Re-rating: Bells Two Hearted

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by rvajohn, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. BulletsOverHamburgers

    BulletsOverHamburgers Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 Virginia

    I hear it all the time working in a bottle shop. We do a weekly beer tasting which usually includes an IPA or DIPA, and hear people complain about not liking the hop characteristics of bygone ipa's after consuming massive quantities of DIPA's. If you read other beer forums, you'll encounter these threads often. Not to mention the yearly "I liked Hopslam a lot more last year" thread.
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  2. rvajohn

    rvajohn Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Virginia
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    If I had it I would. That batch happened to be about 5 months old after I learned how Bells dates their bottles. I've had fresh since then and it reaffirmed my love for that beer. The fresher the better for this one
  3. cliftoncr

    cliftoncr Initiate (151) Jun 24, 2013 North Carolina
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    Two Hearted is amazing and does not get the credit it deserves.
  4. drh88

    drh88 Disciple (332) Dec 21, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I love IPA's, I drink a lot of different IPA's, there are lots of IPA's available, the craft beer market is saturated with IPA's. I come back to Two Hearted repeatedly, year after year it is still one of my favorites.
  5. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (516) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'd love to be able to get fresh Two hearted regularly in my area. The one time I had it, the bottles were round a month and a half old and were excellent.
  6. CountDrunkula

    CountDrunkula Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    So happy to see a shangy's reference, that place is friggin' awesome
  7. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,404) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    IMO this dating code stuff is BS everyone's different. Just put a simple bottling/canning date on it and be done with it. I'll do the math from there.
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  8. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (509) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    You are a long standing member of BA but that being said, a d#$%head comment. Saying Two Hearted is garbage is just trolling.
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  9. rvajohn

    rvajohn Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Virginia
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  10. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    I'm a dickhead and a troll because I think Two Hearted is a garbage IPA when I have no ill will against Bell's and happen to love most of their lineup?

    Ok. I guess if that makes me a dickhead and a troll, what does it make you to say such awful things?
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