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RATINGS: 3440   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
djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange golden with a medium frothy white head. The aroma is a strong hop with floral notes and pine. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a smooth grapefruit with a sweet hop and pine with a nice bitter finish. Easy to drink great flavor, not overpowering in hops all around a very well done IPA from Bells.

3.5
Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Tap at Abraxas Lounge, Miami. It pours golden yellow, with a 1cm white head. The nose is floral, fresh pine and grapefruit. The taste is lemon, lime, grapefruit, pine, resin, floral, some underlying sweetness and grass, with a long bitter-dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Crisp and easy drinking. I wasn’t blown away by this, but still it’s a solid, enjoyable IPA.

3.8
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Draught, 7.1%. Good hoppy aroma, mildly piney, hint of orange juice and perhaps flatulence. Cloudy dark golden colour. Small stable frothy white head. The flavour is nicely hoppy, not unlike the aroma. There is a hint of vanilla and some soft fruit, very faint. A well-crafted and subtle beer, and very good.

3.9
bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle from D&J Liquor in St. Louis, MO. Hazy amber color with a vigorous beige head. Nice aroma of resin and floral hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy, piney with a hint of grapefruit. Finishes smooth and tasty. There’s enough malt to give the illusion of balance. Why can’t we get this in California?

3.9
Borup (15968) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2016
Canned. Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, hops, fruit, grapefruit, pine and bitterness.

3.7
Ratman197 (15632) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, floral, light pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of light carmel, orange, light pine and some herbal notes with a lingering lightly bitter finish.

3.8
gunnfryd (15511) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, citrus. Flavour is hop, fruit, citrus. Citrus and bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.8
DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Re-rate 10/19/08:Bottle. Batch 8677. Thanks a lot for this bottle archmik! Clear, maybe very slightly hazy, deep golden color. Aroma has quite a bit of floral hops with some citrus, but also a nice malty tone with caramel and some cookie notes. A sweetish flavor at first with some malt, continues hoppy and bitter with some grapefruit and with caramel lingering in the background. Medium-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. A very good balanced IPA. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8

Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Flowery, citrusy, hoppy nose. Flavor starts with sweetish malts, then comes some nice citric hoppiness. A bitter finish with some grapefruit notes. Medium-bodied with a nice mouthfeel. Very good stuff! 8/3/8//16=3.9

3.5
Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Bottle at Craig?s tasting. Bit soapy, fruity, light, sweet, thin, not for me. 2.9 26/4/16 can at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is citrus, sweet toffee, taste is similar, bitter. 3.5

3.9
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle at homw - shared with Mette. Unclear amber - light yellow head. A high hoppy nose. Aroma: Citrus, pine, freshly cut grass, dry grass. Aroma: Citrus, grape, resin, grass, pineneedle, crisp. Simpel sugar sweetness. Soft mouthfeeling, light carbonated. High hoppy bitter finish !! Very nice but a bit too simpel.


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