stevoj (6040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2018 Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured a murky copper color. Sweet smelling aroma of hops and citrus. This is a well balanced beer! Obviously very hoppy, but with plenty of malts to balance it out. I’ll be drinking more of this in the future!
Can from Whole Foods. Medium amber/golden with nice fluffy head. Looks great. Aroma is malty, bready, a hint of hops. Taste brings the hops forward, but this is a not big hoppy IPA, so they support the malt bill, working with it. very well rounded, smooth, nice textures. Worthy of its reputation. Been seeking this for a while. bertman31 (6) - - MAR 10, 2018 does not count
like drinking a grapefruit peel i cant tell you how much i hate thos beer ugh please kill me now
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A must have for any ipa lover.
Bells always does a great job, and this is it at their best.
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Keg in Clubhouse, Philly. Clear, golden with a thin white head. Pine, tropical fruit aroma, flavour is both of those ramped up to 11, but beautifully balanced. I want to drink this all night, but at 7% I can't. Damn you Bell's! randiek101 () - SAINT CLAIR SHORES, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2018
Always good, always constant! When someone new to craft beer wants to know what an "IPA" tastes like this is what I give them. A perfect example of a can't go wrong IPA.
GregM05 (32) - - JAN 29, 2018
Phenomenal beer. One of the best tasting IPA's I've ever tasted. Would definitely buy a case and recommend it to everyone.
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I will be there at the same time I don't have a car so I can get a ride to thebeerbandit (80) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 1/22/18
With Abby and James and they got back from Lana Del Ray concert.
Poured from can bought back in Chatt. Hazy medium amber with a head that dissipates pretty quick.
Smell is classic IPA. Piney/floral hops.
Taste is juicy hops. Very floral and I’m really tasting the pine. Not super fruity. Significant caramel malt but it’s not that sweet. Supremely well-balanced. Delicious.
Palate is sticky medium-thick. Bitter hops hang around on the finish.
Overall, I had high expectations and this really lived up to it. Pretty much a perfect, balanced IPA that’s bitter and aromatic but also malty. Clareeses (214) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 On draft at bar Louie CWE. Oh how I reminisce on college days....
Aroma 6 /10: very faint hoppy, grassy, a tad floral aroma. Can't detect much, but it's pleasant.
Appearance 4 /5: a classically attractive beer. Clear amber with big frothy white head.
Palate 4 /5: incredibly smooth with little resinous aftertaste lingering. Weirdly smooth to me, for an IPA.
Taste 7 /10: heavy on the malt, I taste a lot of rye and roasted malt. In terms of hops it's minimal, some wood and oakiness is detectable.
Overall 16 /20: I know that people love this beer, and I don't blame them. This is a classic beer for people who like beers. For me, it doesn't fall into the ipa category. It tastes like a very smooth ale. For that reason, my overall us considerably lower than others.
Final: 3.7 mhuntsman (27) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 On tap at Bar Louie in STL.
Aroma 8/10: Clean notes of grass and pine.
Appearance 5/5: Thick white head that is very sticky and resinous. Lovely lacing on my 20 ounce pour.
Palate 5/5: Substantial and carbonated. Sticky but not overly sweet.
Taste 10/10: A very good, easy to drink ale. Some resin flavors with that classic ipa pine.
Overall 19/20: One of my favorite beers. A classic American ale.