Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.47/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured into my Sam Adams beer glass from a 12oz bottle.
Pours a hazy pale orange/yellow color with a thick, frithy, and bubbly 2 finger deep off white head. Head has nice retention and leaves lots of sticky webbing and lacing on glass.
Tropical and piney hop aromas with some sweet maltiness, flowery, toasted grains.
Sweet caramel maltiness followed by a delicious array of bitter hoppiness, grapefruit, pine, lemon/lime zest, mango, superbly balanced flavors here.
Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp, clean, nice.
Drinks great. I could session these frequently, daily, hourly, all the time.
Wish this was available to me on a regular basis. Great flavors. I'm the target audience for this beer. More please.
03-05-2009 02:12:25 | More by bbothen
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
Big huge frothy head that sticks around a while. Lots of carbonation. Orange/yellow color with average clarity. Lacing could be better as it goes down the sides.
Smells delicious. Hoppy, fruity, citrus and honey.
Taste is extremely smooth and mellow. More dominated by malts than hops. More sweet than bitter. There's the sweetness of honey, but not overpowering. There's a slight bitterness but not as much as you'd expect from an IPA. Some dryness in the aftertaste as well.
Not an overly complex beer but it's got to be one of the most drinkable beers ever, especially for having a 7% ABV. Really goes down easy. Would be a great way to introduce a rookie to good beer.
04-30-2011 01:52:03 | More by jar2574
4.83/5 rDev +13.1%
I've had this bottle for quite a while, and it is still very tasty. One of the brothers said he couldn't find a freshness date, and another gave it a C mentioning it might have been a bad bottle. Bell's prints the batch number on the back of the bottle near the bottom. Mine was 9754, which I typed into the batch finder here:
Here are the stats:
Bottled on May 27th, 2010
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%
Original Gravity: 1.064
Shelf Life: 6 months from package date
A: Gold color, not much head, not much retention. No lacing. Average.
S: Nice smell, fruity, rather hoppy, loads of brown sugary malt.
T: Sweet malt makes this a real treat. Hops add a wonderful bitter taste up front as well. Fruity taste is in the background, and it adds a nice touch. True mastery of the style here! Just a tad of smoke in the aftertaste.
M: Pretty light, non-astringent, dry, medium-body. Wonderful.
D: Goes down great. Good alone or with food for sure.
09-26-2010 00:55:09 | More by ralree
4.88/5 rDev +14.3%
One of the best IPAs. Smell is almost all pine with floral bits. Taste is pine resin with a crisp floral/citrus hop finish. I love when my IPAs taste like drinking a pine forest, but this one is more than that. Somehow it manages to be very well balanced with all those hops in there. I love it.
My buddy says "It just smells like God's vagina!"
12-04-2009 00:47:33 | More by josefnewsong
5/5 rDev +17.1%
Warm, glowing, light peach with perfect clarity. Huge, puffy off-white head that fades here and there, leaving huge, cloud-like pillows of foam. Tons of sticky lace. Enormously aromatic nose with a huge blast of floral Centennial hops, with soft pink grapefruit, and hints of orange, peach, and mango. Underneath is a thin foundation of toasted malt and slightly chalky yeast. Flavor is an eruption of hop flavor and velvet hammer-like bitterness. Flowers, pink grapefruit, peaches, oranges, mangos its all there in an incredibly soft and sticky delivery. The malt and yeast manage to stay afloat enough to provide a solid base for the hop explosion happening above. Medium in body, with a soft and round mouthfeel that only gets better with the yeast pour towards the bottom. Finishes dry, firm, and bitter, with a splash of citrus and black pepper. Through my many years of better beer, this is still my favorite expression of the IPA style, and one of only a few beers that I cannot drink only one of. My opening of a bottle of this guarantees a second and third. Its worth noting that since the new brewery opened in Comstock, this beers flavor profile has been much cleaner, with much less sediment.
Absolutely untouchable American IPA. Just perfect.
12-28-2002 22:54:30 | More by MJR
4.7/5 rDev +10.1%
Batch 8619 (packaged on 7.10.08) purchased on 08.02.08 from Steve's Licker in Madison, WI.
Cloudy orange with a teriffic glowing 2 fingers of near-white head. Smell of citrus, apricots and freshly baked pretzels.
A faint touch of wheat on the tip of my tongue, followed by a lovely array of chalky, citrus and pine hop flavor. The flavor is very apparent, yet somehow restrained by the malt that is there. Very long lasting on the palate too, and finishes very hoppy. Touch of soft pretzel malt taste in the mouthfeel, somehow in the middle of the hop beauty. Spotty lacing in the glass. Extremely drinkable for a 7% IPA with this much flavor.
08-14-2008 21:19:39 | More by RustyDiamond
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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