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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

266 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 58
Gots: 4 | 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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mdm46410

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Batch 8779) and served in a pint glass. This beer poured a hazy, dark amber with a very thin head of tan bubbles. Some spotty lacing was left around the glass. The aroma included sugary caramel, toffee, peach, and orange zest. The flavor was slightly sweet, and full of tropical fruit, orange juice, peach, and also some earthy pine. The caramel is there, but it doesn't really stand out. A crisp, clean bitterness lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with a slight oiliness. Mild carbonation. Nice and hoppy, but not your usual DIPA. The combo of hop flavors is quite unique and really interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 03:18:16 | More by mdm46410
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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.

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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.

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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.