Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
4.75/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What's up with these Michigan brewers? It seems most of the really good American beers available in Georgia are from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado and California. Perhaps they've had supportive legislation longer than other states; I don't know. We don't get a lot of the great California beers, but it's hard to complain overall. But Michigan? Michigan brewers are something special, in my opinion. I don't mean to slight our Georgia breweries like Terrapin, Sweetwater, ABC etc. They make great beer too.
Another great Michigan beer: Two Hearted Ale. I've pondered the fish on the bottle only to infer a reference to the fish's two-chambered heart.
After an aggressive pour into a Sierra Nevada Becker there's 3 fingers of foamy, off-white head. Beneath is a beautiful copper/orange slightly hazy brew. The head fades slowly leaving plenty of lacing. A superior pour.
The aroma is an immediate rush of citrus hops. I pick up plenty of grapefruit and oranges followed by a sweet candy-like smell that really is tantalizing. The taste is similar. I also taste tangerines or clementines that add a complementary sweetness. My first few samples of Two Hearted Ale seemed slightly unbalanced toward the bitter side. As my newbie palate has developed or my addiction to hoppy beers has increased, this seems almost a perfectly balanced American version of an IPA. Considering the style, I don't know how this beer could taste any better.
Its slightly tingly mouth feel is quite refreshing. The body is medium, again perfect for the style. Perhaps it's more carbonated than I prefer, but that may be due to all the stouts and porters I've been drinking lately. Perhaps I'm just trying to find something that's not perfect with this IPA. It's unquestionably drinkable. I could drink a few of these easily.
Perhaps the best IPA I've had, right up there with, or probably even better than Smuttynose IPA, another favorite. The hop aroma and taste are different than any other IPA I've tried. They give Two Hearted Ale its unique and delicious flavor.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2010 21:19:24 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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3.86/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This pours a hazy orange-amber with a modest head. Aroma has pine-resin with a hint of citrus hop notes. Flavor offers high bitterness up front with piney, flowery hop flavor, together with some sticky sweet malt, lightly caramel, and a pleasant yeasty fruitiness. Finish is actually a little sweet while still retaining hop taste. Fairly light bodied for the strength, but also a tad watery.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 18:11:40 | More by allengarvin
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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