Hopsoulution | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Nature’s finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance.

Added by TheBrewo on 09-16-2014

BEER STATS
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#2,398
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
745
pDev:
7.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of puck1225
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I got a sub-standard bottle. It is kind of boring.

Makes a good show poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Orangish yellow with good head and lacing. Subdued citrus smell. Taste is kind of piney. The feel is smooth. A good beer but probably not one I would buy again.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler at State Line in Elkton upon the employee's recommendation. Attractive with a big white head that lasts and an understated, balanced odor. The taste is big citrus and resin and caramel but dry in the finish. This doesn't taste like it is packing eight percent and shows almost no hint of alcohol. This is extremely well crafted and while it may be lacking in complexity, this is tasty and extraordinarily drinkable.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwd
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf at a Jewel in Naperville near my good friends house. It poured a clear orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had faint bitter citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus peel bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of Troopintj
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth, velvety perhaps. Not overly hoppy, rather balanced. Some orange and tart bitterness on palette. Nice.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It’s not Just a very very solid beer from a great brewery. It’s a buy some more of this brew.

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Photo of twage04
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark gold, orange with medium carbonation. Aroma is of sweet malt and juicy fruity hops. Taste is much the same with some honey malt evident along with some citra'ish hop flavor. Reminds me of chillwave or hopslam. Maybe consider this hopslam light (less hop complexity and booze)? Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Willmagz
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color with a healthy head that is higher than a finger. The nose is much more malty than hoppy. The hoppiness is also muted in the flavor profile. The body is hearty, most likely due to the potent malt backbone.

I like malt forward DIPAs but, unlike DFH90, this offering doesn't quite do it for me.

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Photo of Thomash-houston
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThemThangs
3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Boring label on the bottle, but it looks great in the glass, nice coloring and a very impressive, thick head. Smells pretty hoppy, no surprise there. Taste reminds me of citrus rind more than anything (strong rind notes), some nuttyness maybe?

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Photo of Mdez
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. packaged 4/10/18 so about 3 months old.

hazy deep amber body with a good stream of carbonation. big foamy off white head leaving thick lacing.

a little malty on the nose.

on tasting, this seems pretty well balanced at first, but then the hops come piling in. malt continues to hold up well, the hop profile is mildly citrus and pine, pine just coming out ahead. nice drink.

mouth closing in on full, finish bittersweet.

overall, as the label says, this is a very drinkable DIPA with a low end abv of 8.0. glad to have grabbed a sixer of this.

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Hopsoulution from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 745 ratings