RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber, decent head... solid lacing. Ok hop presence with, citrus notes and a piney bite. Little if any malt backbone. I love bells and love IPAs, but am confused with the unmitigated lovefest with this brew. A solid american IPA for sure.... but not on par with the CCB Jai Lais and Alesmiths of the world.
banbeernot (39) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Cloudy golden pour with thin foamy head. Nice soft lacing on the glass. Extremely floral, citrus and orange aroma with good amount of malt on the back end. Medium body, smooth transition to long lasting finish. Good balance of hop and malt. Very well crafted.
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden pour with light honey hue. Fluffy off-white foam with plenty of lacing. Nice looking beer. All the beautiful smells of a well-made IPA come rushing out. Grapefruit, lemon, floral notes, pine, and pepper all with a strong toasted malt backbone. Damn, does it taste good. Sweet biscuity malts with a kiss of honey, plenty of citrus, and a peppery hop that sticks on the tongue without being overpowering, or too oily. Doesnít assault your tongue with overwhelming bitterness, but builds up slowly and lingers. After working in a beer store for four years this is one IPA I always recommend customers try first. I am taking a job in the UP and feel as if this beer is a good omen for my move.
Ricksterdu (39) - - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a quintessential ipa.
Off the nose
Biscuit, malt and bread
on the backend:
Sweet, but well balanced
No shitty aftertaste
Good going down
The 7%abv is well masked
I had 4 beers and "feelin' it"
I definitely recommend this beer. This beer is the definition of a well balanced ipa.
I definitely enjoyed this beer. The drinkability exceeded my expectations.
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Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok. Would not go out of my way for this. So many other decent brews. This is not in their wheelhouse. Not Hopslam and not a Stout.
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great tasting beer,One Of Bells best.Creamy head and a nice amber looking beer.Piney fruit taste with a nice bite .A great IPA .
purduebacchus (39) - USA - MAY 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden wit a big lacy head, stong hoppy aroma. The right amount of carbonation. Complex taste, full of fruit and pine flavors.
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle
Aroma: pleasing mild floral
Appearance: tall, creamy head that lasts and leaves a film on surface and glass; amber orange color, slightly cloudy
Taste: refreshing, pleasant bitterness thatís just right and long lasting; finishes with a suggestion of sweetness. Invites sipping and savoring like an impressive wine.
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Intense floral aroma with notes of citrus. Flavor is initally sweet but ends with a clean, hop finish. Great balance in this beer. Another winner from Bells.
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper to gold color with a creamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light caramel mixed with the scent of mouth watering sweet floral hop goodness. Taste is at first citrusy with grassy-ness with strong bitterness that lingers on the tongue with a very slight alcohol warmth. Nice medium to full bodied mouthfeel. My memory of this beer was more balanced but in reviewing it today the hop bitterness was very prominent. A solid IPA from Bellís that I am sure I will drink many more of.