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Two Hearted Ale

Judges Rating: 
96
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
20 / 20

A fairly clear orange-amber beer with a low white head offers a very complex aroma that speaks of American hop varieties – floral, citrus, pine and a little orange. Gradually, some caramel notes appear. There is not any discerning yeast character in the flavor and more malt character than I would have thought given the aroma. Biscuit and caramel malt flavors mesh well with the citrus and pine hops. The bitterness at the end cleanses the palate without smacking it. The finish is dry but with malt sweetness and lingering citrus and caramel. This is a deceptively drinkable beer and the alcohol is well masked. It is much more subtle while still complex, more of an East Coast interpretation.

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