Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottled: poured into chilled glass. lovely deep amber color. perfect long lasting head... i drank the whole thing and the head was still about 1/4 inches. Great smooth hoppy taste and aroma. Similar to other IPAís as far as Palate. Strongly recommend this one.
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Looks and smells like an IPA should. Sparkling copper color with a nice foamy head. Aroma is citrusy hops with a touch of grapefruit. A clean flavor with citrus and a nice bitter finish. Very well balanced, flawless IPA.
Re-rate - I made Stone IPA a 5 because itís the one beer in the world I canít live without. This one is right behind and deserves this high rating, IMO.
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Jaye. Pours light golden colour with lots of off white foam, and it sticks around for a while. Aroma of citrus hops and a little malt. Taste is very smooth, with proper amount of IPA hop bitterness. Flavour dies away rather abruptly, leaving a thirst for me. A nice IPA.
RickRob925 (60) - Macclenny, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Smooth with a nice taste without breaking the wallet and is easy to find. All around descent beer. The Fish catches your eye, haha.
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was my first real introduction into Craft Beers years ago. Very hoppy, good balance, and crisp taste.
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neontb (60) - - JUL 2, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle pour. One of the smoothest IPAís I have ever had. Glorious hop notes, with a fresh finish. I have had a lot of IPAís and this one is not the hoppiest, nor the maltiest. It doesnt have the highest ABV I have ever had or anything like that. But I give it a 4.9 because there is absolutely nothing I would change about this beer. As an experienced homebrewer I often find myself thinking, oh I would add this hop to a beer, oh I would modify this or that. I cannot find anything at all that I would change about two hearted ale. It is far and away the most balanced, best all around beer I may have ever had. Cheers Bellís Brewery, thanks for perfecting the American IPA.
Update vs Stone IPA:
Oh man. Here we go. Its rumble time. Im pouring six IPAís tonight, into two identical tulip glasses so I can compare, with this one going head to head with Stone IPA. The two american IPAís, both with 100/100 on ratebeer. Damn, this ought to be fun. Aroma of stone is nice and floral, but Two hearted wins the category. Dont get me wrong, the citrus and glorious honey and hop aroma of stone is great but it has to go up against the two hearted, and two hearteds balanced hop aroma wins. In taste Stone IPA is more hoppy, citrus and floral, but Two hearted is more balanced. Two hearted though just is so unbelievably smooth with all the citrus hops coming through still that I have to give it the category. Two heartedís finish is better as well. Im calling it for Two hearted here. Both are epic, but in a battle of heavyweights the two hearted wins. On to the next!
Into the finished stone glass I poured Bear Republic Racer 5. They look incredibly similar in identical glasses. Two hearted won against stone IPA, can it take down a equally matched racer 5? I think racer 5 wins the aroma category. Both are gloriously hoppy, but the racer has a more hop forward aroma with the obviously floral hops coming out nicely. It smells like the lineup of glorious american hops it has in it, chinooks, cascades, columbus and centennials. Two hearted, hands down wins the taste category though. if only barely. Two hearted is balanced where racer 5 is bold. Both are citrusy with racer 5 bringing out more citrus where two hearted is more floral. Finish though, two hearted wins every time. I honestly dont think it can be beaten as an American IPA. The other beers Im having tonight come close, but not close enough.
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the gift that keeps giving and they make plenty of it. A great beer to have in your fridge in the summer. Itís a nice light and easy beer to drink. If you are trying to ease a friend into craft beer this is a good one to have them try.
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Pours bright gold orange with a white head. citrus hops on the nose with a nice cirtus malt carmel taste. solid go to beer. nice to have something of this caliber available at nearly every bar and grocery store.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and off white with an attractive and intricate blanket of carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma is heavy and complex, like a warm and humid pine forest. Carmel maltiness and loads of sharp hops. More body than expected. There’s much to appreciate in this malt-driven IPA.
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a nice, golden brown color. Small white had with little to no lacing. Fruity aroma. Oranges, grapefruit. Some yeast as well maybe even a slight piney smell in there as well. Bitter bite right away. Nice and thick. Gra[pefruit was the first thought about the taste of this beer. More citrus in there some pine flavors as well. Finishes with a littel bitter of a aftertaste. Good, but not my favorite.