Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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2.68/5 rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75
Bell's distribution where I live is really spotty, even for something as ubiquitous as Two Hearted, so when I saw a six at my local bottle shop, I snapped it up eager to see what all the fuss was about.
Served from a bottle into a pint glass. Per the label, it was bottled 1-28-13.
A: More golden than orange. 1-finger, fast fading head. Some lacing, but not much.
S: A bit of piney resin straight from the bottle, but once in the glass, nothing, nada, zilch. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I poured a beer with so little nose.
T: Quite a bit maltier than I expected. Smooth with little hop character. What hops there were left a slightly bitter aftertaste that faded quickly.
M: Probably the best aspect of this beer IMO. Smooth, somewhat creamy/silky with just enough of an astringent finish to wake up the tongue.
O: I know this is the quintessential go-to beer for a lot of BAs here, but I just don't get it. I think part of it is that it's classified as an IPA, but I found it much too timid to earn that title. If it were labeled as an APA, I'd probably rate it quite a bit higher. I can't say this isn't a "good" beer and very well made, but it didn't really impress. It did drink smoothly and if the ABV were quite a bit lower, it would make a nice session beer, but it really didn't live up to my expectations for an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2013 18:17:07 | More by LCB_Hostage
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