bigbish (533) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some hoppy goodness, mixed with some bitterness and some citrus notes. One of my favorites.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2003 I've had this beer in bottle and draught and definitely prefer the draught as it's quite a bit smoother. Makes a wonderful sweet first impression with a nice hoppy zing at the end. A nice break from the overly-hopped IPAs that one usually gets. The subtlety of Two Hearted on tap almost reminded me of a bitter, except that it had a bit more of a head. Does that make any sense?
I think that if you served a two-hearted ale to a guy with a steak and some mashed potatoes, he'd probably propose to you between mouthfuls.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2004 Do not underestimate this beer from its appearance. It looks like an American macro but tastes like a top-notch IPA. Lots of small bubbles give this fully hopped beer a champagne-like texture.
Re-rate: Had this in a fresh bottle and boy did it make a difference! Explosions of fresh fruit and flower hops. So nuanced, soft and sweet. This is the least abrasive, most delicate IPA I've had. Maybe that's why it doesn't stay so long in the bottle (based on my other samples). Find it fresh on tap or check the date on the box and you will not be sorry.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 extremely cloudy yet beautiful..like a sunset..the aroma was juicy fruity bits of mango..a little mustiness..wow that mango is crazy..with a hint of a champagne aroma at the very end after sniffing real hard for a while..and a shot of pineapple..pineapple mimosas anyone?..the first thing i notice is complete balance..the next is the subtly sweet mango fruity taste..some citrus..maybe tangerine..yet not too sweet..not too bitter either..but a delight..the next progression of flavors is as follows..a hint of yellow watermelon, soil, dirt, and earth, green veggie, spinach, celery, back to sweeter fruits, pineapple, maybe some more unripe and unsweet mango..kiwi..this is a treat..
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA. Great drink + Great company = Great day.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 The fruity smell was almost overwhelming as soon as I cracked the bottle. Visualy it was a beautiful amber/orange color. It tastes quite fruity, like biting into a beer version of a fresh peach, and its more hopped up than that guy standing outside the liquor store asking you for your change. The palate is pretty thick, especially for an IPA. Without a doubt this is my favourite IPA that I have sampled.
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this is probably one of my favorite pale ales i’ve had. It is not overpowering, but has great hop taste.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep straw apperance, medium carbonation. Thick for an IPA, fairly well balanced, creamy nice feel in your mouth,dry finish. I would recommended it for IPA lovers.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A superior IPA. Perfect in nearly every way, with a strong hop finish that is pleasantly citrusy. It is a shame that you can’t get this beer year round, but with the new factory that should change.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in K-zoo: This beer was great, a nice hoppy aroma. Hazy hoppy flavor. Pretty much this IPA is everything an IPA should be.