Roundhouse IRA | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry-hopping yields a heady blend of fruity aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus. Those aromas continue into a crisply bitter hop presence across the tongue, but the judicious use of toasted and caramel specialty malts prevents the hop intensity from overwhelming the palate.

Locally sourced Michigan honey creates a smooth, dry finish that pulls everything together.

The India Red Ale style is a variation on the IPA, but with more caramel and toasted malt character and a reddish hue.

Roundhouse was first brewed at our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo in 2009.

Added by luciusgilmer on 02-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
520
Reviews:
111
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 520 |  Reviews: 111
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.96/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Update:

Let us now sing the praises of the Roundhouse! Seriously, I loved this beer.

This pours with an intense malty caramel color. There’s hints of grapefruit and pine notes. It’s green and dank in all the right ways, with a slightly spicy peppery whisper. Each sip has this wonderful combination of grapefruit and pine with the right amount of carbonation to keep it light. Wonderful finish. Just fantastic all around. My favorite beer of the holidays.

Formerly (this is why I take notes. I forgot that I had this before. Loved it then as I love it now!):

I kept thinking about this brew long after I had it. In fact, I went back to the Eccentric Café on Oberon day of all times hoping for another pint of it. Alas, they removed it from the board. Here’s hoping it comes back—in bottle form, so I can take some with me to share and enjoy!

This pours a dark ruby-amber color. I get a thick resiny grapefruit-pine hop aroma. The flavor strikes a pleasing balance between malt and hop, with a great piney-resiny flavor that emerges. I thought this brew was simply wonderful, an all around enjoyable RedPA that raised the bar on my expectations for the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a nonic a rich amber with a full one finger light tannish colored head atop.Juicy grapefruit stands out most to me in the nose with an underlying floral element as well,surprisingly not much of a malt presence to be found.Much dryer than expected on the palate as well,sharp citric notes as well some pine resin,the malt base is more nutty but with some caramel giving off mild sweetness,then more of a dry spicy kick to finish it out.I really like a hopped up red and Bell's delivers the goods here,great job!

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Turbo
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.86/5  rDev -4%

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Marklaker
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chiefbender
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, amber in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is pine resin, toffee, and a touch of honey as the beer warms. Medium bodied, bitter, and medium-high carbonation. One of the more bitter Bells beers I have had. Solid red ale. Nothing that screams out to me that I need to get this again, but it is solid.

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3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryancl
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark copper colour. Smells like tropical fruits, sweet malts, citrus hops, cereal grains, and heavy. Tastes like red, sweet, cereal malts body throughout the beer; has a bitter finish, grapefruit pithy-ness, passion fruit, and floral notes at the end.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored with an inch and a half of dense and creamy brown foam. I smell piney hops and caramel malt. The taste is surprisingly caramel to nutty in taste with a very deeply bitter piney hop finish. The mouth is very sticky and lightly chewy.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillMueller
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Roundhouse IRA from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.02 out of 5 based on 520 ratings.
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