Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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 Fishwhisperer
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoguePT
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber
Moderate hoppy aroma
Mild+ hoppiness for a DIPA.
Good mouthfeel not overly bitter, but lighter flavored for a DIPA.

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Photo of red94tt
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Didn't expect this one to be so dark colored, its pretty much brown. Aroma was unique, remember that Stone double german ipa? Similar, you get lager yeast and hops up in here.

Wow, how is this . . . German? Maybe I'm thinking pilsner but this is supposed to be an ale right? This was also equal parts brown ale. Toffee, more cream than bitter bite. The hop flavors are a little muddled, some fruit, some cocao, some citrus. Its a little boozy.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.09/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is clear golden with tinges of orange.

Aromas of floral, pine and citrus.

Citrus flavors with floral and piney elements.

Moderately bitter on the palate, but fairly smooth overall.

Overall it lacks the bitterness that defines this category and the complex mixtures of hops.

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maseitz
4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MuFugga
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ARoman
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a sweet and syrupy toffee and caramel blend with secondary pine notes and a mild, sweet grapefruit underneath. It pours a deep, rich, and oily amber hue with a slightly off-white dense foam head that leaves a moderate retention and okay lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium supporting sweet. The texture is smooth with creamy foam and a medium full body. The profile on the palate is grainy with a strong roasted note that blends nicely with toffee and sweet grapefruit. The finish is crisp with clean pine and a mellow burnt character that quickly fades and turns to mild grapefruit membrane. The aftertaste is chalky with resin and pine dryness and a light bitter citrus that's clean, lightly astringent, and fresh.

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Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MadScientist
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopkingGonzalo
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Enjoyed August 15, 2015 at Crest Parsons in a tulip glass.

Look - Slight haze. Golden orange, almost burnt orange. Finger plus of ivory head. Strong lacing. Medium bubbles.

Smell - Malt. Lemon. Lime. Orange. Dank.

Taste - Malt. Bread. Spice. Grapefruit. Lemon. Orange. Dry finish.

Feel - Creamy. Mild carbonation throughout. Medium feel. Bitter on tongue.

Overall - I prefer Soul Style (if they are even competing). Not bad overall. More malt compared to citrus. Grape juice after taste.

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Photo of spw109
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quick review from notes Michigan Brewer's Guild summer festival 7/25/2015: nice spin on ipa

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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