Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!!
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the floral hops are augmented by a fruity spiciness that is quite outstanding - it really diversifies the taste
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.