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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
91
outstanding

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 64
Gots: 17 | 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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

dnh2, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

jlivings757, Dec 12, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a dark copper coloration. The head of the beer resolved to a thin cream color. The lacing makes nice concentric rings around the glass.

Smell: This is truly fantastic. The beer has caramel and chocolate malt aromas. I swear the hops are kicking up pineapple, mango and papaya.

Taste: The flavors are a perfect carry over on the aroma. The beer has some nice bittering hops at the back to keep things from becoming too sweet.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is on the plus side of medium. The carbonation is low but I think it works well with the beers overall character. Very slick and smooth on the finish. This beer is highly drinkable and I am already missing the beer.

nlmartin, Oct 05, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

josephwa, Nov 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

mattsucks, Oct 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

qwe2323, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

fuzzcherry, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Beerlover, Sep 24, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%

Desimoaj, Sep 01, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a 6 ounce snifter (then a ten ounce half-pint glass) at Beer Run in Charlottesville. From notes. Reviewed 1 February 2012 (last night).

A: Light head, good lacing. Clear orange with some bubbles.

S: Phenomenal! Loads of hops and soft fruit. Complex, spicy, foreign hops.

T: Light and interesting. Lots of fruit. It's a bit dry. (The rumour is that the keg got stale and, while it is vaguely reminiscent of a stale Saltine, it is no less excellent for that.) Hops are piney and bitter and don't taste very German.

M: Malty and bitter. The beer is more substantial than I first believed.

O: A riotous good beer with excellent balance between the excellent malts and the engaging hops.

AgentMunky, Feb 03, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at The Tap. Did some reasearch before I had this beer and I definitely agree that it is lacking in aroma. I did enjoy this beer much more than The Oracle but not as much as Hopslam. This is a very drinkable beer and by that I mean the alcohol content is very hidden. I could have pounded down several more of these and I will surely go back and get more before it's gone. For me the lack of aroma is the only thing keeping it from being World Class.

fredmugs, Dec 07, 2012
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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

JeffNev, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl: rich grains and hops, some pine and grass. This also has a light fruit sweetness up front and then is balanced by the hop – there is a lingering grapefruit in the finish.

pat61, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

DrDoitchbig, Dec 05, 2011
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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.