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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beer... it's not just for breakfast anymore: Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Brewery: Bells Brewery, Inc.
Origin: Kalamazoo, MI
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 7%+
Serving: bottle poured

Pours: blonde/"honey orange"... slightly hazy. A nice cream colored head.

Nose: grapefruit and fresh citrus... big floral hop aromas... and a nice mellow "biscuity" maltiness.

Taste: red grapefruit and citrus, spicy hoppiness are all there in the front, and the yeasty/biscuit flavors are right there backing them up the whole time. There is no doubt that this is an IPA.

Drinkability: One of my favorite IPAs. I could drink this all day, if I could find it that often. Super hoppy, moderate carbonation, medium body... smooth, almost creamy and a nice dry finish.

Bell's Two Hearted is regarded as one of the best examples of an IPA that is widely, (this depends on how you define "widely"), available. I would highly recommend it to anybody. If you can find a 6 pack available, grab it. If you can find it on tap... don't hesitate to order.

1 comment:

  1. I think I saw a 6-pk last week at Sherlock's Wine Store on West Ponce in Decatur. They also have it on tap & in the bottle at the Nook (or at least they did last weekend). Go!! (and have totchos!)



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