northernguy29 (18) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
To me the aroma is sorta pine-y, like Upper Michigan along the Two Hearted. Iíve tried at least 10 different great IPAís and this is my favorite of all. Two Hearted is complex, amazing, and a gracious example of really good beer to be simply enjoyed anywhere. Reminds me of camping in the U.P on the Two Heart.
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great brew. My heart skipped abeat when I saw it at the liquor store in Minneapolis. Was not disappointed at all! If this were available in Seattle, it would be on my grocery list everytime. I wonít go into the silly details of the taste. It is an awesome ale. Ship it to the WEST COAST PLEASE!
keithk (18) - brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 (bottle) For me this is the perfet beer - lovely floral hoppy aroma and crisp, slighly bitter hops in the taste. As good as any IPA I have tasted from a bottle.
greencatfish (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has been and will remain one of the best IPA I have ever had. The balance between floral hops and bitters is just point on. One of the better examples of what can happen when hops are done right. The flavor of the beer leave you with little to no alch feel. If you are new to IPAs and want to start at the top this is one of them
ajd413 (18) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Wonderful balance of hops and malts make this one of the most drinkable ipaís out there. My biggest wish is that they would ship it to Colorado. Be careful to check the dates on the box when you buy it. I have often found cases that are a few months old which absolutely kills the flavor. Track this one down and drink a few. Youíll be pleased.
SmoketreeBrewr (18) - Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this last night on tap at The Hungry Monk. Always a great go to IPA. The aroma is full of citrusy hops and a little pine. A beautiful golden color and nice white head about a finger width. Taste is nice and bitter up front with citrus and some tropical fruit. Balanced by some malt sweetness, mouth feel is nice a with a slight drying finish. Overall this is a wonderfull hop forward yet balanced IPA.
starkastic (18) - - FEB 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic IPa, signature taste, perfect balanced brew for your hoppy fix. Drink it now, zing
Mechphisto (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: A bright golden color. See through, rich amber. The head was surprisingly thick and solid. Biteable even. Leaves a very nice lacing.
S: Slightly fruity smell, but just slightly. Nice.
T: When cold, it has that crisp bitterness that masks any subtlety.
It has an odd, fishy aftertaste that reminds me of lake water... but thatís probably because of the bottle label. Unfortunately as it warms up it gets noticeably sour. Like warm, old orange juice. (personal experience. Donít ask.)
M: Crisp, significant carbonation. A slight greasy feel that goes away quickly.
Not bad. No danger of it becoming my favorite beer, but certainly wouldnít turn one down if offered. I like it better cold, unlike most darker beers, and ales in general for that matter. Cold and out of the bottle instead of in a glass, itís actually very good.
And for that I bump drinkability from 3.5 to 4.
marylutton29 (18) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a bit of a honey color, being golden yellow. The taste is very citrus with a hint of wheat and hops. It is also high in alcohol content. This is a good price and one of bells best.
Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At the top of my ipa list. This and ccb jai alai are by far the best daily drinkers in the pack. Always tastes the same and nice abv. Go get you some bells!
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