger head. Aromas of malt, pine and citrus fruits. Initial taste of lemon, followed by a sweet malty body; flavors of apricot, orange and peaches. Medium body with a crisp creamy mouth feel. Strong hop character with a semi-sharp bitterness and a bitter dry finish. I love this beer. One of my favorite IPA’s.
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden copper color with a white head. Smells of refreshing floral hops with citrus undertones. Tastes of intense piney hops flavor. Not overpowering though. The sweet malty backbone stands up well to the intense hoping. Long clean finish. A very refreshing brew. One of the best IPAs I have ever had. Would definitely recommend this brew! droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of Illinismitty. Poured a nice cloudy amber color with a 2 finger thick off-white head. Good head retention with nice lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with notes of pine. Flavor is very well balanced with lots of hop bitterness complimented with some malty sweetness. Great mouth feel with a crisp lingering aftertaste. Definitely a top 5 IPA. Too bad it is not sold locally. YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Too bitter yet light; hard to identify flavors. Concealed the alcohol well though. smell was nice, but not all that intense. Not much head when I had it on tap but lacing lasted throughout, easy enough to drink. Great 3rd or so beer, because by then you can tolerate the bitterness and can take advantage of the alcohol. phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Aroma of bread, citrus and perfume. Flavor is a perfect balance of malt and hops. Finish is long and dry with a dollop of malty caramel sweetness. Too balanced. I like more hops.