Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by maltusaurelius:
District of Columbia
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've been drinking this beer since the early 90s (I grew up in Grand Rapids MI) and it was my first IPA experience. My review may be biased by the fact that this beer is my reference point for the style. I'm glad it's become available here in DC.
I drank this one poured from a bottle into a tall, somewhat narrow beer mug.
Appearance: Starts with the label on the bottle, which depicts a trout over a background of flowing a flowing stream - very cool. I don't know who designs Bell's bottle labels but they deserve some sort of award (the snowy owl on the best brown ale is one of the "best" labels in beerdom). The beer pours a hazy deep golden color with a huge rocky head that dissapates slowly and leaves lacing down the glass.
Aroma is of piney, floral, citrus hops. The piney scent is fitting for a brew from Michigan.
Taste is dry with an immediate, evergreen, prickly hop presence. If you look for it you will detect doughy malts behind the hops. Definitely a beer that hopheads will like - it's on the dry side but they've piled on just enough malt.
Mouthfeel is lively, almost prickly, due to the high hop content, but with a smooth finish. I could (and have) drink these all night long but they do pack a bit of a punch, so I wouldn't go overboard with them. All in all an excellent IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2008 00:32:28 | More by maltusaurelius
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4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery
7% ABV 55 IBU
APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy slightly cloudy golden straw color. Big huge billowy head that dissipated rather quickly leaving some great lacing patterns.
AROMA: The nose was a bit subdued. Floral notes, summertime dandelions and soft grass. Nice & mellow citrus and pine hops.
TASTE: I get grain and sweet malts up front. Nice citrus wave crashes and releases some grapefruit and tropical fruits. Slight bitterness on the end.
MOUTHFEEL: Light and crisp with medium body and medium prickly carbonation. Dry snappy finish.
OVERALL: Very solid brew. I think of it as a gateway into IPA's. Not a lot of that bitterness that I'm used to but still really enjoyable.
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 05:27:05 | More by BeerZombies1
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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