Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 10,517 | Reviews: 3,054 | Display Reviews Only:
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
Straw to Orange in color. Has the cloudy appearance of a weiss. Pours with a thick, foamy head, which settles into a nice layer of suds. Noticeable lace throughout. Strong citrus hops on the nose. Initially a nice balance of hop with malt on the tongue. Hops remains dominant however, and overtakes the palate. The hops do a dance in the mouth which goes as: First to play is flavorful, floral to citrusy hop then blends nicely into a tangy bitterness, which melts and coats the mouth. The bitter flavor lingers and slowly fades away, leaving just a trace of its original flavor on the back of the mouth and edges of the cheeks. Brown 12oz.
06-13-2004 23:17:07 | More by BobLuvBeer
4.55/5 rDev +6.6%
A- Golden/Light amber. Nice head that fades slowly leaving beautiful lacing. Beautifully unfiltered.
T- Grapefruit hoppiness with a citrusy finish. Not too strong or light...an excellent combo. This is 7%?
M- Good carbonation, coats the tongue.
D- My favorite beer, a great American IPA that isn't radical. Quite easy to put down a sixer- be careful.
02-14-2009 18:16:49 | More by teovaldi
3.58/5 rDev -16.2%
Cloudy golden color with tons of lively carbonation, white head dissipates quickly. Aroma is a bouqet of lovely citric hops. Grapefruit comes through upfront. Some grass and pine notes as well. Taste is pleasant though short of great. There's a touch of sweetness in the palate, but the hops are not as prevalent until the finish. They lack the symphonic multi-layered hop flavors that the aroma suggested. A nice dry finish. Light on the palate. Mouthefeel has some problems though. This beer is so overcarbonated that it affects the taste and entire experience. This style tends to have a good amount of carbonation, but this beer needs to tone it down a bit.
03-05-2009 04:17:58 | More by TheDoorman
4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
Recently decided to retry this beer and found it MUCH more enjoyable than the first time.
Pours a golden orange with half a finger of white head.
Pretty sweet smelling with grapefruit notes, subtle pine.
Taste follows up on the nose. Bitter hoppyness balanced with a nice mellow sweetness. The hops definitely give off more grapefruit than anything else, as well as some pine again.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with little carbonation, though the bottle I had last week was better than this.
Drinkability is good. Definitely better than the first time I've had it, must've been a bad bottle. This one was a little flat but when I had it last week, it was better. Going to have to get this on tap to really judge this beer.
05-10-2011 20:01:09 | More by VMWhelan
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
A: A hard pour produced some great head on top of an apple juice colored liquid. Head just clings to the side of the glass. Carbonation is very present visually. Looks like a nice inviting IPA.
S: Piney hops, grassy, a slight almost earthy dirt note, a bit of grapefruit and other citrus, orange marmalade malt. There's a nice fruitiness from the yeast as well that ties everything together.
T: So much hop pine is the first thing I noticed. I get a slight biscuit malt flavor that balances out the hops during each sip, but this one is really just a pine bomb. Letting it linger in my mouth brings forward a strange very bitter almost spoiled Triple Sec flavor. Fortunately this isn't present during a regular sip.
M: Carbonation is on the high side, but it keeps the beer crisp and prevents the hops from being too overpowering. Medium body, feels just like an IPA should. 7% ABV is nearly no where to be found as long as you don't take big swigs. Definitely a dry one though.
O: This one is a great example of what Centennial hops have to offer and how they can make an IPA taste. Its pretty in your face, which might not work for all people, but I like it. If it was something I could buy in my area it would be battling away against Finestkind, and it might just win.
05-23-2011 22:18:02 | More by Drazzamatazz
4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
Appearance- Pours a clear pumpkin orange with a one finger height head and plenty of small champagne like bubbles.
Smell- Distinct notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine dominate here.
Taste-Here is where this brew really opens up. Flavor by the tons! Piney bitterness that blends really well with crisp, light malty notes. Dried Apricot comes through in the finish and most of the character expresses itself in the back half of the palate. Perfect carbonation is also noteworthy here.
05-09-2011 22:29:16 | More by RashyGrillCook
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 10,517 ratings.