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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

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 61
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 325 | Reviews: 148 | Display Reviews Only:
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-29-2011 21:02:42 | More by TCgoalie
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moodyxc9

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-06-2013 22:16:13 | More by moodyxc9
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-14-2014 01:08:14 | More by jscheuf
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-12-2014 03:23:56 | More by JRod1969
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-01-2014 00:30:36 | More by superdoopersauce
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-23-2014 02:01:50 | More by ejimhof
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-01-2014 01:15:15 | More by jsprain1
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B-Sweets

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-25-2014 03:51:25 | More by B-Sweets
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 13:51:40 | More by Gtg642
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-20-2014 22:24:00 | More by BullBearHawk
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-08-2014 03:32:20 | More by PA-Michigander
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iwillechu

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-10-2013 17:15:43 | More by jamiecoppin
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page101

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-16-2012 00:16:39 | More by page101
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2014 23:54:07 | More by Williaar
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yinz11

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-15-2014 14:50:45 | More by yinz11
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Vukusich

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-01-2014 03:03:20 | More by Vukusich
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-05-2012 12:28:23 | More by jeffthepony
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-06-2013 22:05:54 | More by hosehead83
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McAndrew

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-21-2013 13:52:00 | More by McAndrew
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clager

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%

12oz bottle into snifter: from notes.
A: A short head retention, on a white fluffy nose. The body is a hazy orange, with a bright character in the light.
S: A grapfriut sweetness from the hops, overall a very medium intensity from the aroma.
T/M: The front is a nice hop bit and the mouthfeel is silky. Nice hop complexities and the finish ends on a dry note.
D: This is a classic IIPA, that lives up to the name. I will be going back for more of this. Easy to drink for the ABV and not too much unwanted resin characters.

10-13-2010 12:53:12 | More by GDBEERMAN
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ejquin

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

05-31-2008 23:00:29 | More by ejquin
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Third pairing of RFD Washington's Bell's Beer Dinner. This beer was brewed especially for Illinois, due to distribution laws, the brewery was having issues with Hopslam. To combat this, they came up with a (hop)solution: create a new beer! This was paired with Machengo macaroni and cheese with carrots, cauliflower and peas topped with brioche crumbs.

A: Insanely clear amber pour with a small white head. Decent retention and lacing. 4

S: Ton of bitter hops without a malty backbone. All about the hops with some tropical fruits like citrus and mango. 4.5

T: Follows the aroma perfectly. Citrus and orange for the fruits. Bitter hops. A small malt backbone and some alcohol add a nice balance. Very enjoyable. 4.5

MF: Really bitter and drinkable. Alcohol on the backend. 4

O: As delicious as Hopslam and very balanced. I have to try Hopslam again before I reach a final verdict as to which is better. My gut, however, is going to give it to Hopslam. The big IPA pairs nicely with the mac and cheese. They’ve done a great job pairing the beers and the food so far. 4.5

01-14-2012 17:13:30 | More by russwbeck
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elNopalero

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Spelled this one incorrectly in my notes and it took me forever to figure that out! ISO: Editor…

Anyways. This pours a golden tan-straw color. There’s a very fruity hop profile to this, not just citrus but also tropical fruits. I’m thinking of grapefruit and pineapple, primarily. Comes through on the aroma and definitely on the taste as well. It’s a good one.

01-03-2012 04:15:23 | More by elNopalero
Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.