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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution AleKalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A "German-style Double IPA" according to Larry Bell.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2008)
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Reviews by ejquin:
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ejquin

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Rusty brown with thin white head that leaves little lacing.

S: Lots of malt with some spice, caramel and brown sugar. A little rootbeer.

T/M: Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Medium bodied. Nice hop presence. Hops smack right up front and are big, but balanced nicely by malty brown sugar and caramel. Finish leaves you toungue tingling with spice. Little alcohol perception becuase the of hoppy finish, and if this is really 8.4 % abv like the last reviewer reported, that's stunning to me.

D: Again, very high for a DIPA and if it's 8.4%, then it's extremely high.

Ovr: This is a very, very good brew. Seemed to me like a Sam Adams on steroids that was much better balanced. The guy who sold me this proclaimed it "better than Hopslam" which to me it is not, Hopslam is an unbeliveable beer, but this is just simply really good.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 23:00:29 | More by ejquin
More User Reviews:
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a white head leaving plenty of lace down the snifter. The aroma is fruity if anything, with notes of citrus, tree fruit, dried assorted fruit, alcohol and pine. In the taste, more grapefruit, other citrus, peach, and pineapple. There are also more earthy and piney elements going on which add a solid bitterness. Alcohol content is noticeable but does not detract from the flavors. Full bodied, well carbonated brew. Overall, this is a Hopsoulution I can endorse. It dials in lots of fruit flavor without actually containing fruit.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2014 21:16:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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BSuter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-28-2014 14:59:59 | More by BSuter
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2014 03:32:29 | More by Slay40
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-28-2014 02:42:50 | More by teamwiggum
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2014 13:14:01 | More by DanGeo
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2014 03:34:35 | More by beergorrilla
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clager

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-26-2014 16:32:08 | More by clager
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thomseye

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-26-2014 04:06:05 | More by thomseye
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-26-2014 01:33:11 | More by DrFunkenstein
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98green

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-25-2014 23:05:32 | More by 98green
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B-Sweets

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-25-2014 03:51:25 | More by B-Sweets
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-25-2014 02:33:28 | More by comrade_tony
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a small ring around the edge, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of caramel, toffee, pine needles, earthy hops, dash of fresh fruit and plenty of mildly toasted sweet malt.

T - Starts off with toffee and pine resin quickly being joined by the earthy and fruity hops and finally the sweet caramel malt. Finish is a little sweet with some backing dryness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick, sweet feel with some dryness after each sip.

O - A decent DIPA. I am always interested in trying new to me Bell's beers but I have had better from them.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2014 22:35:32 | More by orangesol
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-24-2014 13:19:01 | More by earlholman
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2014 15:55:12 | More by Chris77McGrath
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-23-2014 02:01:50 | More by ejimhof
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lcnst1


5/5  rDev +24.4%

07-22-2014 02:12:57 | More by lcnst1
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johunnic

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-21-2014 18:39:31 | More by johunnic
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-20-2014 05:26:37 | More by Howlader
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iwillechu

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-19-2014 23:20:40 | More by iwillechu
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nrbw23

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2014 05:18:54 | More by nrbw23
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_morandi_

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-14-2014 20:39:09 | More by _morandi_
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 20:17:04 | More by KAF
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JeffNev

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-12-2014 15:54:57 | More by JeffNev
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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.