Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured into my pint glass from the brown bottle (there was a code....but I could not decipher it: "7992"). I could not tell anything about the freshness of this beer.
The pour produced an immedeate 2" loose head that settled down to about 1/2" prior to consuming. The liquid is a hazy honey color... interesting....hazy.
The smell.... hoppy....a citric hoppiness with some pine sap mixed in.
The taste: NOW.... THAT's what I'm talking about! Great citrusy/hoppy flavor with a hint of a sour fruity complexity and a touch of an alcohol warmth (makes sense for 7% abv).
Mouthfeel: This is my American IPA of reference.... more robust and hoppy than, say, Harpoon IPA.... I like this beer. Carbonation on the light side.... good... VERY Robust!
Drinkability: Good beer for you hop heads (and you know who you are!). Not for the faint of heart.... but a great American IPA. The Bier Band HIGHLY recommends this to any "experienced beer drinker". A BMC lover would HATE this stuff
07-25-2007 17:47:21 | More by TheBierBand
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
07-29-2012 23:29:45 | More by Converge
4.11/5 rDev -3.7%
Beer pours a warm golden color with a sticky and lacy head. Bubbles climb slowly to the top of the glass.
Aroma of pine, resin, nice and balanced. More than just a slap of hops in your face.
Taste is excellent. Bitter without being overwhelming. Pine and resin linger on your pallet but don't overwhelm it. Refreshing and yet warming. Alcohol well hidden for a 7% beer.
mouthfeel is nice and full and sticky.
overall a great beer that really lives up to its reputation.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 21:12:47 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
A - Clear light orange, small off-white head. Ok lacing.
S - clean hop nose
T - Very smooth hops from start to finish, including the bitterness. Malt is barely noticable, but it works.
M - You get a bit of a carbonation zing at the start of each sip. More crisp and refreshing than other IPAs I've had recently.
D - I've been drinking this pretty fast, and I haven't picked up on any alcohol tones.
An excellent, hop-forward IPA. From what I know of this beer, it is a very basic recipe, but is executed flawlessly.
06-06-2007 00:07:57 | More by markaberrant
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a pale orange with a slight pearl white head. Good lacing and the head sticks around as well. Sweet caramel and grapefruit aroma, a bit of pine on the back end as well. Awesomely balanced and big flavor profile. This one would be a hop bomb if not for the perfect amount of sweet malt and vice versa. Silky smooth grapefruit starts off the hop profile and leads into the tasty caramel and sweet bread malt. Perfect amount of sweetness for an IPA, sweet without being too noticeably sweet. Strong pine flavors give a quick, crisp hop finish to the beer. Very simple flavors, but they go great together and the mouthfeel is perfect as well.
11-23-2011 23:40:28 | More by uustal
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
Thanks to paulthebeerguru for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Kronenbourg 1664 glass. Beer was a slightly hazy orange color with a two finger, rocky, off-white head. Moderate carbonation and heavy lacing.
Aroma was bold hops along with sweet, caramel malt. Just a touch of citrus and some woody notes present.
Taste was surprisingly smooth and refreshing. I was anticipating a hop bomb, but this is very well balanced and not nearly as hoppy or bitter as I expected. Some grapefruit citrus taste.
Long, moderately bitter finish. Another winner from Bell's. This one goes done very easily and would make for a great summer time brew.
04-26-2008 18:57:50 | More by drumrboy22
4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 11/3/11) into a Bruery tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange colour. 2 fingers of frothy ivory head and some lacing.
S: Some bready malts and floral hop notes. Slightly sweet as well.
T: The bready notes come out up front and then the floral hop notes take over. The finish is slightly bitter and floral.
M: Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Slight prickliness on the tongue but overall nice and smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel.
Overall this a very nice floral IPA. Not a whole lot of citrus here. So if your a fan of the more floral hoppy beers then this one is for you.
11-28-2011 20:42:39 | More by muletrane
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A - Hazy golden in color with a slight brown hue. Small white head.
S - Tangy citrus and earthy pine aromas with a hint of sweet malt.
T - Hoppy citrus and pine notes immediately hit, followed by a light malty sweetness. A nice bready malt taste comes through towards the end with some bitterness lingering from the hops. This is a delicious IPA.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. A slightly dry finish.
D - Two Hearted is one of my favorite IPAs - for good reason. The delicious hop flavor is perfectly balanced by light malty sweetness and is highly drinkable for the style. I always try to have a six pack available in the fridge.
01-21-2012 23:45:18 | More by mooseo
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured from my home tap, this one has a golden orange color with a billowy, off-white head. The color is deceptively light compared to the flavors packed inside. Very fragrant, with the aroma having a complex hop character that is both citrusy and earthy. The flavor amplifies these characteristics, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and grass. This is not just another hop-bomb, though, as there is also at least a bit of balance from an underlying caramel malt sweetness (but the malt aspect is certainly subtle compared to the hops). The mouthfeel is both crisp and resinous somehow, with a refreshing, hoppy bite that morphs into a sticky, lingering bitterness. Overall, it's wonderfully bitter, yet quite drinkable, especially considering the 7% alcohol. I've had Dogfish 60-minute and Foothills Hoppyum on my tap before this one, and Two-Hearted is as good if not better in some aspects. It is certainly a go-to beer for the style.
01-31-2010 22:20:13 | More by devilben02
3.96/5 rDev -7.3%
Finally had this after a distant acquaintance of mine, Chris, have one to me. I have had such good things about Bells that is made seeing Chris again somewhat worthwhile. Overall this was a good beer. Had it in a bottle, and pours a very clear golden clot with little head. It smelled overly smokey to me for some reason. Not that hoppy to me but was a pleasant blend of malt and hops. A decent carbonated beer. I liked this but wasn't wowed... Hate to go against the mass opinion, but just a good beer
10-26-2013 23:25:58 | More by BradMacMullin
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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