Larry's Stupid Quadrupid Citrus IPA | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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4.05/5
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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): 15.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-17-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
pDev:
17.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Docrock:
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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bells 8 oz served in a snifter. Note to other reviewers, 5 oz servings at Bells are served in sampler glasses not snifters.
A: nice Amber color with a slight caramel colored head that quickly vanished. Lacing was extremely sticky head was minimal as the glass was literally filled to the lip.
S: the malt backbone way overpowered this version. Booze was clearly evident but al,out no hops on the nose, less so than the other version
T: the hops in this version were completely buried, no citrus, very slight grapefruit aftertaste but even that did not linger.
M: full bodied and sweet. The regular Stupid Quadrupid was better with much more hop presence. Again, not sure this should be considered a DIPA. Either a strong ale or strong American Barleywine. At 15% any more than an 8oz pour could be dangerous, it goes down pretty easily.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Futbolmanby
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.24/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 666threesixes666
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

amazing beer, super dark with a hint of fuel to it. heavy duty, not for the faint of heart. goes well with bells bacon pops. i got this beer in a sampler. high gravity craft beer is excellent.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDizzle
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.67/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnymaltby
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

5 oz. pour from tap at the Cafe, into a snifter.

A - Deep, near-opaque, near-ruby, light off-white head.

S - Deep citrus tones, dried fruit, and a bit of booze.

T - Starts off with an explosion of citrus. Sweet orange, passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and a bit of apricot. The gigantic malt backbone gives a sweet impression to the fruity tones, which, along with the dark fruit esters that take form later in the palate, make this one tropical mother of a beer. Perceived bitterness is low, just enough to make this perfectly balanced. Subtle esters and caramelly malt tones become a bit more apparent throughout the palate, until a boozy finish washes over out of nowhere. Residual taste is a tad bitter, and real boozy.

M - Wonderfully full-bodied without being chewy or syrupy, and sweet without being cloying.

O - Not at all what I was expecting. I had no idea something like this could come together so well.

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Photo of shivtim
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FinchSCF
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of red94tt
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BLZR
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALC82
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Larry's Stupid Quadrupid Citrus IPA from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 18 ratings