lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
21st birthday present from Crosling. There will be a few of these. Thanks, bro. Delicious orange color with a slowly dissolving, fluffly white head. Subdued, hoppy floral aroma. Not quite as strong in aroma as I would have liked. Perfectly balanced hops; they are prominent without being overly bitter. Probably one of the best straight IPAís out there. Medium bodied, lovely on the palate. I only wish I had more...
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orangish color. Strong citrus aroma, smells like hops in a brewery (or at least my kitchen when I home brew). Flavor is great, especially as it warmed a bit. Fantastic hops flavor really makes this beer hit the spot.
guzzler67 (1685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange appearance with a medium size white head and very nice lacing. Resinous hop aroma, very citrusy, with a whiff of cookie dough under all the hops. Flavors of pine, grapefruit and orange; some sweet malts add balance. Bitter, medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Lasting finish turns a little sweet at the end.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a orangish pink color, very pretty. I got a strong citrus smell with hints of vanilla, and floral notes. Tasted of pretty strong citrus mixed in with light hops and litle orange peel in there as well. This beer is put together very well. Nice citrus in the finish that stays a little while. Excellent brew.
JesSayan (9) - USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It pours out clean and clear (if poured carefully) with an agressive and sticky bone head. Color is reminiscent of a sunset or the flesh of a peach. The lacing sticks all the way down.
Oh, the nose on this beer. Itís home-made shortcake, glazed with citrusey pulp, vanilla and orchid petals. Hoppy to the extreme but showing a wonderfully sweet malt base.
Itís full, but not fat or bloated in the mouth. Perfectly carbonated, keeping it light, but not thin... just right. When it hits your tounge, itís citrus bitter, rolling directly into sweet shortbread and vanilla malts. Plenty of fruit character shows, with some apricot and other fleshy stone fruits. The hop flavor doesnít back off though, itís there, and very strong, a lucious mix of citrus fruits, grapefruit, satsumas (mmmm) and the lovely spring like flavor of flower petals. All of this is rolled up into an ellegant dance of malt and hops... perfection. Seriously.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I will always have a mild love affair with this beer.
Pours an amber/gold with thick puffed head.
smells of citrusy hop/pine/diacitle
tastes of hop/grapefruit.lemo zest/ and pine nuts, Itís delicious!
could drink all day if it werent so alcoholic! If you dont have it available, GET IT!
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Good Beer Store. Very appealing cloudy light orange color. Intense aromas of sweet fresh fruits: pineapple, banana, limeade, along with a bit of yeast and a definite hops presence. The taste is quite an experience: fruity, sweet hops balanced with a yeasty, bready backbone. BItterness is perfectly controlled. There is plenty of body with carefully concealed alcohol. I had tried this some time ago in bottle and was not very impressed, but after trying it on tap this has become one of my favorite IPAs!
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is deep gold, not as dark as I usually think of from an IPA. Lots of soft white foam that sticks around absolutely forever. Some nice pine and citrus hops in the aroma.
Yum. Good tasting beer. Solidly built, with ample hoping, but not so much as most good American IPAs. Very clean and refreshing, the first sips begs a second. The first glass begs a second.
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís ok. Its not fantastic, but its definitely not the worst IPA iíve ever had. Its a solid, well balanced IPA.
xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 Bellsí Two Hearted Ale is my 100th rating. Wow, I finally made it. Bells is a good IPA, a very good IPA. The aroma is citrus and floral, while the beer is very sharp and bitter with the same notes. Just a very good, well made IPA. Nothing over the top, but good.
---Update---- 9070 Consumed May 5th.
Wow. So much more orange and dank. Lots of bright hop flavors mixing with the crisp biscuit malt to create an absolutely stunning experience.