Two Hearted Ale
From: Bell’s Brewery, Inc / Eccentric CafÃ© & Beergarden in Michigan, United States
Style: American IPA
appearance: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | mouthfeel: 3 | drinkability: 4
A: A bright golden color. See through, rich amber. The head was surprisingly thick and solid. Biteable even. Leaves a very nice lacing.
S: Slightly fruity smell, but just slightly. Nice.
T: When cold, it has that crisp bitterness that masks any subtlety.
It has an odd, fishy aftertaste that reminds me of lake water… but that’s probably because of the bottle label. Unfortunately as it warms up it gets noticeably sour. Like warm, old orange juice. (personal experience. Don’t ask.)
M: Crisp, significant carbonation. A slight greasy feel that goes away quickly.
Not bad. No danger of it becoming my favorite beer, but certainly wouldn’t turn one down if offered. I like it better cold, unlike most darker beers, and ales in general for that matter. Cold and out of the bottle instead of in a glass, it’s actually very good.
And for that I bump drinkability from 3.5 to 4.
[ serving type: bottle ]
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