Bell's Two Hearted Ale
96 / 100
If I were to make a list, 4 out of the 5 best IPAs I’ve ever had would be from California. This would be the one that’s not.
From Michigan, Bell's Brewing Co. make this is a fan-fucking-tastic beer. I’ve waited a long time to try and when I finally got my hands on it – I got as much as I could. In Chicago, I had this on-tap every place I crossed that had it. I even had it on engine (a method of serving the beer unpressurized to simulate cask-conditioning) which was delicious but not quite as tasty as the regular draft.
This is a bold IPA for sure. It manages to walk the line between an IPA and a DIPA keeping the best aspects of each. The aroma is a gorgeous bouquet of pine and citrus hop flavors. The hop flavors are held in check by a sweet doughy malt character. It’s a very well made beer.
I could and did drink a bunch of these. I could drink it all day honestly. Can’t say enough good things about this one.