Bell's Hopsoulution | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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
Ratings:
603
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
161
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip. Can't read the bottle date.

L: Sunset orange, cloudy, half finger off-white head, lacing has good stick to the glass. Quite pretty.

S: Tropical citrus hops, mango, pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, hints of pine.

T: Very similar to the nose, lots of tropical hop flavors, with hints of pine and even some floral notes.

F: Medium bodied, decent carbonation, hop oils slick on the tongue.

O: Not the best DIPA but a good one, another good beer from Bell's.

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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think Hopsoulution is a wonderful DIPA with an inspiring name. I had it sent to me in a beer trade.

Look: Reddish amber hue with a thin white head.

Aroma: Nice aroma of pine, tropical fruit and citrus

Taste: Mild pine, tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, dank, lots of flavor.

Feel: Medium body, juicy and refreshing

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3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatornation
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed golden color with a fresh white head. Smells of tropical fruit ,citrus and malt. Tropical fruit like pineapple and pear mix with citrus fruit a nice sweet malt finish. Mouth feel had assertive and drinkable hops very little bitterness or alcohol heat a nice sweet malt compliment to the hops. this is a better brew on tap than out of the bottle

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"This remarkably drinkable Double IPA pays tribute to one of Mother Nature's finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a cream white tone over a moderately hazy copper-amber body with moderate carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and spotty. 4.5

(Smell) Juicy and bitter bouquet of hop notes, including citrus peel, piney, herbal and tropical fruit notes, and a moderate bitterness, against a malt body of crystal malt sweetness, pale and subtle bread malts with a medium sweetness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Pale malts, bread crust and caramelized sugars form a malt-centric flavor with the hop profile an afterthought- fruit and pine come through strongest, with citrus and tropical notes very subtle to absent- hop bitterness is also very reserved in the flavor, comparatively light to the aroma. Altogether drinkable and even enjoyable too- although the malt profile proves ordinary and the hop flavors very underwhelming bordering on disappointing for not coming through nearly as boldly as anticipated. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth, lightly chewy, modestly dry. Carbonation is light, generating a light frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is short of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly more sweet to hoppy bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) HopSoulution comes through to me like an unfulfilled layover between The Oracle and Hopslam, but doesn't do a great job at putting itself into Imperial IPA territory. A nice, flavorful and clean body does this beer good, but the hop flavors and bitterness are both underwhelming and uninteresting in their flavor delivery, and the beer, while enjoyable, falls short of expectations, failing to bridge the gap between two other outstanding Imperial IPA beers of Bell's. Closer to a balanced or malt-heavy IPA than a DIPA, but even if appropriately categorized, I wouldn't see myself revisiting this, as it simply wasn't that interesting. 3.75

Bell's Brewery, Inc.'s
Hopsoulution Ale
3.78/5.00

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from TW Arrowhead in early June for $11.99. Unsure of the bottling date.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that left some lacing behind.

Nose is a nice combo of citrus and light tropical.

Taste has hints of tropical hops, with a stronger presence of citrus. Finish was light pine.

Feel is medium bodied and sort of refreshing and smooth at the same time.

Overall a solid offering from Bell's that is definitely worthy of a shot from an IPA lover. It was interesting as last night I pared this with a BBQ Sloppy Joe from Blue Apron and the presumed Simcoe hops really stood out as the pine resin was heavy in the finish where as other bottles when not paired with food presented more of the citrus and tropical hop notes.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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