Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from the bottle with a reddish copper color and a light tan head that stays with the beer nicely. The aroma is hops, the first flavor across the lips is hops, the finish is hops. But I do not feel like I’ve been smacked in the face with branch of hops. The malts and carbination are there, but just enough to make overall experience very enjoyable.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light golden coloring. Front-to-back full finish with light yeast after-presence in nostrils. Lemony but light. Somewhat bitter but not overpoweringly so. Sign of a good day if this is in your fridge.
Ratman197 (12950) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, floral, light pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of light carmel, orange, light pine and some herbal notes with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours yellow/orange with a large fluffy head. Leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Aromas of fruit and citrus, very floral hop aroma as well. Remarkably well balanced and easy to drink; a quality few IPAs can match. Sweet nose, bitter finish. Excellent IPA, great job!
BenDover (223) - Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange. Very dense white head that lasted forever. Lots of carbonation. Massive floral aroma. Huge hops taste, hint of pine. Lots of other very subtle flavors that work great together. An awesome IPA.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is another great beer from Bells Brewery! I dont know how they accomplish being able to produce so much beer, but yet maintain such quality control. Huge centennial hop aroma that is just great!! Big floral and spicy notes from the hops as well. the flavor has a nice bitterness to it that compliments the spicy floral notes of the hops. this is an excellent example of how to brew an ipa. Great Job to the guys at Bells in michigan.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is beautifully crafted to be one of the most tasty easy drinking IPAs I have had to date. Thanks to ’YBSober’ for this beer.
Appearance: Pours a magnificent orange peach color with a huge head that lasts and lasts. Then heavy sheets of lacing decorate the glass.
Smell: Tons of fresh orange rinds. I cracked open the bottle and even before I poured the beer my wife asked (from across the room) "Is that an orange beer?" It is that bold in the initial orange citrus aroma. It settles to a perfect level of citric orange rind and sweet toasted malt.
Taste: If you have ever juiced your own oranges in a juicer you can peel off the top orange layer and leave the white rinds on the orange that you juice. It makes a more bold tart tasty fresh orange juice. This beer reminded me of that juice I used to make. My juicer is still in the attic from when we moved. I think it will stay there and I will get more of this Two Hearted Ale. Wow!
Mouthfeel: So remarkably smooth. A bit juicy with just a bit of a hop nibble keeping the medium/light body interesting.
Drinkability: Now that I have met this beer, buy stock in Bell’s Brewery because I am on a quest for cases. I could drink this all day everyday. It really hits the spot and is remarkably easy to drink!
Hope this is helpful.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks realale420 for the 12oz bottle. I must admit, I was not expecting much from the label presentation, but as soon as I opened it I knew it was going to be a good beer. The floral aroma from the hops is huge. The taste is different than most IPA’s, it must be the type of hops they used...any ideas? A very balanced IPA.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 It’s already been said 737 times or so but here it is. A gorgeous orange color with a massively beautiful white head that lasts throughout the drankin’ experience. Wonderful floral hop aroma with hints of pine. Deliciously bitter with tons of fresh green hop tastes. The thing about this beer is that it slowly becomes delicious liquid adult candy as it warms. I get a noticeable candy orange taste in the background that reminds me of orange Pez candy. The sweet tangy citrus flavors totally work with the incredible bitterness to create a unique IPA experience. Great stuff.
ABUSEDGOAT (2554) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to iowaherkeye for this one. Poured a cloudy orange body with a fairly large head and decent lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with loads of fruit, mostly grapefruit. Also some spicy hops too. Flavor is the same, good bitterness and malt backbone... balanced well. Nice, one of the best IPAs out there.