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RATINGS: 3614   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (817) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a carbonated, slightly cloudy orange/red with a white head. Aroma is a good balance of grapefruit, lemon, spice, pine, and some floral notes. Taste is big in pine with hops and grapefruit underneath. It is dry and bitter, leaving a strong pine aftertaste. Plenty of lacing is left behind. This one is light in body, crisp and refreshing. Lots of positives here. This is a first class offering in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (949) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 Update: From a can, just under 4 months old. Not sure why this beer is so variable for me, but this can was certainly better than my last experience. Itís been a rocky road, but I think I am starting to understand this beer. Itís a solid example of itís corner of the IPA world.

Iím about to give up on this beer. I intentionally bought a relatively fresh bottle just to make sure Iím not crazy. Pours a pale gold with head fading to a film leaving decent lacing. Aroma is slight floral and citrus, but mainly dominated by grain and wheat. More tart when swirled, but there are no hops at all here. This bottle was less than two months old. Not as fresh as can be, but Bellís themselves say the shelf life for Two Hearted is 6 months(!). I hate to rate lower for something I know isnít a good representation...but then again Iíve had Surly Furious thatís 6 months old and still retains 90% of the hop feel. This must be a delicate beer. Taste is sweet and grainy up front, then finally some hop bitterness in the middle, ending decently, but still holding on to some of the sweet grains. Almost, dare I say, an adjunct feel to this one. I want to like this one, but Iím having a hard time.

This beer is different every time. This bottle was 2.5 months old, so not sure how that affects it. Pours a pale gold with pillowy white head and lots of bubbles. This bottleís aroma was balanced between fruity hops and sweet malts. Subdued but good. Taste is very balanced, restrained, almost mild. Very good balance of hops and malts. This is a subtle IPA with no evidence of alcohol. Palate is creamy and smooth. This is an IPA that wonít offend anyone. Still, why does it taste different every time I review it. This oneís bitterness was nowhere near "strong" like last time. 8+5+8+5+14=4.0

Pours a golden orange with small white lasting head. Aroma is sweet, full, and balanced - really good. Taste is similar, but the resiny bitterness is just slightly too strong at the end. Smooth, crisp, and unique. Moderately bitter at the end - maybe a little too much? 9+4+8+4+14 = 3.9

Pours a cloudy golden orange with head dissipating into a ring around the edge. Aroma is citrus - grapefruit. Lively carbonation, a bitter shot of hops, followed by a slight bready malt balance, then right back to a bitter aftertaste on the sides of your tongue. Slightly metallic aftertaste. This is not a bad beer, but for me it was more of an "OK" IPA rather than "top-notch".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thechandler (593)
- Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a golden-amber color with a crisp hoppy scent. Flavor has a wonderful hoppy bite. Not much else but thats all you need sometimes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jethrodium (366)
- Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear light golden amber with a small head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is sugar cookie with a lot of grapefruit and some orange as well. There are also some light floral notes. The initial taste is sweet with some sugar cookie and a bunch of grapefruit and a bit of orange as well as a bit of caramel. The finish has a mild bitterness as well as quite a bit of sweetness. Medium-light bodied. Relatively low carbonation. A bit more sweetness than I would like, but a pretty solid IPA, especially for one that is regularly available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (3771)
- Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Bottle. Golden, hzy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and some floral - tropical fruitiness, piney - some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and light floral - tropical fruitiness, piney - grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish with faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness, lots of piney - some grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Really nice IPA with piney hoppyness. Not too sweet/too much caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (445) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden amber color with initially a huge white head and leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops, malts, and pine. Taste is fresh hops, malts and citrus. Extremely well blended together. Palate is light with a slick texture and low carbonation. Overall this is probably the easiest drinking IPA on the market. I couldnít tell you a single IPA fan that doesnít rank this among their favorites. Top notch and deserving of itís ranking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeyTheClown (15) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Homey donít play dat. what do you want?
bitter shit. love my bitter lips

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1283) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle and draft, from notes. Pours a slightly hazy gold with normal white head. Aroma is slightly dank with some lemon and hop. Taste is middle of the road but in a great way. The hops, malt and such all work well. Lemon and some spice here. Great Midwest IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
The aroma is of honey, and fruit. It pours a rich color for an IPA. It really balances fruit, sweetness, and hops. Unlike most IPA it really has a clean finish. IPA is not my favorite style but this really is one of the best IPAís.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (222) - - JUN 3, 2013
Hazy orange color, medium head with nice lacing. Medium body with a light finish. Very tasty beer.

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