Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from 12 oz bottle
Appearance: Pours honey gold in color with a thick, foamy 2 finger white head that just sticks to the glass. Streams of carbonated bubbles flow to the surface. The head last forever as is ever so slowly fades.
Smell: Big wafts of lovely Centennial hops explode from the glass with aromas of grapefruit rind and pine with just a mild hint of sweet amber fruits trying to breakthrough the Centennials.
Taste: Start with a bang with those Centennial hops really shining through. Big juicy grapefruit flavor with a hint of pine thrown in for good measure. The middle is where the malts make an appearance with a pleasant honey like sweetness that tries to balance out the hops, however the hops prevail but the malts do make a nice showing. The finish is all Centennials as a grapefruity bitterness lingers long on the tongue after the swallow leaving the mouth dry and begging for more. Alcohol extremely well hidden. Outstanding !
Mouthfeel: Somewhat creamy and dry to the finish. Definitely makes you take another sip. Carbonation spot on with a lively mouthfeel.
Drinkability/Notes: After much anticipation, Bell's Two Hearted made it to the DC area and the wait was well worth it. A fantastic IPA made with all Centennial hops makes for a hop heads delight. Big grapefruity hops with just a touch of honey like sweetness to balance makes for a delicious IPA. Alcohol is well hidden. Visually this is one great beer as the clarity of the beer, the long lasting head and huge amounts of sticky lacing make it visually appealing. Two Hearted lives up to its billing as one of the best IPA's and one that has found a permanent home in my DBF. Drinkability factor is through the roof as I could drink these all day. Highly recommended. Seek and Enjoy
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2006 00:41:39 | More by SwillBilly
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 9,656 ratings.