Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.4/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I have been looking for this brew for some time, as it was highly recommend by some friends of mine and I have seen it on BA as being routinely mentioned as a favorite "everyday" IPA. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Nice dark off gold color with a big, dominant, creamy head. The head eventually wore off about halfway through the brew, with a some lacing present.
Smell - Nice floral smell with a fruit backdrop to it, with the addition of a definite hops presence. When I smelled this beer, I began to get excited about it. It smells fantastic.
Taste - The brew really comes through in this department. Perfectly, and I mean perfectly balanced between the fruity taste at the front and the bitter hoppy kick at the back end. I seriously considered giving this beer a 5 in the taste category, but I haven't done it yet and I'd like more experience before I do. But this is as close as any has come yet.
Mouthfeel - Balanced and smooth, everything about this beer is exceptional. Good carbonation, nice aftertaste, goes down so easy.
Overall - This is one impressive beer. Now I understand why it was so highly recommended by both personal friends and other BA's. Everything is so balanced and smooth it really makes you want to drink a few more, and for the price you pay for this it is almost unmatched. If you haven't had this beer, get it.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2012 20:45:42 | More by TheCondor
4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: Brilliant copper in color with a fluffy, stark white head. Hundreds and hundreds of bubbles flow from the bottom of the glass and provide a very lively look through a completely transparent beer. This one is pretty.
SMELL: This is how an IPA should smell, flowers and a little pine with some citrus lurking in the background.
TASTE: The thing I have always loved about this beer is how easy and sweet it begins, but how bitter it finishes. The flowers, pine and malt up front so smoothly slide into a citrus and hops on the back end. This is an easy IPA to fall in love with.
MOUTHFEEL: Smooth a little bit oily. As long as I have known this beer it has never had any sparkle to it, although, given the sweet and malty flavor I'm OK with that. This goes down easy.
OVERALL: I truly enjoy this IPA as an everyday standard, but overall I do believe it is overrated. If I did not have regular access to Modus Hoperandi from Ska (which, by the way, is a totally different IPA) I might rank it a little higher, but given that I have an equally delicious everyday IPA out here in Colorado, I can accept not having Two Hearted on a regular basis. That said, a lack of Hopslam this January is horrible for me. Please send Hopslam to Boulder! I can get you Russian River in return!
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2012 08:49:45 | More by StoneTSR
3.63/5 rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had both on tap and in bottle on the same day. Had to try it twice b/c I used to love this beer and was underwhelmed. Bottle was 3 weeks old.
Color: Nice golden color, some orange with a white head.
Smell: Hoppy and malty, some citrus, but not as great smelling as many IPAs.
Taste: fairly bland both on tap and from the bottle, disappointing
Mouthfeel: average, crisp.
Overall: Hoping I was just having a bad day b/c this beer used to be my go to when I lived in MI.
Serving type: on-tap
01-09-2012 00:07:33 | More by buffs9
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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