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RATINGS: 3715   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 This is a fantastic example of a fine IPA. IPA was a favorite style of mine a few years ago when I first started trying craft brews, and this beer brings me back to what a golden-fine hop-tastic ale can be. Itís great and deservedly #2 highest rated IPA. TRY IT!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 On tap at Thirsty Troll Brewfest

This was the best beer available at the festival. Iíve had it a couple of times now; this was just as good as I remember it being in the past. Hopefully this makes as much money for Bellís as it deserves. While it is not quite the best IPA (that honor currently goes to Alesmith) it is certainly not second rate. Not only is it excellent you should find it almost everywhere.

Aroma / Appearance - The golden yellow body had a nice tint as the sun trickled through it. A white clean head sat on top gracefully guarding the beer beneath. By now my nose was not quite as fresh as it was earlier in the afternoon but I was still able to pick up freshly mowed glass, orange rinds and aggressive hops.

Flavor / Palate - Bitter orange chocolate highlights the first sip. Next comes wheat and lemons mixed with dry spices. The hoppiness is very strong making this ideal for waking up the palate halfway through an evening. It is almost aggressive enough to be an imperial IPA but not quite.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2009 This is a fine IPA that stands up well with spicy food. It is hop heavy but not too bitter. Itís refined flavor make it the Bellís flagship, the 7% ABV make it deadly!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 9-20-07 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with fluffy head. Wonderful, almost tart or tangy hops smell. Very light and floral and fruity hops, which warms to smell a bit heavier. Nice crisp, clean taste. More carbonated than I expected, and is deceivingly light weight on the palate. Taste is slightly soapy and drying. Very smooth and enjoyable overall. No strong, unwelcome bitterness. As it warms it creates a sort of coating on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2007
deep golden with a frothy head. big piney and floral aromas. sticky lacing. flavor was grassy and a touch of critrus. big hoppy flavors throughout. mouthfeel was medium and well coating. nice bitter finish. classic daily drinker of an ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 12oz. Awesome amber/deep gold hue. Dense, off-white head. A bit more carbonation than I am used to, but is well suited to the hops and well integrated carmalized flavors. And I love the label artwork.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle, light orange/rust colour, cotton candy-hop aroma, sweet lemon flavour with a lovely hop finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice amber. Citrus, caramel and hops in both the aroma and taste. Well balanced, nice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, lemony. Medium body, sweet and fruity, remids me of fruit loops cereal over grapefruit juice. Excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle thanks to DrBayern
Rich golden amber pour with a big sudsy white head in a tulip. Smell is sweet caramel like with a soapy floral hop aroma. Nice hop flavor with a bit of a dull malt sweetness, however. Not a bad IPA by any means, but I found it fairly mildly flavored in comparison to some others I liked more.


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