Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Beer #10 (of 13) from my beer purchase in Indiana.
Bell's Two Hearted Ale pours a dark golden color into my pint glass. Atop the hazy, bottle-conditioned liquid sits a 1/2", off-white head that collapses onto itself after a few minutes. Hight levels of carbonation create a smooth, bubbly head. Lots of delicate lacing. The aroma is dominated by the citric smell of the hops, but not overwhelmingly so; unlike many other IPAs, it's also evident that there's some maltiness present as well.
The flavors present in this beer come together almost flawlessly. The hop bitterness is wonderfully complex; after every sip, a different fruit seems to come through: grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, etc. These citrus flavors do not overwhelm the overall flavor profile, though, and after a little bit, the sweet toasted flavors of the malt pop up as well. Mouthfeel is wet and moderately full, the finish is quite hoppy and not as balanced as the taste is.
Overall, Two Hearted Ale is an outstanding IPA; it's insanely redrinkable. I'd drink this beer all the time if it was available anywhere near me.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2006 18:48:02 | More by swid
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Two Hearted Ale fills a Blue Point snifter with hazy amber (SRM 6-8) while occasional columns of tiny bubbles add to the ¼ inch, pale orange, creamy head that quickly dissipates.
The aroma is dominated by apricot, followed by fresh orange and clear, but minimal, grapefruit and floral notes.
This offering is quite bitter up front with an equal balance of citrus flavors. Crisp and clean, with a light apricot finish that lingers. Slight warming ushers in the grapefruit flavors.
The medium body and dry finish accentuates a rough texture and light prickly carbonation.
Two Hearted Ale clearly deserves its reputation. One can easily imagine how a fresher example would be exquisite. Three months from bottling, this one still delivers while unwinding after a long day.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 12:16:38 | More by SLeffler27
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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