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RATINGS: 3636   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours tan-orange w/ light-tan head. Bitter-sweet-tart flavor. Lots of hops and malt. Powerful flavor abounds. Creamy finish. Boquet is floral. Glad my sis left half a 6-pack in the fridge for us last wknd. YES!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bells hits another homerun with this one! Nice orange/yellow finish with a little haze to it. Amazing balance of malt and citrusy hops. Starts with a great malt flavor, a little splash of the hops on the palate and then a nice malty aftertaste. Really great brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markkind (43) - - AUG 30, 2013
Had it two months after packaging date. Lots a bit of the hop flare on the nose and taste, but the palate held up beautifully. Also very carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shippy (43) - - SEP 26, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 Poured from a bottle. Pours a nice copper gold with white head. Hoppy, citrus aromas. Full mouth feel. Flavors like the aromas: orangey citrus, hops, some pine. Some lingering bitterness. Very balanced and a great beer overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Update: 2003-04 versions sampled in Oct, Nov '03 were firm in character but bland and totally lacking in the Two Hearted "brightness." Dec '03 versions sampled so far are much better and are beginning to approach the fantastic 2001-02 versions. The rocky, white lace left after an exhuberent pour is starting to come back. The awesome smell is evident after cracking the bottle, but still not quite as strong in the glass. I have only one question... who is the idiot that keeps this from being a year round brew? .............................................. Prior Review: I was pleasantly surprised when I opened a bottle of this very plainly marked beer. It has a huge aroma and is somewhat overwhelming at first. Things settle down quickly though as the brew reveals itself to be one of the top IPA's around. It's a unique and well thought out beer. Consider yourself lucky if you actually find a six pack on the shelf. The 2001-02 version definitely had more personality than the 2002-03 version. I hope it's simply a case of Bell's notorious quality contol and not a fundamental "blanding-out" of the recipe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2003
This beer is a real pleasant surprise. Don't be fooled by the plain label and absence of fancy graphics. The beer pours with a nice finely laced head. the aroma is citrus, very reminiscent of some of the better Belgian's. It's strongly hopped an has a long fruitey palate. I have had it both in the bottle and on tap. The draught beer has more fruity nose and is in my opinion better than the bottled presentation. A keeper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Pours golden with a white fluffy head. The lace lasts to the end of the glass. Hop aroma hit me as soon as I opened the bottle. A balanced IPA, neither the malt or the hops over-power each other.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Love this beer, Pours a yellowish amber color with a large slightly off white head. Very aromatic, lots citrus grapefruit and orange with a hint of pine and perhaps a bit floral. Medium bodied with a fruity citrus hop taste and perhaps some floral overtones with excellent balance, the malt then comes in and the finish is slightly sweet mixed with the complex hops. Texture is creamy with a touch of hop resin. This beer just puts a smile on my face and makes me feel good. Excellent! re-rated on 10/30 as the more I drink this nectur the more I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orangy amber color with a frothy white head. Hops and oranges in the nose and more in flowery in the taste. Mouthfeel was good. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
What a beer! With a appetizing floral aroma and moderate to above average lacing. This beer is so good. In appearance very cloudy, with a very complex taste - full of citrus, malt and others that I cannot identify. The bitter flavor is strong but not overpowering. This beer finishes dramatically with a nice robust fresh hop flavor. This is absolutely, in my opinion, second to none.

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