Review: Roundhouse India Red Ale Brewed With Honey by Bell’s Brewery

I had a pretty nice #showerbeer tonight. @bellsbrewery Roundhouse Imperial Red Ale Brewed With Honey - reminded me of a rye hopslam. Lots of flavors going on here.

Roundhouse India Red Ale Brewed With Honey by Bell’s Brewery

Brewery: Bell’s Brewery
Beer Style:  India Red Ale
ABV:  7.5%

Beer God’s Notes

Original Tasting Notes: reminded me of a rye hopslam. Lots of flavors going on here.

Honestly, my first thought was that this was a rye Hopslam.  It has a lot of the same flavor profiles and the addition of honey gives it the same body.

I was not sure what to expect when I opened up Roundhouse, but now that I’ve had it I must have more.  It’s the perfect in-between beer.  It’s still hoppy and a little bitter, but it’s also a little warm with the addition of the rye and honey. It honestly makes a really nice non-pumpkin or oktoberfest fall beer.

Description

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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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