Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 8,707 | Reviews: 2,962 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by WAN2RIDE:
4.65/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. pour from batch 10064, checked Bell's site and they did not have this batch in the system so no idea as to the bottling date.
Pours a beautiful honey amber with a one finger frothy head that leaves a nice lacing around the rim. A little less than clear, but not enough to say hazy.
Smells of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Not a grapefruity aroma more a sweet tangerine mixed with pineapple and mango. A bit of sweet light malts, but the hops are, as they should be, the star of the show.
Taste is excellent! While I like other IPA's equally as much this beer rates the full A+ cannot be improved rating for flavor. Crisp and sweet with the flavors following the nose letter for letter, and with a nice hop bite on the follow through. I can't think of a better example of a sweet fruity hopped IPA, equals yes, but differently not better.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light, more of a pale than an IPA. I really like it and it enhances the drinkability, but most beers in this style have a little more body at this abv.
Drinkability is excellent I've definitely had more than two of these in a sitting, but the hops and alcohol sneak up on you. I have to have a water and some food to get a good taste of the third or more beer. The hops may be sweet, but they are potent and you stop getting the full flavor after number two thanks to their tongue lashing (pun intended) and the numbing of the alcohol.
All in all one of my favorites. I recommend it to all my friends if they ask about a good IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2010 23:38:24 | More by WAN2RIDE
More User Reviews:
4.74/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I flippin love this beer. Aroma is soft citrus/floral notes, but also somehow briny and evocative to me of the seashore or (as more appropriate for Michigan) a day out on the lakes. The mouthfeel is rather full-bodied for an IPA. Carbonation is not noticeable. Very little bitterness/dryness--just a faint note from the hops. What is amazing here is the beautiful balance between the malts and hops, and the easy drinkability that somehow highly rewards every sip. And again, I find this beer highly evocative--really reminds me of laid-back days in the great, wild outdoors. One of my favorite IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 00:45:42 | More by AmyfaceNYC
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 8,707 ratings.