layyze (28) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Lovely IPA. Current favorite for this hop head. Well balanced hops - citrusy with a bitter finish. Simply a joy to drink. 37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007
12 oz bottle. Light amber - orange with a nice off-white head. Citrus and pine hops in the nose. Very balanced flavor with a lot of malt up front and a huge bitter hop finish. Grapefruit and pine flavors. One of my favorite. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled at the Newtown Brewfest 07 with Stegosaurus. Thank god they were their this year. I love this company.
Hazy orange color with a citrus/pine hoppy aroma. Fruit/hop and sweet malt melted in my mouth with a perfect bells blend. Svesse (8952) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2007
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 19 Nov 2007) Orange colour, slightly hazy, with huge off-white head. Fruity, floral nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and hints of pine needles. Fruity, floral taste with grapefruit, orange and pine needles. Great IPA with a lovely, but balanced, hop character. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
12 oz bottle at Eulogy Bar, Philadelphia. Hazy light amber/orange in color with a nice medium sized off white head that leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Aroma is of big, fruity, and resinous hops- grapefruit, orange and some passion fruit. Taste is also very hoppy with a ton of citrus and a nice firm piney bitterness...medium bodied, a touch of sweetness across the palate. Finishes bitter and it lingers nicely. Another great beer from Bells. Too bad Larry Bell hates NY!!!
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2007
12 oz bottle - pours a cloudy glowing golden creamed honey hue. Large rocky head that lasts forever and leaves its mark all down the glass. Huge grapefruity citrus aroma along with a decent amount of mint and rose petal. Flavour just dripping with resinous hops, bitter, pungent, herbal, minty, green. Good amount of grain to backup all this hop overload. A touch of alcohol and some yeastiness as well. Long fruity then bitter finish. I only have three more, but I wish it was 3 cases........amaaaaaazing. Best IPA I’ve had, period. BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle thanks to drewbeerme. Poured a nice orange color with a fluffy white head. Great aroma of flowery hops. Decent malt backbone gives way to a awesome, fruity hop flavor. Nice, sweet undertoness of something, toffee perhaps, round out the flavor. Bites your tongue and is easy to drink. Another great beer I have Drew to thank for. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Good lacing. Floral hop nose with hints of carmel. Nice fully carbed mouth feel. Head sticks around. Wow. Hop explosion. Very earthy hop flavor with a nice malt backbone, Carmel malt flavors. A very nice IPA. One of the best I’ve had. To me, tastes more of a traditional English ESB, probably because of the hop varietals, although lacking in malt character (ESB-wise). Big fan. Definately glad I bought a case. EDIT: 12/7/07-There’s definately a lemony/citrus taste to this also. Fantastic beer. One of my favorites. iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
Fuck yeah Bells. You continue to leave the slew a shit american microbreweries int the dust. Perfect IPA....I would love to taste a Bells double IPA. Have y’all made one?.....I’m in Florida and have only tasted five of your fine brews.... dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Poured from a bottle, this beer appeared to have evidence of more chill haze than I would have expected. The head was large, though thin, but had good retention. The aroma was full of somewhat sharp flowery hops with citrus in the background. Flavor is milder than expected, but absolutely deliciously balanced. It’s mildly sweet with a smattering of grapefruit and a little pine on top of the crisp bitterness of the hops. The mouthfeel is delicously silky and crisp. This is an interesting beer to me. Somehow the overall experience is greater than the some of it’s individual characteristics.