Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution AleKalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale

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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 64
Gots: 18 | 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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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. The alcohol is more hidden compared to Oracle and Hopslam.

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, 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.

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On tap at the Bulldog Downtown

A. Hazy amber like honey. No head. Pencil thin lacing.

S. Grassy. Piney. Lemon peel. Pepper. Cut flower.

T. The taste does mimic the wonderful smell. All those aromas come through. Fresh and bitter.

M. Medium. It has a backbone. Foams a bit. Finishes with a bit of booziness.

O. Very well done. English style IPA. Not my favourite of the style but tastes great. The hop profile is awesome. Right up front. Maybe too much heat. Excellent nonetheless.

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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.