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Bells Kalamazoo IPA - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bells Kalamazoo IPABells Kalamazoo IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jdb288:
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jdb288

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%

Draft at Bells.

Pours clear gold with minimal head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, orange, pine. Taste is aggresively grapefruit tinged with some pine/tart hop flavor. If you like grapefruit, this is your beer. A bit lighter than expected but not bad.

01-17-2014 19:00:08 | More by jdb288
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-19-2014 12:05:25 | More by tectactoe
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-12-2013 17:26:26 | More by Chris_Panos
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-24-2012 13:28:28 | More by mdtnelson
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-14-2014 12:29:27 | More by sgttibbs
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Reappropriated

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-30-2013 21:15:38 | More by Reappropriated
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-11-2013 23:45:18 | More by beergorrilla
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-08-2013 13:43:28 | More by ohiobeer29
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Beerpiggie

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-08-2014 01:29:35 | More by Beerpiggie
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-08-2014 18:15:56 | More by buzzy
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.23/5  rDev -36.5%

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.

08-05-2013 12:20:24 | More by ThickNStout
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-20-2014 21:29:07 | More by ColdOneKev
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-11-2014 02:42:48 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2013 01:30:16 | More by Zaphog
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +3.7%

Obtained this bottle dated 10/18/13 (drank Jan. 2014) at the brewery gift shop. The body was a clear, copper color with a fine, off-white head.

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.

The mouthfeel was medium in body with fine carbonation.

07-22-2014 18:48:57 | More by Cresant
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nate-henry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

07-06-2014 08:07:10 | More by nate-henry
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Mersh

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.19/5  rDev -9.1%

Appearance: orange/yellow hues. fairly cloudy but no sediment. huge bubbly white head that hold together

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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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

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Bells Kalamazoo IPA from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.