Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 10,561 | Reviews: 3,058 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
Fun beer here. Pours a nice bronze color with a wonderfully distinct almost yellow colored head. The foamy layer suddenly dissipates, leaving strong lacings throughout the session. The nose is strong of hops paired with the fruity scents of oranges and mangoes. The taste is excellent. The flowery and orange tastes go quite well with what must be nearly the perfect amount of bitter hops. There is an aftertaste that reminds me of orange peels that almost lasts forever. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and smooth. I really enjoyed this beer, although it seemed to taste quite different than IPA's I've had in the past. This one is interesting and definitly worth a try.
05-09-2005 03:12:08 | More by jasonpeckins32
4.93/5 rDev +15.5%
2003 (Tasted side-by-side with 2002 bottling 10/2/03):
Hazy golden with fluffy white head. Excellent retention and great lacing. Floral, resinous hop aroma. Grapefruit, grass, and additional herbal and hoppy notes on the palate. Deeply complex, yet structured. Medium-bodied, mildly carbonated and irrestible, an IPA for all seasons. I wish Kalamazoo bottled this year-round, not just as a fall seasonal. One of my personal favorites.
2002 (Tasted side-by-side with 2003 bottling 10/2/03):
Murky caramel color with a thick white head. Sturdy retention, excellent lace. Nose is more subdued than its fresher brethren's, however the floral hops still loom underneath a seemingly smoky aroma. Less floral, earthy hops on the palate but more yeasty, toasted quality than noted in other bottles from 2002. The bottle conditioning imparts deeper, more complex flavors that hit the palate a bit differently than the younger, more assertive, and hoppier 2003 version. Of course, this stuff tasted the same as the new stuff a year ago. Pleasant, smooth mouthfeel with some subtle carbonation. Great for a year-old bottle conditioned IPA.
08-10-2002 22:14:37 | More by Jon
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
12oz bottle in pint glass
A: Pours a hazy light orange with a one finger white head. Nice lace.
S: Citrusy Hops
T: The hops are very present (matches the nose). Nicely bittered, a little pine in the background. I like the balance here, it is a great pale ale but it needs a little more malt.
M: Light in the mouth, very crisp. Given the lace, I would expect a creamier mouthfeel.
D: Top notch, one of my favorite American IPAs. I highly recommend giving this a try.
05-17-2007 01:04:06 | More by wspscott
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
Grabbed some of these on my AZ Hopslam run. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
Appearance- A nice light copper color. Fairly clear. Two inches of big frothy head that laces very, very well. Good looker.
Smell- Very nice citrus and fruit punch from the hops. Mango, tangerine, some grapefruit. Very tropical. Quite nice. Tinniest hint of sweet caramel. Very nice, but not a punch in the face.
Taste- Starts off with that nice tropical fruit. Lots of sweet mango hoppiness. Very nice. Very light pale malt. Plenty of grapefruit. Disappears for a moment and then a nice bitterness on the finish. Not too dry at the end. Makes you want more.
Mouthfeel- The tiniest bit thin, but very nice.
Drinkability- Smooth and easy. Could put down a sixer of these no problem. Doesn't seem like even a 7%.
This is an excellent IPA. One of the best out there. It's just smooth and easy, but with plenty of pop. I really like it and just wish it was more available. This beer deserves the accolades.
02-04-2010 04:54:45 | More by callmescraps
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
A: It pours a medium amber color that is slightly hazy, resting under about half a thumb of pure white head. It doesn't lace very well, more of a blotchy camouflage pattern.
S: It has a hoppy smell, but is interlaced with a slight spice and a bit of a bread scent. The scent is very mellowed out though and I nearly have to bury my nose to smell anything.
T: The hop flavor is more subdued in this AIPA. It is very well balanced. The hop flavor has a spice flavor and a little earthiness. The malt is very warm and a little bread flavor with a little caramel. I didn't realize this was 7%ABV and it does a great job of masking it. The flavor changes constantly from the point I drink it to a few seconds after I drink it, which says a lot about its complexity.
M: The mouthfeel is very nice. It isn't quite the spark I'd expect from an AIPA, but it's about average compared to the standard IPA.
O: Overall it's a nice, well balanced IPA. I would drink it again or order it on tap if I saw it.
04-21-2011 20:44:54 | More by teromous
4.31/5 rDev +0.9%
12oz bottle <packaged 1/23/14> poured in to a glass beer mug.
This beer was a hazy copper color with a thin head of white foam that remained as a layer leaving more lace than a Victoria's Secret fashion show.
Aroma and Taste had lots of floral and piney hops with a mid swallow citrus bite leading to a dray & bitter finish.
Goes down smooth and easy for the barely noticable abv.
Pretty damn close to perfect. No matter what Larry Bell thinks about NY, he makes a bunch of fine beers and this motherfucker is one of my favorites from his lame ass state*
*NOTE: no offense meant to most folks from Michigan. Just Larry Bell & Spartan fans!
02-14-2014 00:25:42 | More by Loco_Joe
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a good solid orange/gold color with a small head.
Very aromatic and balanced with pure aromas of fresh picked citrus, hops, navel oranges, and some florals.
Medium bodied with a very good smooth feel. Balanced with very good depth, but slightly clipped on the middle and back end with very good flavors of fresh picked citrus, navel oranges and some hops.
A great IPA. Not too hop forward and very well balanced for both teh aromas and feel.
06-08-2012 23:19:29 | More by KDawg
4/5 rDev -6.3%
Very cloudy,orange colored body with tons of lacing.
Very citrusy,piney and grapefruit notes in the taste also.Bitterness then malt.
Nice mouthful.Little carbonation.
Nice but I like the bottled version better.Seems more hoppy.It was still nice to have though.
01-07-2008 21:33:48 | More by MmmIPA
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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