Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ölbeat 114: Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Brewery: Bell's Brewery
Country: United States
Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 7 %
What about the beer?
Colour is hazy golden orange with nice large foamy white head. Aroma has mild lemon and orange with a flowery scent. Taste begins with gently bitter, a little lemon-tart bite and smooth carbonation. Fresh, not overly bitter grapefruit takes over with sweet slowly-growing orange flavour on the side. Near the finish a gently dry touch of pine comes out. Aftertaste has mostly bitter grapefruit, some piny dryness and the final touch of orange.
Smooth and balanced performance. Delicious citrus-driven semisweet India Pale Ale that gives bitter kicks all the way and some moderate dryness in the end. Even though this wasn't as fresh as it could be but still extremely tasty and drinkable. A classic that had to be tasted.


One of the legendary IPA's requires a rock classic. So I'll pick the immediate association that I had after the first mouthful: I just stopped fighting and looking for flaws.

Rainbow: I Surrender (YouTube)

From the 1981 album Difficult to Cure, the song was written by Russ Ballard.

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