Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
4.64/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a yellowish-orange with minimal head.
Smell is citrus, but is very mild. Definitely not an overwhelming blast of hops.
Tastes just like it smells, mostly citrus but the flavors are much more subtle than in many IPAs. Not even a hint of the 7% alcohol, and very refreshing.
Mouthfeel is remarkably smooth for an IPA, not nearly as bitter as you might expect - a small amount of carbonation accents the medium body nicely, and without any lingering astringency.
Overall, this is one of the standout IPAs from west Michigan. To me, it seems a bit more similar to east coast IPAs like Dogfish Head's 60 and 90 minute varieties, and is a nice change from the over-the-top hop-bombs that are so common with this style. Smooth mouthfeel and subtle flavors make this an excellent IPA.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2013 23:55:07 | More by Dave_in_GR
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4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery
7% ABV 55 IBU
APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy slightly cloudy golden straw color. Big huge billowy head that dissipated rather quickly leaving some great lacing patterns.
AROMA: The nose was a bit subdued. Floral notes, summertime dandelions and soft grass. Nice & mellow citrus and pine hops.
TASTE: I get grain and sweet malts up front. Nice citrus wave crashes and releases some grapefruit and tropical fruits. Slight bitterness on the end.
MOUTHFEEL: Light and crisp with medium body and medium prickly carbonation. Dry snappy finish.
OVERALL: Very solid brew. I think of it as a gateway into IPA's. Not a lot of that bitterness that I'm used to but still really enjoyable.
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 05:27:05 | More by BeerZombies1
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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