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RATINGS: 3690   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
12 oz bottle. Heard great things, wanted to try this for a while, finally found it. Pours a golden copper with a finger high white head. Really a gorgeous color to it. Smells of hops, a little malt, lemony citrus, and some floral arrangement to it. The only thing Iíve had compare in smell was Hopslam, also by Bells. Surprisingly though, the taste was mediocre. Weak and watery, with similar flavors to the smell, except much less hops and malt. Somewhat smooth going down, but quite disappointing. Wish it had more to the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to tjthresh. Nicely balanced IPA, but not as fresh and hoppy as Im used to. Caramel malt, biscuits, citrus, floral hops, toffee, and moderately bitter. Nice and easy to drink, well done IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2009
Pours a clear, pale golden with a hefty, effervescent head. Has a big, bright, and fragrant hop aroma of pine and especially citrus. Smells a bit sweet as well. A very pleasant smelling IPA, unlike some which seem determined to overwhelm. Flavor is, of course, bitter and hoppy. Something like mint comes through. The fragrant, flowery aroma does not abate upon tasting. Itís unique and extraordinary but, unfortunately, not for me. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and sticky. Good, worthy of its reputation, but Iíd go a different direction with my own IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3148) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Golden/orange pour with medium off white head. Floral/hoppy aroma. Hoppy, slight malt, citrus, quite crisp. This would make a good session IPA. A quality brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Smells great, sweet floral hop aroma. Taste is more subtle than your typical west coast IPA, and I was a bit surprised by how pale this beer is. Taste is crisp citrus hops. Body is good. Solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Draft: Poured a golden orange with a nice white head. The aroma was sweet hops and pine. The flavor was hops, citrus and bitters. Overall, one of the best Iíve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours a light amber color with a thinly laced head. Aroma is dominated by floral hops with some honey and grass. Taste is again dominated by floral hops with some honey and citrus. Good, well balanced IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours cloudy golden orange color with nice tan head and good lacing. Strong aroma of floral hops and grapefruit, hints at whatís to come. Flavor follows aroma, slightly sweet toasted malt with very strong, almost overpowering hop bitter. Nice carbonation. Quite long lingering bitter aftertaste. I found too hoppy to drink alone, but quite nice when paired with food. Good beer, but probably over-rated at 100

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass produced an thick, foamy white head and amber body. Gorgeous looking beer! Aroma of citrus and flower notes. Flavor dominated by citrus, especially ruby red grapefruit. Creamy and well-balanced, not as bitter as you would expect from an IPA. Pleasant, mildly hoppy finish which lingered on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (812) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a hazy orange amber with white head and incredible lacing. Decent aroma of pine and maybe a bit of coriander. Flavor is spicy hops and a subtle maltiness just to allow the hops to shine. Real nice. Thanks for all the bells beers Craig! (CBkshubert)


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