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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

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 5 | 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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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-11-2012 04:01:27 | More by BedetheVenerable
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-05-2012 12:28:23 | More by jeffthepony
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rct828

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-04-2012 05:43:06 | More by rct828
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AgentMunky

California

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 02:17:56 | More by AgentMunky
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mjaggers

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-02-2012 13:27:04 | More by mjaggers
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey:

Pours a medium amber color. Little lacing on my snifter glass. The nose is fruit- pineapple, grapefruit, grass, and a little caramel malt. A little on the weak side for me. Taste follows suit here, very fruity. Feel is medium, syrupy, with a little dry aftertaste. Overall, not great- but worth trying. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 02:30:21 | More by jayhawk73
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brystmar

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boozy, malty, caramel-y sweetness in the nose. Lot more alcohol aromas than expected, much more so than any other IPA I've had. Is this really an IPA?

Caramel malt sweetness dominates the taste. Alcoholic warmth as it descends. Mild hops on the finish. Not much else going on here.

Only the second German-style DIPA I've had, and this can't touch the Mikkeller I had a few months back. Needs more hops, and that's not something I've ever said about an IPA before.

I don't dislike this beer; it just misses the style completely.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:11:49 | More by brystmar
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-18-2012 03:56:43 | More by jacewg
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page101

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2012 00:46:21 | More by imperialking
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EricCioe

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-06-2012 00:47:40 | More by EricCioe
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elNopalero

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 04:15:23 | More by elNopalero
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-02-2012 03:20:51 | More by Skye1024
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2012 01:04:55 | More by whartontallboy
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

12-28-2011 13:05:43 | More by enelson
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mrshoes

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2011 00:14:59 | More by TasteTester
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-07-2011 03:31:52 | More by MattyG85
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-05-2011 16:13:56 | More by DrDoitchbig
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-03-2011 17:07:30 | More by cmsimeur
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-01-2011 09:52:26 | More by HopsMatt
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TheBandit1

Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-28-2011 03:42:25 | More by TheBandit1
Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.