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RATINGS: 3724   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Bottle. Has a great orange amber color and thick white head. The aroma is a mix of hops and citrus. The flavor is refreshing - I havent had another beer with such high floral qualities and the pine and citrus really gives it a mind clearing kick.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. A hazy, light amber color with smooth looking white head. Powerful nose of grassy hops. Full bodied with a silky, smooth texture. Strong hoppy bitterness with a good amount of malt to balance it out and a clean finish. Very satisfying. Canít find anything I donít like about this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 I forgot how good this really was. The aroma is so fresh and hoppy with floral in the bakground. Huge frothy head. Lacing stays around for the experience. Taste is refreshing with the hops coming through evenly. Canít wait to have this one on the first snow day in northern Indiana.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Rerating this beer after havingit again after several years and also trying many other IPAís. This is still a good beer but not as good as I originally thought. Lacks full flavor across entire palate. Its also alittle sweet for me. Has great aroma and is well crafted but lacks complete balance. Drinking Alesmith ipa compared to this is very different. Bellís probably appeals to the average beer drinker, but any seasoned beer geek will prefer Alesmith!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Botte. Large frothy head with excellent lacing. Amber color, very cloudy. This is the Cadillac of IPAís. Plenty of hoppy flavor, but it is the crispness and drinkability that make this beer one of my favorites. Makes me want to take a road trip to Kalamazoo. Bells hit this one right on the heald.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Frothy head and rose golden color. Beautiful aroma and wonderful palate and almost perfect spice. Lots of hops but never too bitter. A benchmark IPA to judge others by.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2007
the floral hops are augmented by a fruity spiciness that is quite outstanding - it really diversifies the taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 15, 2007
12 ounce bottle (thanks mom!) Pours a nice amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Leaves a good bit of lacing down the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Taste is similar, a little spicy too. Smooth drinking. I could easily have several of these. Great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours deceptively clear, & finishes off with almost an amber, which is odd for the hop content. Very citrus-y overtones at first pour. Very light/crisp for the well-rounded taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours a hazy honey colour with particulates and a large frothy off white head. Aroma of floral & some citrus hops and a malt outline. Initial taste is mostly floral hops and hints of citrus just like the aroma. Overlaying hidden sweet malts with a tidal wave of bitter hops for the finish. Crisp. Thinner body than expected. Slight Lacing of the glass with some head retention. Good Palate duration.


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