Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by elNopalero:
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I’m marking my 300th review on BA with this write up on Bell’s Two Hearted. It’s a special treat for me. Even though I grew up in Kalamazoo I have spent my adult (beer drinking) in Texas and California—places where Michigan beers are not distributed.
Since it is now New Year’s eve I thought I’d share a story of last year when I shared some Two Hearted with my mother. She smelled it and said it smelled wonderful, just full of light citrus and grapefruit and floral aromas. … and then she tasted it. Her face soured and she handed it back to me. Of course I gladly took it back. That was probably the first and only time she tried an IPA. I love telling this story to friends, and especially about Two Hearted.
The Two Hearted I’m enjoying over the holiday break came from a six pack bottled mid-December so I know it’s fresh. Looks great, the color of golden-honey with nice clarity and a wonderful head of foam topping it. My mother’s aroma description still holds—floral, citrus pine with some grapefruit zest and spicy hops rounding it out. Tastes piney and bold with some resin. A bit of chew gives it heft, and there’s a pleasant hop bitterness but a sweetness from the excellent malt bill balances it out. Fantastic finish. And, incidentally, wonderful art on the bottle. Feliz año Nuevo!
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2011 06:31:01 | More by elNopalero
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
$ 3.50/16 oz draft at Uno’s at Birch Run
Aroma weakly citrusy
Decapitated by bartender; remaining head small (< 1.5 cm), off white, creamy, diminishing to2 mm ring
Lacing good – Narrow rings of small bubbles
Body dark yellow, hazy
Flavor begins slightly bitter then fades to nothing; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation
Very weakly flavored IPA, otherwise aroma, appearance, and palate all good.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 12:11:39 | More by Ozzylizard
4.09/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bought a six pack in Niagara Falls, USA for $10.95.
A - Nice dark amber thick white head. Good retention.
S - Slight citrus and pine. A little malt. Much less aroma than I expected.
T - Mild hops flavours and some mild malt sweetness. This beer is incredibly well-balanced and the alcohol is almost unnoticeable.
M - Very smooth and light.
O - Fantastic beer. Great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:55:16 | More by BakaGaijin
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 9,699 ratings.