ealdent (48) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with almost no head, followed by slight lacing that faded quickly. Massive floral hops taste with a hint of pine. Very crisp and enjoyable.
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ughsmash. Pours a deep golden sunset with thick head. I love the biscuity malt and centennial hops aroma that perfectly matches the taste. I wish they would distribute farther east because this would be my goto beer.
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
pure and simple, no debate or discussion or long drawn out review from me needed: this is the most beautiful, most perfect, most divinely inspired ale ever made. were you to tell me i had one hour to live, and i could only drink one beer in that hour, i ask for a bucket full of bell’s two hearted ale. this is the brow sweat of the Almighty in a glass.
cavery (48) - Palm Desert, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra given to me by MarkWise, thanks very much for the big package. Pour was a typical light sunlight/amber with tufts of uneven white foams. Small bubbles cackle over the honey tea body. Smell is Hoppy, but it’s definitely put in a sweet background context. Taste is a hop flavor seasoning more than bitterness with a big sweet tea bread malt character. Light brioche, some sugary bread off set by a hard candy/gummy hop flavor. Really nice balance, and definitely consistent with that malty forward IPA I associate with the midwest.
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all-time favorite go-to beers. The aroma is big citrus hops with just a little pine and grass. The flavor is boldly malty but not sweet at all. The hop flavor is delicious and crisp. The finish on this beer leaves you wanting more.
fernans (48) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting IPA. Maltier than most. Distinctive amongst every other run of the mill IPA out there.
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light hazy orange/gold. Small head diminishes to a thin ring rather quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is piney and citric and very inviting. Flavour is piney, grapefruit, some pleasant sweetness. I expected a more bitter finish I suppose. But the great aroma combines with the initial flavor and smooth, rich mouthfeel to make one want another immediately.
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle (thanks mom!) Pours a nice amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Leaves a good bit of lacing down the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Taste is similar, a little spicy too. Smooth drinking. I could easily have several of these. Great IPA.
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best pale ales out there if not the very best. One is first struck by the Baroque copper hue and light foamy head then the odiferous but not overwhelming scent of fresh earthy flowers and grains exquisitely balanced between sweet and acid. A masterpiece of brewing with a high hop rate that plays remarkably well off the other qualities of alcohol and malt.
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: citrus. orange. slightly hoppy. slightly sweet. Appearence: deep golden. slight carbonation. white, thin head. Flavor: bright, hoppy, orange or tangerine. nice balance of hops and hops. Palate: a bit more bitey then I prefer and more of an edge than the IPA’s I typically drink (Centennial, Double Trouble, Crooked Tree, even Dogfish head 90-minute). Overall impression: Very good, quality IPA - not amazing, but a solid, safe bet.