Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
I've had many of these beers over the years and have become quite fond. I am re-reviewing this one about 9 months since my last. A 6pack of 12oz bottles from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI set me back $9.49 this time. I pour into a standard pint glass to review.
Massive head that is slightly off white, very light and pillowey. Slightly cloudy golden yellow color with many rising carbonation bubbles.
Such a pleasant floral hop bouquet on this single IPA. There is the grapefruit and pine in the background, which comes more to the forefront as it warms.
Taste is also quite floral with citrus grapefruit tones showing face as well.
Medium body. Perfectly carbonated. A touch of oil from the hops. Lasting finish of pleasant floral hops. Superb drinkability.
Such a pleasure to drink this fine IPA which stands right at or near the top of its class.
08-11-2009 04:25:42 | More by ibbjamin
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Pours a golden amber with a big, fluffy head. You get the pine smell up front, which is then followed by a hint of citrus. The taste is also quite similar. A taste of pine from the generous amounts of hops gives way to a slightly grapefruit aftertaste. After sampling Bell's Amber Ale, I was beginning to wonder what the fuss was about this brewery. This brew quelled those concerns. A very hoppy yet well balanced beer.
***10-01-09*** After an extended period of drinking this, I'd note that the orange has really come on in the taste. I really notice that over the grapefruit flavor lately.
04-22-2009 13:01:24 | More by alkemy
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
I've had it on tap and from a bottle. It will pour with a nice finger width of white head. The beer itself is lighter than most IPA, in color, it is a slightly hazy golden hew. It's fairly bubbly with small bubbles of carbonation attempting to escape. The head remains throughout most of the beer and leaves a small ring around the glass at the end.
One quick smell reveals a fresh floral hoppy aroma. A hint of fruitiness covered by a nice earthy piney smell.
It's not as hoppy as some IPA's I've had. There is more of a spicy character to it. There is a nice bitter dry finish thanks to the citrus hops.
It has a nice amount of carbonation that pokes the tongue while you taste. Its almost refreshing and a nice compliment to the dry bitter finish.
I prefer hoppier IPA but it is a nice one, probably not for the price though.
10-26-2009 14:37:31 | More by jamescain
3.3/5 rDev -22.7%
A - Hazy golden orange, half inch of white foamy head, sticky lace coats the glass.
S - Hops come mainly in citrus form with some floral hints. A nice sweet malt sneaks in as well.
T - Very fruity to start out with the citrus hops carrying over to the taste. The malt comes through big in the middle, and a touch of bitterness rounds things out, but doesn't linger. Pretty well balanced overall, but not as hoppy as I would have expected/wanted. I prefer to leave the malts hiding in my IPAs. No alcohol is really apparent in the taste, but does warm a little in the stomach.
M - Pretty low bodied for an IPA. Not overly bitter, just right. Carbonation seems minimal.
O - Not quite what I want in an IPA, not nearly enough hop flavor. Will try this again in a couple years to once again see if I can like this beer as much as others do. I just don't see why all the fuss.
11-19-2010 04:08:11 | More by Bonis
3.55/5 rDev -16.9%
pours hazey golden brown, with a very think white head that goes away after a few minutes, leaving some spottyness.
S: Something here struck me the wrong way. I could detect it more when i breathed the brew in my mouth. I know that sounds weird, the whole taste a smell thing, but something was there that i didnt like. Im not sure what it was. wasnt skunk or sulphur or any of the usual suspects...maybe im just crazy. Regardless this is what i percieved sooo...
T: The taste is relatively nice. That smell that was stated earlier that seemed like a taste, is the first senstation in tasting too. This time it almost seemed hoppy, maybe some trait im not used to.It was not as bad as a tasteand goes away immediatly leaving a somewhat watery ale flavor. This is not all bad as the brew is easy to ejoy. The flavor is good, just seems weak. This caused a slightly unbalanced feel to this beer. Maybe i got my hopes up based on the avg this beer recieved, but i was dissapointed.
Its drinkable, and enjoyable but dont think i would choose this beer again. worth a try, but imho not so "great" just good
03-28-2007 23:06:57 | More by Redwood21
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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