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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

327 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 327
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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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-18-2013 04:34:30 | More by spycow
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pukahi91

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -1%

01-05-2013 17:45:18 | More by pukahi91
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

12-14-2012 00:35:21 | More by MSandahl23
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-11-2012 03:02:48 | More by MichPaul
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-08-2012 02:13:44 | More by WoodburyMN
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

12-07-2012 14:40:51 | More by fredmugs
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2012 04:50:12 | More by Hugonaut13
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2012 17:35:23 | More by josephwa
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

11-08-2012 22:02:36 | More by ortie
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barczar

Kentucky

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a clear copper color with a thick half inch head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Holy grapefruit! Smells like a fresh cut grapefruit at the finish. Subtle undertones of caramel malt and resinous hops are hard to find.

Resin and skunky hops dominate the flavor initially, with grapefruit and orange pith adding complexity. The caramel malt backbone surfaces briefly to tie the citrusy hops into the slightly bitter finish.

Body is moderate to slightly full, with carbonation tending toward the lower side, and substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall, a tasty dipa. More citrus hop character than anything, on the whole. The malt is present, but not the star, and the finish isn't overly bitter. It's a bit over the top grapefruit, but dangerously drinkable!

11-07-2012 22:15:08 | More by barczar
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-29-2012 00:36:39 | More by ssimpson89
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-14-2012 05:58:52 | More by fuzzcherry
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from the bottle into a half pint tumbler glass at Churchkey.

Orange amber body, with lots of rising carbonation, topped with a thin puck off white in color. While drinking gives some good ring lacing.

Nose seems very subtle and buried, some mellow pine at first which is nice but pretty closed.

Palate hits with a wonderful cask like feel and mix of solid carbonation, buttery smooth with right amount of fizz. Wonderful tropical ambush with this beer, big mango on the finish. Fruit hop angle comes with a little bit of orange citrus, and mellow light brown sugar malts.

Overall juicy hop delicious beer. Solid brew.

10-02-2012 21:54:31 | More by smakawhat
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

On tap at Bar Louie in Mishawaka, IN. Served in a shaker.

Pour: Cleargden with two fingers of soapy off-white head. Leaves amazing lacing.

Smell: Dank hops, with citrus and grapefruit. Little bit of pine. Not much of a malt presence to speak of here

Taste: Follows the nose but with a much larger citrus presence. Caramel malt kicks in to provide a nice sweetness. Hops really own the show here, and the finish is resinous and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Very juicy, but with a light refreshing body. Went perfectly with my gumbo. Would never know this clocks in at 9%.

Overall: Really, really great DIPA here from Bells and I'll be honest, I think this is better than Hopslam. Wish this was bottled again, or at least saw leg distribution.

09-24-2012 19:10:03 | More by cfrances33
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-17-2012 16:17:51 | More by ryancl
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

09-16-2012 18:19:29 | More by eawolff99
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

Enjoyed on draft at the 2012 Autumn Brew Review, from notes.

Light amber pour, clear, white head that laces up nicely. This really had a really nice soft tropical nose with citrus and mango elements. Taste is fruity, moderately bitter and dry with predominant orange, citrus notes with underlying mango and papaya. Good depth and very enjoyable presentation of a variety of fruity hop flavors. I'd definitely seek this one out.

09-16-2012 13:49:36 | More by JackieTH
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Savearth

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

09-14-2012 02:18:18 | More by Savearth
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a tulip glass at The Bulldog Northeast.

A: Burnt orange in color with a two-finger white head. Retention is excellent, with sticky lace coating the sides of the glass.

S: Some caramel malt up front, but it is soon dominated with grassy, floral hop tones.

T: Much like the smell. Caramel and toast to start, with some fruity esters on the mid-palate. Finish is dry, with massive floral and piney noble hop character.

Notes: This beer is medium to full-bodied, with incredible balance and a slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is hardly noticeable, despite being 9%. Overall a very tasty brew, and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to try it.

09-13-2012 19:36:36 | More by WYVYRN527
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

09-09-2012 01:25:23 | More by Kunstman
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Namarsha82

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

09-06-2012 09:33:26 | More by Namarsha82
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

09-05-2012 12:38:36 | More by bradfordjohnson
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-31-2012 00:35:37 | More by StoutIrish
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-26-2012 23:17:19 | More by MacStinson
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-24-2012 22:09:50 | More by CSQ1111
Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.