Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours bright amber with a 1 inch foam. Lacing is fantastic and patterns the glass.
S - Fresh smell of grapefruit. Mild hop resin scent. Slight smell of fresh pine needles.
T - Great flavor of fresh citrus that balances great with the bitter hop finish. Neither is overbaring. It is a subtle combination that makes this a joy to drink.
M - Great balance, crisp feel. Minimal carbonation.
O - I see why this is such a highly rated beer. A very flavorful IPA that goes quenches your thirst.
Serving type: on-tap
07-31-2012 01:09:53 | More by socon67
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip. Packaged 06/22/12. Thanks to Matt for this one!
A - Pours a deep, vibrant orange color with a thick foamy head, slightly off-white. Fantastic head retention and lacing. Looks excellent.
S - Juicy tropical hops upfront. Pineapple, mango, light grapefruit, orange, and boatloads of peach. Earthy pine notes underneath that as well. The peachy hop might be the most prominent aroma here, honestly. A thin layer of caramel malt for some sweetness and balance, but this aroma is all about the bright, fruity hops. Floral, citrusy, and everything I love in a good IPA.
T - Surprisingly big malt presence, which is the first thing that hits me. Toasty and bready caramel malt, with some biscuity notes. The hops are definitely here, but not exactly as the nose had implied. There's a fair helping of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit, but the peachy sweetness is really toned down. There's also a bigger pine character in the finish, giving it a much more robust and resinous feel. A nice blend of floral, tropical, piney hops fade into a long lasting bitter finish and aftertaste. Not a ton of balance here, but it isn't really needed; the hop profile here is awesome.
M - Low but prickly carbonation with a medium bodied weight. Lingering bitterness, with a slightly sticky feel. Fairly smooth and easy drinking all around.
D - For me, this beer didn't quite live up to the hype. However, this should really stand as a benchmark for what a good American IPA should be. This beer had everything you would expect from the style, from the light toasty and bready caramel malt backbone, to the big, assertive hop presence in the finish. A nice balance between the piney/earthy/herbal hops, and the tropical/fruity ones as well. Altogether, this makes for a delicious and drinkable brew that any true beer lover should try at least once. Remarkable, but not quite world-class.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2012 23:29:45 | More by Converge
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a NB globe. PKGD on 7/4/12.
A: Nice two finger head. Copper red body and very slight haze.
S: The aroma hit my nose as soon as it hit the glass. Wonderful pine, citrus and slight tropical fruit. There’s a sweetness, but it seems to be more from the tropical hops than the malt.
T: Great mix of all the aromas and some terrific hop spice notes. There’s a slight amber toastiness that adds a nice element.
M: High drinkability. Body medium, texture on the dry side and finish is slightly astringent.
O: This is the freshest bottles of Two Hearted that I’ve consumed and it made a difference. There is some of the same tropical fruit notes that I get from Hopslam. A classic.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2012 02:24:18 | More by mjtiernan
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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