Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Friend brought some up from VA. Lucky me. Bottled 9/8/11, so fairly fresh but not the freshest.
A - pours a translucent orange with an off-white head that slowly settles down.
S - Fruity, kinda tropical. Floral as well. Hints of orange and pineapple.
T - Starts off with a citrusy (grapefruit, orange zest) and floral hop punch and a good amount of malt, followed by a bit of a yeasty-tasting finish mixed with some dry hop flavors.
M - Creamy and well-carbonated. Slick texture.
Overall - I'll give some bonus points here for drinkability, as it hides the alcohol very well. It's a solid IPA for sure. It's not as bitter as some, which is a bit of a change of pace. There's still a lot of flavor going on, and (IMO) the malt is balanced. My West Coast friends would disagree.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2011 04:53:47 | More by HotHands
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Two Hearted Ale fills a Blue Point snifter with hazy amber (SRM 6-8) while occasional columns of tiny bubbles add to the ¼ inch, pale orange, creamy head that quickly dissipates.
The aroma is dominated by apricot, followed by fresh orange and clear, but minimal, grapefruit and floral notes.
This offering is quite bitter up front with an equal balance of citrus flavors. Crisp and clean, with a light apricot finish that lingers. Slight warming ushers in the grapefruit flavors.
The medium body and dry finish accentuates a rough texture and light prickly carbonation.
Two Hearted Ale clearly deserves its reputation. One can easily imagine how a fresher example would be exquisite. Three months from bottling, this one still delivers while unwinding after a long day.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 12:16:38 | More by SLeffler27
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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