terrytolbert (1) - Gilmer, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2017 does not count DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Dec 15, ’03: Served from a beer engine at the Map Room, and at English Ale temperature. Good thin yet persistent head. The hand pull yielded a beer with no bubbles, yet a firm mouthfeel. The IPA hops were actually subdued, nicely balanced between floral and bitter. Somehow I picked up a note of cherries, too. Color is lighter than the usual American IPA, closer to a Vienna or even a Pilsner. I had hoped to get a better impression of Bells than I did at their Eccentric Cafe taproom, and I was right.
Bottled, May 22, ’05. A slightly different experience from a chilled bottle, and no less fascinating. Unfiltered like the other bottled Bell’s, with quite a lot of bits floating around, that don’t detract in the least from the enjoyment. I may have waited a bit too long to open this bottle I got in November, as the floral hops I noted on draft are a little rougher, more piney and northwestern. But just another facet of a fascinating and complex beer.
Great beer,more east coast style,not too citrusy,good malt hop balance and light to medium body while not to complex and good finish.
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Golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma - Malt body to support a good hop flavour that has a good hop flavour that has fruity, herbal and hints of pine with a good bitterness - The hop flavours goes into the finish - This was good rakey () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 A beer for all occasions and moments. Clean, crisp, refreshing hop notes. Great taste of centennial hops to this beer. Just can’t get enough of this beer. ereichle01 (3) - - JUL 5, 2017 does not count
Hell of a beer. Appropriately hoppy with a nice finish. Not a palate killer. Maybe it's the level of malts because it finishes so well. Great forward IPA at first
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meccahh69lol (220) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2017
We had to travel to another state to find it, but we finally got our hands on this famed brew. It is still very good, but not like BEST BEER EVER I thought when
i had it a few years ago (VT breweries have spoilt us). It pours a nice orange amber color best viewed inside of a mouth on a moving train and has an odor of wheaty orange with faint gym sock. The taste is a smooth bitter hop ride with a pronounced maltiness. It is very smooth and easy drinking, like an IPA/amber ale hybrid. Despite the 7% ABV, this is almost more of a sessionable, every occasion utility beer that goes down way easy. Good for late night binges of Vice Principals and train rides back home after long, amazing, exhausting weekends with your boo boo. Fujimo2000 (169) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Pours golden with a lasting off white lacing. Super dry piney front that lingers throughout. Just the right amount of dryness. ZacM612 (716) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Draft at Margaritaville at Universal Studios Florida. Mostly clear, amber color with a little white head. Piney and fruity aroma. A fruity sweetness up front with a medium bitterness in the finish. Nice.
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Amber pour with a thin one finger head. Aromas of malt, pine and citrus fruits. Initial taste of lemon, followed by a sweet malty body; flavors of apricot, orange and peaches. Medium body with a crisp creamy mouth feel. Strong hop character with a semi-sharp bitterness and a bitter dry finish. I love this beer. One of my favorite IPA’s. apopielarz (22) - - JUN 18, 2017
Good enjoyable, drinkable American IPAA could be a little higher on hops in the flavor.
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