Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by MeisterBurger:
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fresh bottle from the brewery store.
Pours a nice clear, rich gold topped by an rocky head. Gorgeous lacing and retention.
Pine and grapefruit dominate the aroma, with tangerine and caramel in the background. Quite restrained for an IPA though I must say.
C-hop flavor dominates, lots of grapefruit and pine, balanced against a nice sweet pale malt and toffee. And that's it. Lots of citrusy hops balanced against caramel malt. But expertly balanced. Simple. Uncomplicated. Satisfying. Which is just how I liked my American IPAs.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very satisfying.
Just a topnotch IPA, all the way. Not sure I get what about it is "two hearted" or how that ties into the piscine motif of the label though. A little weak in the aroma as compared to my top favorites in the style, but otherwise fantastic!
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2011 01:47:23 | More by MeisterBurger
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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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