Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got tricked into having an IPA by my waitress. I'm just not a fan of the style although this one had a bit of a light refreshing aftertaste. One true downside was it looked like a standard bland yellow beer.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Aroma is spicy with notes of pepper, flowers and citrus. It pours with a pale golden yellow color. Kind of a spicy lemon/lime taste with some slight hop presence. Also a subtle alcohol bite. Pretty well balanced. Could be a little more hoppy. Maybe I'm going by other pale ales I've tried. An enjoyable beer.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite IPA thus far. It pours gold with a decent head and inviting citris aroma. I didn't think the hops were quite as powerful as some other IPAs, but maybe it was just the combination of other flavours. Either way it hit the spot.
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2006 What a beautiful tasting, smelling, and looking beer. The aroma was very citrusy and floraly, flowing into the taste. Ah, delicious.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasted almost identical to a case of 12oz stone IPA's i bought recently. a beautiful golden color with uncompromisingly dominant hops. and a strong grassy and penny like taste that i've only noticed in the stone too. ?
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yeast suspended gold with a head looking like whipped egg whites. There is a very floral hop aroma with tiny citrus hints. The flavor from the hops is quite different than what was expected. The same floral hop from the aroma was present in the taste. It was a very clean and almost perfume sweet hop flavor that was not overpoweringly bitter. One of the most interesting hop bills I'v tasted.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am really beginning to love these hopped up brews. Pours a beautiful orange/golden color with a creamy white head that laces the glass wonderfully. Aroma is very floral and hoppy. Flavor is matching and extremely plesant. I will be making this a regular.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours deep straw colored. 5 for appearance, definitely. Excellent head and lacing. Super hoppy, citrusy, floral, fruity aroma. 10 for aroma. Tastes very hoppy, with nice malt base. Finishes very smooth, with hints of hops, malt, citrus, and perfumy florals, with some Belgian white alishness and sweet candi sugar and fine chardonnay qualities. Super complex. Great beer. Bells is in my top 10 brewers of all time. My second 5.0 rating. Perhaps I put too much emphasis on complexity, but I cannot deduct any points on this one. Awesome!!
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bell's Two Hearted seems to be a favorite amongs mid-west hop heads. In the cask it poured a deep amber color, relativley brite, with no head. The hops burst in aroma however, the hop aroma is very citricy, pungent, like pineapple. The flavor is slightly malty but over powered by the citric hop character. The mouthfeel is somewhat resine like. There is a sweet finish for a nice overall balance. The earthy, vine like hop character is not to my liking. I much prefer a flora hop quality
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy blonde, with an orangish haze and good large head. Bitter, hoppy, floral aroma. Bitter and floral flavors, with some slight citrus. Sort of dry finish. Not bad.