Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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435 Ratings
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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution AleKalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A "German-style Double IPA" according to Larry Bell.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
435
Reviews:
159
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 435 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Irish57
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a 2 finger slightly off white foam head, some carbonation, dark caramel orange body, heavy soapy lacing
S: citrus, sweet grapefruit, cracker, some pine
M: medium body, piney resin on tongue
T: pine, grapefruit rind, cracker, mineral
O: smells great, the taste is good but not similar to the aroma

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Photo of delta490
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden amber with a finger width cap of foamy tan head. Great retention, it is soapy and leaves small spots of lacing. The aroma is mild, more malts than hops, but it is still enjoyable. The taste is also malt forward but brings a little more hops to balance the beer. It has a medium light mouthfeel with just a faint carbonated tingle and is mostly smooth.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange amber in color, hazy with a slightly tan head.

S: That’s what I am talking about. Grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, and mandarin oranges. Just a wonderful smelling beer.

T: Taste follows aroma. Bright orange peel, mandarin oranges, pineapple, some light bread notes, but hops are the focus.

M: Medium in body, with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: Overall just a damn fine beer.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Majestic
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msp88
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chiefbender
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gwald70
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleigh
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks like an average DIPA, smells like an average DIPA, but this one has a fruity, creamy, nutty, malty taste that sets it apart. This is more DIPA than German, but I do see how this can be honestly described as a German-style DIPA due to the malt notes. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotsudge
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 435 ratings.
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