Bell's Kalamazoo IPA | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Kalamazoo IPABell's Kalamazoo IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LilBeerDoctor on 12-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by facundoCNB:
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4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a nice clean copper pour, lots of visible carbonation, 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving behind great amounts of lacing. smells of piney hops, grassy, herbal, and grapefruit notes with a hint of caramel. lots of bitterness up front with a malty bready backbone.. bitterness wears off comes back as citrusy and then finishes with a lingering bitterness. medium body with moderate carbonation.. creamy mouthfeel. this is a really delicious ipa, definitely does not disappoint. feels and looks like hopslam, but is a completely different beer. side note - this is the first bell's beer i get in a bomber!

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev +15%
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks Reid!). Bottled 5/20/13. Served in a small wine glass on 8/1/13.

Pours orangish gold with one finger pale head that lingers and leaves decent lace.

Smells of biscuit and light pine. More like what I associate with a lightly hopped amber than an IPA.

The cracker found in the nose dominates the flavor as well followed by muted orange peel, floral, bread and a dash of pepper.

Medium thin feel with moderate carbonation. Muted "hop bread" aftertaste.

All around lackluster. I'm surprised that the brewery that has delighted hopheads with Two Hearted, Oracle and Hopslam would brew and then release something so subpar. A brewery only release that I tried this one time but will pass in the future.

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3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Obtained this bottle dated 10/18/13 (drank Jan. 2014) at the brewery gift shop. The body was a clear, copper color with a fine, off-white head.

The smell was leafy and soapy. Amarillo hops??

The taste was piney with only hints of sweetness. Gentle bitterness. A solid, simple IPA. Very drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium in body with fine carbonation.

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Bell's Kalamazoo IPA from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.4 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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