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
Ranking:
#2,326
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
704
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
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184
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Ratings: 704 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Slarson7
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap, 6 oz pour. Moderate head with a floral aroma and flavor (kind of like Two Hearted) and a perhaps too-solid sweet caramel malt backbone. ABV is nicely hidden but overall not something I would seek out again.

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

Photo of gordavidson
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blinding
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into small chalice: color is amber, head is light tan to off white with fine bubbles and presents about 1/2 in thick. Head dissipates to thin top with ring along the glass and great lacing on the sides.

Smell is citrus blend with some light pine, malt is not that noticeable in the aroma.

Taste is a bit sweet, not too much caramel but definite sweetness; hops present with citrus and some pine; other tropical fruit notes, hints of lemon/lime rind, but less grapefruity than some other hop blends. Yet, the flavor is good, easy drinking and i find myself with less than a few ounces left already.

Mouthfeel moderate, light lingering sweetness, good balance of sweet, bitter, and carbonation.

Overall a brew that celebrates hops by adding a bit of sweet malt which makes for a quite drinkable ale.

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Photo of Boone757
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of TonyLema1
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: copper colored, white head, some lacing
S: mix of sweet, flowery, piney and fruity
T: nice mix of flavors, sweet malt, citrus and piney hops, some tropical notes
F: really good upfront mouthfeel
O: very drinkable for a 7%-er

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Photo of RobTheKnob
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmartin75
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tastocke
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent but unremarkable ipa. Little muse, not big flavor, inoffensive finish.

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Photo of dcotom
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a whole lot not to like about this one. Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a hollow-stemmed retro goblet. This is what a beer should look like: clear, rich copper colored body under a thick white three-finger head. Big aromas and flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine, complemented by an aromatic floral note and just enough light caramel for balance. Finish is dry, pleasantly bitter, and a little astringent. Plenty of alcohol warmth without any "boozy" character. Another outstanding effort from Bell's.

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

Photo of kjkinsey
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter. Really nice nose filled with citrus (passion fruit) and pine from the hops. A nice malt backbone creating a level of sweetness along with a deliciously bitter finish from the hops. This is a really solid double IPA.

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Photo of Shippeyj
2.72/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has a sort of weathered copper color, some floaters. Big thick tan foam head. Moderate lacing and carbonation.

There is a florescent aroma, along with tropical and fruity notes. Piney, toasted caramel, molasses, resin, and biscuit malt. Slight lemon peel smell.

Much like the smell. Tastes of a nice caramel malt, sweet molasses and syrup. Piney composition, resin notes, slight lemon zest, pineapple juice, orange and lemon peels, a biscuit malt, and other tropical and fruity flavors. Feels thick and creamy. Somewhat bitter aftertaste in the back.

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

Weathered copper orange in color with a heavy haze. Poured with moderate, creamy, off-white foam with very moderate retention. Citrus and, fresh mellow pine aromas. Medium light malt aromas with hints of caramel. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Pleasant, light creamy feel followed by boozy warmth at the finish. Citrus and pine hop flavors up front and medium bitterness through the middle. Caramel malt notes follow with a citrus bite followed by pine hoppiness and emerging boozy warmth. Finished semi-dryly with mellow, earthy, pine hop bitterness and hint of caramel malt. Mellow, but tasty, hop character with subdued bitterness. Feel was a touch on the thin side for a DIPA. Easy drinking.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hopsoulution from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 704 ratings