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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
Ranking:
#4,009
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
560
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
88
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -75%

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1.9/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.97/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer comes in a deep amber color, good clarity.

The aroma is malt forward, hints of tropical candied fruit, caramel.

The flavor follows with grapefruit, hints more of that candied tropical, but in general, an extremely bland red ale. Candy and caramel malt sweetness, tame flavors, onto a resiny finish. There is an off putting aftertaste that lingers.

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3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really disappointed by this one. Was expecting a real india red ale, but has almost no smell and taste is too heavy on the honey.

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3.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On the bottom it says: "16421 PKGD 15:27 091416 049499"

Appearance: The body is a bit murky with a dirty orange-brown appearance. The head is short and mousse textured with a tobacco yellow-white color. Not much retention but it leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: It has a bit of a dusty smell with a mellow malt aroma and just a light touch of orange.

Taste: There is a light bitter pine resin and pith flavor. This flavor follows through the entirety of the drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice medium-to-light body with a moderate bitterness and a nice dry finish. It is very drinkable.

Overall: It was a pretty mediocre beer that just didn't have much to offer. It isn't a bad beer, it just isn't a very good one. The beer touts itself as an "India Red Ale" yet the hops are very muted. For a beer that was a day over a month old and in a can it just didn't seem fresh. Based on this experience it isn't one I would recommend or drink again. Pass on this unless somebody buys it for you.

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3.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
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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3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's a deep Amber, moderately cloudy with a thin but persistent light tan head that leaves rings of tight sticky lacing. The aroma is bright and fruity, with a subtle sweetness in the background. The taste though, while not bad, is pretty bland. Especially for a Bell's beer. Faint hops, faint malts, and barely any flavor. The body is light, almost thin with some nice lighter carbonation.

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3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A bit of a letdown for me. Wouldn’t buy again.

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3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bells normally is solid. Hadn't had Roundhouse before. Very enjoyable. Honey at first. Kind of traditional red in the middle and then hoppy IPA bitter flower finish. Solid

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3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Roundhouse IRA from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 560 ratings
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