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Bell's Kalamazoo IPA - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Kalamazoo IPABell's Kalamazoo IPA

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 12-23-2010)
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3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/24/2010. On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a clear orange brown with a small white head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus, and caramel malt. Flavor of caramel (tons of crystal malt), bitter hops, and piney and grassy hops. Just ok -- I wasn't particularly a fan of the hop character and the malt base was pretty weak as well. Overall, a disappointing IPA.

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22oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks Reid!). Bottled 5/20/13. Served in a small wine glass on 8/1/13.

Pours orangish gold with one finger pale head that lingers and leaves decent lace.

Smells of biscuit and light pine. More like what I associate with a lightly hopped amber than an IPA.

The cracker found in the nose dominates the flavor as well followed by muted orange peel, floral, bread and a dash of pepper.

Medium thin feel with moderate carbonation. Muted "hop bread" aftertaste.

All around lackluster. I'm surprised that the brewery that has delighted hopheads with Two Hearted, Oracle and Hopslam would brew and then release something so subpar. A brewery only release that I tried this one time but will pass in the future.

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The smell was leafy and soapy. Amarillo hops??

The taste was piney with only hints of sweetness. Gentle bitterness. A solid, simple IPA. Very drinkable.

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Smell: crystal malts. faint hops. light fruit notes

Taste: some light fruitiness up front. citrus mainly. followed by a mixture of crystal malts and spicy hops. malts seem more powerful as bitterness is low.

Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp. low bitterness. quite sticky though

Overall: This ipa is a let down from bell's for me. i was excited to see something new in the general store when i stopped by but this just straight doesn't do it for me. I don't think i can handle the crystal malts in ales.

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Bell's Kalamazoo IPA from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.