Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.95/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Much thanks to Raider for this one.
Orange-amber, with almost hidden hints of green in colour. Thin white head formed during the pour, and faded away during inspection. Scant lacings remained. Slight cloudiness was increased due to condensation on the glass.
Sweet floral citrus and honey notes, accentuated with pine.
Reminescent of orange marmalade, fresh flowers, and the boreal forest. Impressive.
Not as hoppy as other IPAs tasted. Initial clean malt flavours of sweet buttery toffee shifted to the more bitter piney notes from the hops. Almost too well balanced(?) for an IPA. Hoppiness quickly tamed by the sweetness of the malt, and other more aggressive (hoppy) versions of the style leave me wanting more. The finish returns to where it all started, back to the sweetness of the malt, only slightly dimished by the hops.
Almost syrupy in substance, as i was emptying my glass i felt like a kid drinking soda pop. The fine carbonation, along with the sweet and syrupy malts contributing to this near flashback. The hops almost manage to cut through the malts, but dont quite succeed. Would be difficult to drink more than two in one sitting because of its cloying mouthfeel.
As stated earlier the balance favours the malts too much for my liking and personal interpretation of this style. The promises of the aroma were not realized upon drinking this beer. This would be an excellent IPA to try while working on one's tolerance for bolder and hoppier beers, of which there are plenty. Definately worth a try, i was impressed by its aroma, and it may suit your fancy more than mine. Really makes me want their double IPA though, can see how it may more fully realize my ideal, only needing more ETOH and hops to round out the malt.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2006 14:20:00 | More by demcorhip
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Thick white two finger head. No lacing really. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation bubble. All sediment was at bottom of bottle so second pour was cloudy.
S - Sweet tropical fruits. Passion fruit, orange, grapefruit.
T - A malty front followed by a citrus orange peel taste with some sweetness. Finishes off with a hoppy bitterness.
M - Medium thickness, and some alcohol and carbonation burn.
O - Sweet smell and the slight sweet taste does not disappoint. Pretty enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:32:30 | More by silverblaze540
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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