LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is another great beer from Bells Brewery! I dont know how they accomplish being able to produce so much beer, but yet maintain such quality control. Huge centennial hop aroma that is just great!! Big floral and spicy notes from the hops as well. the flavor has a nice bitterness to it that compliments the spicy floral notes of the hops. this is an excellent example of how to brew an ipa. Great Job to the guys at Bells in michigan.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is beautifully crafted to be one of the most tasty easy drinking IPAs I have had to date. Thanks to íYBSoberí for this beer.
Appearance: Pours a magnificent orange peach color with a huge head that lasts and lasts. Then heavy sheets of lacing decorate the glass.
Smell: Tons of fresh orange rinds. I cracked open the bottle and even before I poured the beer my wife asked (from across the room) "Is that an orange beer?" It is that bold in the initial orange citrus aroma. It settles to a perfect level of citric orange rind and sweet toasted malt.
Taste: If you have ever juiced your own oranges in a juicer you can peel off the top orange layer and leave the white rinds on the orange that you juice. It makes a more bold tart tasty fresh orange juice. This beer reminded me of that juice I used to make. My juicer is still in the attic from when we moved. I think it will stay there and I will get more of this Two Hearted Ale. Wow!
Mouthfeel: So remarkably smooth. A bit juicy with just a bit of a hop nibble keeping the medium/light body interesting.
Drinkability: Now that I have met this beer, buy stock in Bellís Brewery because I am on a quest for cases. I could drink this all day everyday. It really hits the spot and is remarkably easy to drink!
Hope this is helpful.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks realale420 for the 12oz bottle. I must admit, I was not expecting much from the label presentation, but as soon as I opened it I knew it was going to be a good beer. The floral aroma from the hops is huge. The taste is different than most IPAís, it must be the type of hops they used...any ideas? A very balanced IPA.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Itís already been said 737 times or so but here it is. A gorgeous orange color with a massively beautiful white head that lasts throughout the drankiní experience. Wonderful floral hop aroma with hints of pine. Deliciously bitter with tons of fresh green hop tastes. The thing about this beer is that it slowly becomes delicious liquid adult candy as it warms. I get a noticeable candy orange taste in the background that reminds me of orange Pez candy. The sweet tangy citrus flavors totally work with the incredible bitterness to create a unique IPA experience. Great stuff.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to iowaherkeye for this one. Poured a cloudy orange body with a fairly large head and decent lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with loads of fruit, mostly grapefruit. Also some spicy hops too. Flavor is the same, good bitterness and malt backbone... balanced well. Nice, one of the best IPAs out there.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured almost orange with a thick coarse head. Floral aroma. Taste was of citrusy, spicy hops and an almost sweet malt backbone. Very good beer.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from? I think The_Epeeist. Cloudy golden with pretty good head....Nice malty and spicy/floral hop aroma with a little bit of alcohol sweetness. The hops in this are almost unlike any other IPA Iíve ever had...big floral hop taste. Similar to the Jasmine IPA by Elysian, but...nothing but hops in here, didnít need any jasmine to get this taste. Pretty good thickness. Not too alcoholic, very driankable. I could have a few of these, and would love to.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a fine beer. Aroma was fruity. The taste was smooth and the hop taste was of mild hops and creamy malts. Slightly thin with a mellow finish.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy, lots of citrus and spicey pine, but still very smooth. Slight chewy sweetness in the finish. AN excellent IPA for sure.
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cloudy orange pour with a lasting white head. Very flowery aroma with a bit of bready malt. Citrus hops are more evident in the taste and there is a nice bitterness that lasts through the entire tasting experience. This is very light on the palette but has a great depth of flavor. The malt does back up the hopping quite well and there is a lot to love in this as a complex and flavorful session type beer. Exceptional. I really enjoyed the long finish.