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RATINGS: 3397   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 Pours a semi cloudy gold orange color with a nice amount of froathy white head. Aroma is floral and citruscy, hints of grapefruit and orange, but not too much so. You can smell it from a good 4 feet away. Makes my mouth water. Taste is a little sweet at first but then you get hit with a big grapefruit hop flavor that stays with you for a while. Hops tickle the palate. Overall, pretty good, but I think if the hops was mellowed just a wee bit that it could be wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
This is a great big BITTER IPA. Bells once again goes all out (maybe even experiments) and comes up with another winner. The more of their beers I have, the more respect I develop for their skills and artistry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Poured a little cloudy orangey golden with a fluffy white head...all hops in the nose...grapefruit, orange, lemon, resin...fantastic taste...fantastically balanced...sweet malts up front followed up by a smooth fade into a warm spicy hop finish...goodness...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Bottle. Pours a murky, sort of striated orange with clusters of particulate suspended throughout. Great head that actually climbs about one and a half inches out of the glass! Head is white and laces decently as I go. Nose is superb with sweet touches of pineapple, orange and tangerine along with a slight earthy aroma. Taste is disappointing. Sort of metallic and musty, not crisp or hoppy as I would expect. Not much greatness here, and I wonder if my bottle is an old one... it is better than a lot of IPAís, but I expected this one to rival Hop Devil, Stoudts and Stone and this bottle is certainly not in their league. I guess Iíll have to try it again. Disappointing to say the least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Amazing aroma, fruity and scented. Smacks sweet and tart on the palate, with barely bitter but rich aftertaste. Perfect blend of hops and malt. Very complex, but refreshing and crisp beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy straw color gold with a decent white head. Scent is that of pine, and light citrus. Refreshing crisp taste with just the right amount of hops for bitterness. Light body but very refreshing. Pleasantly semi-dry finish. An excellent IPA by all means!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Decent white head that reduces to a thin foam and a fine dense sheet of lacing. Low carbonation. Nice dense head reforms upon swirling. Great aroma. Citrus, pine, floral hops a-plenty. Once you sift your way through the hops you can detect a nice bready malt aroma. Color is a a hazy golden amber. Fizzy in the mouth with a nice hops presence. Extremely well balanced. Good bitterness. Slight warming from the alcohol. Very easy drinking. Finish is bitter, slightly dry and clean. Little lingering hops bitterness. A top notch IPA. Thanks to goldtwins for this gem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2005
One of my perrenial favorites. A great goto beer that always satisfies. Since bottling in the new plant, I have notice a better conistency (i.e. no infections) but a thinner body. A decent trade off but surely it is lacking the thicker mouthfeel than I noticed a few years back. Nice however and a definately one of the more consitent beers if you need a good hop thrashing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Magnificent head. Orange color slightly cloudy. The aroma is incredible. Not sure if I smell flowers or grapefruit or both. Just the right amount of malt and hops for me. Donít think Iíve ever had anything this perfect. Everything an IPA should be. This may be my new favorite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poivre (14) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Nothing new can be said about Two Hearted. Itís great! You are missing out on a vital sensual experience if you have not drunk this beer.

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