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Review by beagle on 11/25/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 2 10 20 4 10 0
Kudos to Larry and the Bell's brewers. This is a great beer.

Served via a 12 oz glass to a snifter (as are all bottled beer by myself).

I blindly bought a case of this at the Bell's general store (as I love IPA's especially 2IPA). At $44 a case/$12 a 6er. I figured Bell's must know this is a good beer.

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Started clear, but quickly turned a clearish orange in color. Small head, which dissipated quickly.

Taste: at first a fruity taste hits yours tongue followed quickly by the bitterness you would expect from a DIPA. A little less harsh bitterness then I expected, but none-the-less it is present. As for the fruit taste, I cannot put my finger on it, as stated before, it could be grapefruit and apricot, but not sure. It sure is special.

Mouthfeel: As stated before, less harsh then most DIPAs, and quite smooth.

I will be enjoying this case and maybe a few more for many weeks.

GOOD WORK BELL'S!


NEW 2008 REVIEW!!!


2008 batch 8277

This beer looks exactly like last years brew. Same small quick dissipating head with that beautiful orange color. The smell is out of this world. I love the smell of this brew, I think I could smell it all day long. The taste is much more harsh this year it seems. The alcohol is harder in this one. Thus kinda putting the grapefruit and other flavors on the back burner, unlike last year. I give this batch a slightly lower taste score then last years batch just because of that alcohol burn. All in all, still one of the best beers out there.

Served In: Snifter