RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. batch 7397. Aroma: Hops grab hold of my nose and don’t let go. Citrus (more orange than grapefruit). A nice floral aroma that’s more fresh flowers than perfume or potpurri. Also getting a great piney aroma reminiscient of walking through an old-growth pine forest. Fresh and clean. Underneath all that is a sweet malt aroma that peeks out invitingly. Appearance: Light orange and hazy. Head was white and huge. Lingered a good long time, too. Nice lacing. Flavor: Orange, honey, spice, and floral hop flavors all come through together. The maltiness in the middle is moderately sweet with notes of caramel. The bitterness is good, not too agressive but does its job. Getting some nice grass notes in the aftertaste. Palate: medium-light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Finish was medium dry. Some alcohol warming on back of tongue. Overall: A great IPA and easy to drink to boot. Everything works together well.
siriusbugeater (5) - Clayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2006 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Two hearted bells is a good. I always compare which I know I should not do but it is not as tasty as the Stone IPA or Titan IPA good but Bells has better beers.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Daalamar: Poured a light orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention. Aroma of floral hops is quiet enticing with a great semi-sweet malt base. Taste of crisp and citrus hops are well mixed with a nice solid sweet malt based. Carbonation is lively and body is about average. Overall a really good example and enjoyable take on the style thought a bit overrated in my opinion.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Once again, this just makes me frustrated that I can’t get Bells in my area. Smell is incredible, looks so clean and pure, and that great hoppy taste is delicious. Flavor isn’t anything unexpected, it’s just done perfectly. Having had this and the Stone IPA in the same week, I am in hop heaven.
Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. I would have never figured trout to taste so damn good. Hop lover’s rejoice. This fits the bill and then some. What really caught me by surprise was the incredibly clean, almost dry, finish. I know I’ve said it time and again, but if they sold this here in my neck of the woods, this would be my go-to beer. Plus, the label is great. Fish. On a beer bottle. Corny or genius? You decide. Courtesy of Naven, Divine Devotee as of 7/21/06.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour with an ever so faint haze and topped by a medium off white head settling to a fine bubbly layer. Big hop aroma of pine, citrus with some faint floral notes. There is also some light toffee noticeable. Rich, medium/full mouthfeel with a fine, light carboantion. There is a nice malty base of sweet caramel balanced by wonderful grapefruit bitterness. Finish is lightly astringent with a prolonged bitterness. This is a terrific IPA, among the very best that I’ve had.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Thanks to Styles for this one. What an incredible beer. The aroma was of wonderful grapefruit pine and flowers. Pours an off orange color with a nice off white head. Taste of extremely smooth and palate was bitter and malty. I wish I had more of these, what a wonderful beer.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 pours hazy medium orange with a off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty of cookies and carmel, heavily hoppy of grass, pine, grapefruit, lemons and flowers, moderatly yeasty of bubblegum, peach and pears. Flavor starts balanced tword the bitter side, but with a nice malty backbone, green complex hops profile, finishes heavily bitter. Medium bodied, creamy and softly carbonated.
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mateo, mi esposo ha traido toda una pequeña seleccion de cervezas y cada una es mejor que la otra. Esta es una delicia tambien, va super bien con la comidas bien sazonadas y sobre todo va rebien con un baño de burjujas, unas velas y un poco de musica....que buena cerveza!
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An enormous pine-scented hop aroma sets the stage. The ale pours cloudy light amber with visible hop lace and some viscosity. Pacific Northwest hops produce pine, floral, and cilantro-like flavors. The malt and yeast components are very clean but nondescript. The hops finish very long with citrus-peel astringency.