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RATINGS: 3273   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Picked up this bottle on a recent trip to Cleveland. Pours a hazy copper with a creamy ivory head. Lots of draping lace down the side of the glass. Smells of cirtusy hops and light fruity malt. Taste is dominated by intense floral and citrusy hops. There’s some light pale malt crispness in there but this brew is all about the hops. And while the beer may be unbalanced the hops flavors are nicely balanced with each other. Bitter and sweet citrus intertwined. Long lingering bitter aftertaste and crisp. Taste leaves you craving more. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle for this rating, but I have had it at the brewery also. Two Hearted Ale pours a deep yellow( not quite orange) with a nice off-white head. I had forgotten how good the hop aroma is with this beer. It reminds me of smelling the hops in the package as I add them to homebrew. It has an excellent hop flavor, but isn’t particularly bitter at first, BUT, it then finishes very dry. I love very hoppy beers, but this is just slightly thin in body. It is very good, but its thinness keeps it from being one of the truly elite American IPAs to me. Overall- very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Sampled on draft @ the Hop Leaf in Chicago. Golden, bubbly appearance and a citrus nose. Two hearted Ale is an excellent hoppy IPA bolstered by a malt backbone. Bitter aftertaste has your lips waiting for another sip.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle from ughsmash. First off, I’m sure there’s a story behind it, but I’m not really positive that I want to look at a picture of a fish while drinking a beer. This is an excellent IPA, and has very intense aromas and flavors, but it lacks complexity. First pop the cap, and you’re ready for salad. Very hoppy aroma. The hops in the flavor are wonderfully balanced by a malty sweetness. And, this balance is throughout the trip, across the tip of the tongue, as it lingers in your mouth, and finally as it hits the back of your throat, the hops and malt are there in equal amounts. Where this one lacks is that’s all there is. Deep, but not wide. Either way, it’s a good IPA. Again, thanks to Ughsmash for a great trade!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Nice hoppy smell. After the first sniff I knew I was in a great tasting IPA. It had a nice orange color. The taste was hoppy up front, then balanced out by a sweet malt taste. This went very nice with spicy and sweet black beans

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Bottle and draft. Hazy, golden body with a large, lasting, creamy off-white head. Big floral and citrus aroma with notes of grapefruit and orange. Hints of toasted grain and dough. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and moderately acidic. Dry, lasting finish. Tastes of citrus, perfume emerge along with some spice hints, particularly coriander. Medium body with a velvety texture. Lively carbonation. An outstanding, world-class IPA. I have had this beer many times, both on draft and bottled and it has never failed to please. Rerate 12-23-08.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Deep golden color, vey clear fro the bottle. Very nice off-white to white head. Lite malt aroma with stong hop aromas. Earthy to grassy in aromas no to very little yeast aromas. Strong hop bitterness with malt just to balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
Bottled. Orange coloured. Nice very hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with lots of fruitiness and bitterness. Tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2005
A very nice pale orane color with the yeast adding a richer bronze color. Head is pale in color and generous, very dense. Aroma is characteristic of what I expect from this beer...huge perfumey, citrust, mixed fruit cup, Centenniel hop aroma. The yeast aroma is subdued. Solid bitterness, tasty orane hop/malt interaction, slight residual malt sweetness fights with the bitterness on the palate. Body is med/full and is swept away slowly by the bitterness. From start to finish the maltiness envelops the rest of the flavor characteristics. The bitterness smacks at the initial sip and remains throughout the beer and creates a cleansing finish accentuated by perfumey, ethereal hoppiness. The mid palate is dominated by the orangey malt/hop flavor interaction. The layers of flavor and complexity are amazing and intense. I could probably make this score a 5 if I rated this based upon the real ale version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Pale peach color with a generous fluffy white head. Citrusy, piney, pineapple aroma. Flavor is very fruity, Citrus, piney, grapefruit bitter with a long dry citrus zest finish. Hoppy, but well balanced. Light smooth palate.


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