DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours deep straw colored. 5 for appearance, definitely. Excellent head and lacing. Super hoppy, citrusy, floral, fruity aroma. 10 for aroma. Tastes very hoppy, with nice malt base. Finishes very smooth, with hints of hops, malt, citrus, and perfumy florals, with some Belgian white alishness and sweet candi sugar and fine chardonnay qualities. Super complex. Great beer. Bells is in my top 10 brewers of all time. My second 5.0 rating. Perhaps I put too much emphasis on complexity, but I cannot deduct any points on this one. Awesome!!
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Feb 2006 Bottle. Hazy golden orange body, with a small creamy white head. Fairly hoppy aroma with a touch of resiny citrus. Flavour is quite bitter, but is lacking in hops flavour and character, but some pleasant grapefruit. Medium palate. I would love to try this on tap to see what it is like very fresh. 7/3+/7-8/3+/16<P>
June 2004 Bottle. Hazy golden amber with a very nice fluffy white head. Citrusy hops in the aroma. Bitterness in the flavour is a bit stronger than indicated in the aroma. Lots of resiny humulin lingering in the aftertaste. Very nice but a bit unbalanced with the hops dominating over the malt which is not an altogether bad thing depending what you are in the mood for. Thanks very much for the bottle NorthYorkSammy. 7/4/8/3/17 3.9
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 Dark golden color with a rich lacey white head. Huge hoppy bouquet with floral attributes. Very well balanced malty body and tart bitterness. The finish is dry and crisp, and the higher abv is undectable. I have yet to have a bad Bells beer.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, batch 8427. Cloudy orangeish amber color with a medium head and decent lacing. Sweet and citrusy hop aroma. Bitter and piney hops are nicely balanced.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: 355ml bottle at Steve’s Xmas booze up.
Utterly gorgeous amber gold colour with a stunning white head. Really close to a 5. Outfunkingstanding aroma. I really could sniff at this all day. So so nosable. Incredible hoppage. Grassy, floral, piney, spruce and everything else. A masterclass of an American hop aroma. Words can not do it justice. More show stopping hops in the flavour. Resinous and maybe a little caramel. Light sweetness. Outstanding bitter finish with amazing length. Bloody marvelous beer!
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stcokholm)
On August 9, 2008
Clear copper color, whipped cream like creamy lasting white head. Fruity, bitter, pine, spruce taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Spruce, pine, resin, sweet, sticky, green hoppy scent.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2010 Very solid IPA. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Lots of grapefruit with an initial hoppy bite that quickly fades. Medium palate. Very smooth and balanced. incredible lacing and an overall extremely creamy body and mouthfeel. An excellent IPA where you can never go wrong.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber-orange pour with a creamy-white head that receded rather quickly. Formed a light spotty layer on top, and nice intricate lacing as it went down. Dense floral, piney, and citrusy aromas hit the nose, and were very pleasant. At first taste, hops dance across the palate.. this had a light and lively mouthfeel. Solid malt backbone held up the citrus and grassy flavors well. Refreshing citrus finish. This is a great IPA!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 Rerate 10/21/03: After getting a sixer of Two Hearted this year, I have to bump the score up. This really is a top of the line IPA. 09/29/02 (3.8):There's hops it that there beer! This was a 'guest tap' at Barley's brewpub here in Columbus, and although I usually find it wrong to try beers outside of the brewpub where I am drinking, I'm glad I made an exception here. Cloudy orange color with a thin head. Strong hoppy, floral aroma. Hops dominate the flavor as well, bordering on the extreme. This beer will definitely keep your attention. Take a whiff of one of these during a boring meeting and you'll wake right up. You'll probably get fired but you'll be awake.
Fin (6636) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap/bottle?I think it was on tap? From Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia 17-11-08 Pours light amber with a really stunning fresh hoppy nose and a great terrapin like snappy bite to it, but there are enough malts to carry this through to make it enormously tasty. There is a nice drying appleyness on the roof of the mouth, its good stuff. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV15