Bell’s Official – A Hazy, Juicy NE IPA

Bell’s Official is a hazy, juicy IPA in the New England Style from Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan. It’s Bell’s official entry in the hazy IPA style – it uses pungent american hops combined with wheat and pilsen malts which result in what they call a smooth, aromatic, juicy IPA. At 6.4% ABV, it doesn’t break the scale, but does it compare with other New England style IPAs in Michigan, and can it hold it’s own against other widely distributed New England style IPAs from outside of the state? In addition to the regular review, I also bring in some surprise competitors to see how it stands up so stay tuned!

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Bell’s Side Yard Ale

When I think of Bell’s beer, I think of more traditional styles, like Expedition Stout, Winter White and Two Hearted Ale. What I don’t think of is a New England Style IPA, and that’s exactly what I have here today – Bell’s first EVER!!! New England Style IPA, Side Yard Ale. They decided to not go too crazy with different hop varieties and stuck with Chinook hops, which were freshly harvested from their very own hop yard. This is a wet-hopped NE IPA, and those chinook hops went from harvest to boil in just 4 hours! Holy Logistics, Batman! So how did Bell’s do with their first NE IPA? Watch and find out!

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Trillium Brewing Company – Permutation Thirty-Three Double IPA Review


Going back to mid-April, I took a trip out to Boston and was able to check out Trillium Brewing Company’s downtown location. Today’s review is of their Permutation 33, which was one of an assorted 4 pack that I was able to pick up. If you’d like to see more out of michigan reviews, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll see what I can get out there for you all!

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Atwater Brewery – Street Artist NE IPA


My never ending quest to try all the NE IPAs that Michigan has to offer has brought me to the new Street Artist NE IPA from Atwater Brewery in Detroit. Atwater has been around for a long time now, and proves to be a mainstay in Detroit beer – so will their newest NE IPA tickle your fancy? There are a few beers in Atwater’s lineup that I do fully enjoy – Vanilla Java Porter being the absolute head and shoulders stand out, so what do I think of the new Street Artist NE IPA?  Watch and find out!

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