Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.96/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Westville Pub Asheville. Served in a 10 oz cocktail glass.
A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly fu sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves clots behind on the glass.
S- Earthy, slightly pungent hops. Smells sort of like an amped up Two-Hearted.
T- Taste follows the nose with piney hops and a pronounced bitterness. More citrus notes than in the nose with some grapefruit and lemon coming through.
M- Lingering sharpness with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- If you find Two-Hearted to be too mild, go for this one. While it's not even close to as good as Bell's trophy winners, The Oracle and Hopslam, it packs a powerful hop punch that will tide you over while you wait for the aforementioned beers' release dates.
Serving type: on-tap
01-21-2014 22:18:51 | More by Immortale25
4.41/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap at Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo in a pint glass
A- Nice clear medium-dark amber, darker than Two-hearted, with a nice white head that lingered and stayed surprisingly long throughout.
S- Strong papaya and pineapple notes. some citrus. Light pine, some light earthy notes.
T- Similar to aroma and more pine with a bigger bitterness than I was expecting. The malty sweetness is still there and makes this a very balanced IPA.
M- Great carbonation and very easy drinking considering the ABV. It's only one point lower than Oracle but it drinks more like Two-hearted.
O- I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and am glad I found it. I was worried it was only distributed to Illinois. I found the hop profile more to my like compared to Two-hearted, I'm just not that into giant floral notes. To me this beer is more similar to Oracle and Hopslam's profile, like if those two had a baby brother, and has more balanced sweetness with the big hops, which is my preference with IPAs. Wish the bottled this stuff for places other than Illinois, I would buy all the time.
Serving type: on-tap
10-31-2013 00:42:04 | More by PaulyB83
Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.