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Roundhouse Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Roundhouse Ale
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: luciusgilmer on 02-25-2009)
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There's nothing like a "red-pale" to sing the praises in contradictory terms to what brewers can do with beer. Its India pale ale grounding employs the toasty sweetness of Irish and American red ale for something uniquely balanced and flavored.

Its deep honey-amber hues tell the eye to expect richer sweetness and texture while its off-white froth billows to the rim. Its high citrus perfume compensates for the anticipated sweetness with candied red grapefruit and tangerine with a flowery tone that transpires. Its seared sweetness is laden with toffee, bread crust and honey-roasted pecan.

The bulk of sweetness recedes quickly, leaving behind the malty substrate of fresh-baked bread, crusted toast, and nutty tones while the hop flavor extends on the palate with citrus and tropical pineapple, passionfruit and mango.

Its bitter finish pulls forth in the far finish and begins to take command in the way that's expected of American IPA. Still, a balance of malt memory lingers on the palate and prevents complete dryness. Its medium body finishes malty-dry and lingers cleanly with pine sap and citrus pith.

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Roundhouse Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.