Friday, October 7, 2016

Bell's Roundhouse India Red Ale

Bell's Roundhouse India Red Ale. brewed with honey. All. 7.5% by Vol. Brewed and canned by Bell's Brewery, Inc. Comstock, Michigan.

Deep crimson coloring, slim beige head.

Big, bold, juicy aromatics, brash hops, rich malts. Ripe fruit.

In the mouth: Hop, hop, hoppy, malt, malt, malty. Big on big and rough and ready. Vibrant hop attack on the palate, with massive malt backing it up. Boom, boom, boom. Tasty stuff, indeed. I like this.

From the can: "This IPA features bright, juicy tropical fruit and citrus aromas balanced with a judicious amount of toasted and caramel malts."

Here's more gobbledygook from the website: 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.

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