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RATINGS: 3734   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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3.8
cavery (48) - Palm Desert, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Extra given to me by MarkWise, thanks very much for the big package. Pour was a typical light sunlight/amber with tufts of uneven white foams. Small bubbles cackle over the honey tea body. Smell is Hoppy, but itís definitely put in a sweet background context. Taste is a hop flavor seasoning more than bitterness with a big sweet tea bread malt character. Light brioche, some sugary bread off set by a hard candy/gummy hop flavor. Really nice balance, and definitely consistent with that malty forward IPA I associate with the midwest.

4.3
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
One of my all-time favorite go-to beers. The aroma is big citrus hops with just a little pine and grass. The flavor is boldly malty but not sweet at all. The hop flavor is delicious and crisp. The finish on this beer leaves you wanting more.

4.2
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden, very clear, thin off white head, decent retention. Citrusy, pine resin on the nose some tropical fruits (pineapple, passion). Light to medium malt body, flavor poems with the tropical fruits, lightly smacks you with very citrusy hops, very well balanced, medium finish.

4.4
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Appearance is hazy orange-yellow color with moderate head and little lacing. I cross-tasted vs. Hop Devil yesterday and S.N. Torpedo tonight. It has more hop aroma than either. More of citrus vs. Torpedoís rosemary character. Taste is bitter and fruity. The label is so strange for such a great beer! Itís probably my favorite IPA. Highly recommended by me!

4.1
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pours a light hazy orange/gold. Small head diminishes to a thin ring rather quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is piney and citric and very inviting. Flavour is piney, grapefruit, some pleasant sweetness. I expected a more bitter finish I suppose. But the great aroma combines with the initial flavor and smooth, rich mouthfeel to make one want another immediately.

3.8
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 15, 2007
12 ounce bottle (thanks mom!) Pours a nice amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Leaves a good bit of lacing down the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Taste is similar, a little spicy too. Smooth drinking. I could easily have several of these. Great IPA.

4.3
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2009
One of the best pale ales out there if not the very best. One is first struck by the Baroque copper hue and light foamy head then the odiferous but not overwhelming scent of fresh earthy flowers and grains exquisitely balanced between sweet and acid. A masterpiece of brewing with a high hop rate that plays remarkably well off the other qualities of alcohol and malt.

4
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Aroma: citrus. orange. slightly hoppy. slightly sweet. Appearence: deep golden. slight carbonation. white, thin head. Flavor: bright, hoppy, orange or tangerine. nice balance of hops and hops. Palate: a bit more bitey then I prefer and more of an edge than the IPAís I typically drink (Centennial, Double Trouble, Crooked Tree, even Dogfish head 90-minute). Overall impression: Very good, quality IPA - not amazing, but a solid, safe bet.

4.2
wwwdottom (47) - Breese, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
12 oz bottle - pours a slightly hazy light orange with minimal head that leaves a little bit of lacing - Citrus hops in the aroma and taste - At 7% abv the alcohol is hidden very well and this beer goes down dangerously smooth with a slight bitterness on the palate - As of 11-9-09 the commercial description here says "this beer doesnít have Bells in front of the name by explicit request from the brewer" - well if I was the brewer I would definitely put my name in front of this beer as it is delicious and easy to drink - Mega kudos to the brewer!

4.5
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2011
It pours a clear copper/honey color with a decent sized white head that leaves some good lacing. The aroma is of citrus, floral and piney hops with a little bit of bready malt with a definite grapefruit scent. The taste follows the nose, Iíd like it to be a little more complex but itís quite good the blend of citrus, floral and piney hops come in witha little bit of a grassy taste followed by bready malts. The palate is a medium bodied crisp finsih with no sign of alcohol, Overall: This is the craft beer I drink the most, itís quite tasty and available everywhere.


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