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 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
Ranking:
#4,141
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
764
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
195
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 764 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of Buck_Jones
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpeters
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3.36/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grupatre
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

A little less hoppiness and booziness than DIPAs I'm used to - like a midway point between standard IPA and DIPA. More easy drinking. Can probably drink more than one in an evening.

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Photo of NCSapiens
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.01/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of jguzman718
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I ate a Tex-Mex chicken burrito, heavy in lime, while drinking this and all of the citrus aromas popped in combination to enhance the flavor.

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Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of piney hops, strong citrus hops, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and a hint of spicy hops. Fits the style of an American Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness and dryness. Tastes of piney hops, strong citrus hops, alcohol, slight sweet malt, hint of tea, hint of resin, and a hint of spicy hops. Overall, good blend, appearance, body, and aroma.

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Photo of McHenry
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hackattack
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper amber color, somewhat clear, with a bit of haze. Carbonation is visible throughout, along with floaters. Acctractive foamy head retains beautifully, a lathery and soapy film throughout and sticky lacing.
Complex aroma that hints at various flavors to come. First, there is a big whiff of green and leafy hops, grass and pine, over a caramel malt aroma. Then, a dose of grapefruit, followed by mango and apricot. There is a hint of alcohol along with a persistent cookie dough sweetness.
Sweet and malt forward at first and all throughout, with flavors of cookie dough, cereal grain, caramel, honey and graham cracker cracker. The hops provide a juicy and fruity flavor, evoking a combination of citrus and tropical fruit. The bitterness becomes apparent after 3-4 sips and felt mostly in the finish, its flavors evoking grapefruit rind and pine resin.
Full bodied, doughy, juicy and chewy. Although high in hops flavoring, the bitterness does not exceed the malt dominance, which is sweet but balanced.
I can’t believe I haven’t had this one until now. Solid and tasty DIPA by a great brewery.

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Photo of haines710
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’m pretty sure that I’ve had this beer before, but I guess I didn’t review. I picked up a bottle at the supermarket and have it a try. Pours a beautiful amber with a nice thick head. Some pine and citrus scent. Hop flavor is muted and feel is primarily malt. I would prefer a little more hoppiness but this is a solid imperial or DIPA. Pretty smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of Schlitz74
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice deep orange color with about a finger of off white head. I poured it into a tulip glass as do with all IPAS. There was some lacing left on the glass. This was labeled a double IPA and it doesn't taste like at first. About an hour later it made me sleepy as all high abv. beer tend to do. I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duckworth’s Southpark Draught. 062516

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold color with white cap.

Aroma of citrus, pine and tropical fruit hops.

Taste has a hop burst up front that tracks the scent. What's surprising is the level of caramel malt riding along underneath. These flavor paths run parallel to the finish which ends on an uplifting hop note.

Full texture with balancing carbonation.

This is a remarkably complex brew with true character. Very drinkable for a beer of such depth of flavor and strength.

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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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Hopsoulution from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 764 ratings