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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

367 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 63
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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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a white head leaving plenty of lace down the snifter. The aroma is fruity if anything, with notes of citrus, tree fruit, dried assorted fruit, alcohol and pine. In the taste, more grapefruit, other citrus, peach, and pineapple. There are also more earthy and piney elements going on which add a solid bitterness. Alcohol content is noticeable but does not detract from the flavors. Full bodied, well carbonated brew. Overall, this is a Hopsoulution I can endorse. It dials in lots of fruit flavor without actually containing fruit.

Stinkypuss, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BSuter, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Slay40, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

teamwiggum, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DanGeo, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

beergorrilla, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

clager, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

thomseye, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrFunkenstein, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

98green, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

B-Sweets, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

comrade_tony, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of orangesol
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a small ring around the edge, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of caramel, toffee, pine needles, earthy hops, dash of fresh fruit and plenty of mildly toasted sweet malt.

T - Starts off with toffee and pine resin quickly being joined by the earthy and fruity hops and finally the sweet caramel malt. Finish is a little sweet with some backing dryness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick, sweet feel with some dryness after each sip.

O - A decent DIPA. I am always interested in trying new to me Bell's beers but I have had better from them.

orangesol, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

earlholman, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ejimhof, Jul 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

lcnst1, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

johunnic, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

iwillechu, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

nrbw23, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Photo of plutoniumpete
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Dublin, OH

Never had this beer before, but I love a double IPA as much as the next hop head. Great beer, great flavor, bought a growler of it to send back east as part of a trade. Had it head to head next to Double Trouble, and it stood its ground. Not as much fruit as a DT, but more centerd on a straight up IIPA with a mouthful of bitter hops with flavor to go along with it.

plutoniumpete, Jul 11, 2014
Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.