rockchalkgenes (23) - - JAN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Lives up to the hype. Floral bouquet. Really hop forward with nice malty backbone. Crisp clean get away. Delicious
brewperman (9) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What is there left to say? The once and future king. If I was a jack-ass, Iíd say itís a little creamy for my taste up front, but what do I know? My only real beef is that itís too heavy for an extended summer canoe fishing trip. I also appreciate that Bellís doesnít churn out 50 different versions of this (looking at you, Ballast Point Sculpin.)
vipinvelp (4323) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark yellow, off-white lacing foam head. Nice hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Like it. (Houston 201705)
MavDunk (91) - - MAY 14, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber with mild white head. Scent is hops and citrus with malt undertones. Taste is similar with prominent hops early on but nice biscuit notes involved. Medium body and a crisp dry finish. Truly one of the better IPAs.
KevinReddirt (139) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2017
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bellís is now available in the area so how about it? A grand pour, all cloudy orange and white on top. The smell gives great promise, grapefruit and pine needles. A drink delivers a restrained hoppiness and citrus, perhaps a touch of dough. Strong persistent bitterness, maybe my favorite quality from the brew.
Robnole (20) - - MAY 7, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours clear amber color with small white head. Aroma - Nice and smooth, floral, fruity. Taste - Hoppy bitterness, orange, malt, pine, mango and grapefruit. Very well balanced.
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft- Numerous places-Golden pour w/a thick white head. Fresh hop aroma & flavor. Bready, fruitful....very easy to drink. A great go to IPA. Easy drinking, alcohol is well hidden.
basaywhat (270) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick fluffy off white head. The aroma is very floral and grapefruit. The flavor is once again full of grapefruit and some breadiness.
randy1969 (30) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2017
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy blond appearance. BTHA is a full flavored ale, with slight bitter finish. Interesting hop blend. A good IPA
moldovan9807 (161) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To old to rate...but..Cloudy orange with creamy head. Citrusy nose. Sweet and medium bodied with a relatively hoppy grapefruity finish. The mouthfeel is light and creamy.
HomeWaters (2) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many breweries seem to do a decent job with IPAís, but this is still my favorite:
*The name calls to mind one of my favorite short stories, ďBig Two-hearted RiverĒ
*Just looking at the trout on the label unwinds the spring in my mind a couple clicks
*It comes from Kalamazoo, where we lived 3 years and where my son was born, so experiencing it is sort of like old trout John returning to his native stream.
*I like the 16-oz. can, which is just right for throwing into or digging out of a cooler.
*When I get philosophical, I can lament the fact Bellís still hasnít figured out that ďtwo-heartedĒ is a compound adjective, and needs a hyphen.
*It tastes great, especially with things like grilled shrimp, carrot cake, or both.