Clareeses (191) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2018 Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is of grapefruit, it almost smells like a glass of grapefruit juice. It pours a slightly hazy amber, with a minimal head that quickly fades, leaving only lacing behind. The taste is of well balanced hops, blending citrus and bitter. The palate has the very slight hint of oils of a good IPA, and the finish is crisp. Another good addition from Bells.
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 (21) - 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.
4.7 boubalep (35) - - JAN 9, 2018
New York Jan 2018
Amber, clear. Small but Persistent head.
Amazing beer considering it claims to be single hop - centennial. Smell of resin with some freshness. Aroma of resin but lots of grapefruit. Very refreshing while butter, and not too sugary. I can se myself droning it in the forest after a good day of exploration/ kayak, waiting for the food to cook on the fire... good one.
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UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Caramel colored with decent lacy head. About as close to ideal balance of malt backbone and hops as it gets. You probably will not find a better beer than this—Astonishing complexity for a single hopped beer. Has just enough specialty malts to give the malt bill a bit of caramely complexity. Simultaneously has ample piney and grapefruit notes with a bit of stone fruit, floral, and resiny character. unclefrito62 (380) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2018
16 ounce draft at Winking Lizard. White head, film on glass. Aromas of hops and citrus. Deep hopped in taste and is very smooth. Slight pine after taste that lingers. This is a very nice beer for the style. Cheers!
Weevo (187) - Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle, orange pour with high white head. Hops, grapefruit, pine. Nice finish without being to bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone oliverclothoff (1) - - DEC 20, 2017 does not count
Greatest beer ever ever ever ever ever ever brewed is that 75 fucking characters yet
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kenhall555 () - Crossville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Almost like looks a Belgian wheat more than an IPA in a glass. Nice foamy head when poured, and fruity and hoppy taste. Overall just a good beer. LagerTamer88 () - - DEC 13, 2017
Has a great mix of centennial hops and other flavors..Definitely a top shelf IPA..Bells strives to make quality craft beer and produces well above most breweries..Pop the top on this ale as often as you can! PilsnerSampler6 (2) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2017 does not count
This beer had been hugely hyped but unfortunately it didn't live up to the up for me. It is a good beer, with a very mild hop characteristic and very smooth. But don't expect it to be a knock your socks off IPA. It's very tame but it will be hard to dislike, since there isn't any real standout feature about it.