Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on date of 8/13/13. Big thanks to Spartan13 for sending me this long-time want of mine!
A: A hazy dark golden-amber, small amounts of visible carbonation in the glass. A vigorous pour yields an initial bone-white two-finger head which quickly recedes to a soapy ring. Plentiful curtains of lacing.
S: ...maybe I've just been drinking too much Ruination lately, but this is one of the strangest-smelling IPAs I've ever come across...and I love it. Sweet caramel and toffee malt notes beneath a potent bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, some peach and even touches of raspberry and honey. Minimal piney notes, but the slightest hints are present.
T: An initial touch of piney bitterness is quickly swallowed up by a fairly seamless mingling of sweet bready malts with fruity hop notes--orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, and touches of pineapple, mango, and apple. Tropical notes are more subdued on the palate than they were in the nose. Finishes dry and bitter, with a resurgence of pine notes that almost veer into being minty.
M: Medium-bodied, crisp at the front before the carbonation drops off midway through the mouthful. Overall perhaps somewhat lightly carbonated--I'd prefer a bit more effervescence.
O: One of the more unique beers that I've had thus far in terms of smell and taste. While I would've perhaps preferred a bit more carbonation, I can't deny that this beer's reputation is well-deserved. An excellent brew, and one that I'd return to again and again if I could.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 01:51:41 | More by Ljudsignal
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 10,006 ratings.