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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

8,700 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8700
Reviews: 2962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An India Pale Ale style well suited for adventurous trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and an incredibly floral aroma.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-11-2001)
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BigDoug

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two 12 oz bottles poured into my 22 oz glass mug.

This is my favorite session IPA. I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet.

Pours a very nice deep copper gold color. Very dense creamy slight off white head. The head stays there forever. Falls to a thick creamy cap on top of the beer. Leaves above average lacing.

The smell is fantastic. Almost smells like a Hopslam but a little more citrusy. Light malt in the backround. Faint aroma of alcohol. Very floral hops. Centennial if I'm not mistaken.

The taste is where it's at! Very very lovely hop flavor with a pinch of pale malt. Perfect bitterness. It's bitter but the flavor really makes the bitterness seem very faint. It's a hopheads session beer for sure. I could drink a sixer of this without any problem.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect. Very creamy. A little thin but not watery by any means. Medium carbonation. A swirl around the glass makes it even more creamy and build the head right back up. Just fantastic feel to this beer.

The drinkability is right where the taste is, which is perfect. I could drink this everyday for the rest of my life and would not complain. The only thing that stops me from drinking a case of this beer in a couple days is the 7% ABV which will make it's appearance after drinking 2 or 3 of them. A sixer is plenty and boy is it just a great beer! Bell's nailed this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 19:14:10 | More by BigDoug
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I flippin love this beer. Aroma is soft citrus/floral notes, but also somehow briny and evocative to me of the seashore or (as more appropriate for Michigan) a day out on the lakes. The mouthfeel is rather full-bodied for an IPA. Carbonation is not noticeable. Very little bitterness/dryness--just a faint note from the hops. What is amazing here is the beautiful balance between the malts and hops, and the easy drinkability that somehow highly rewards every sip. And again, I find this beer highly evocative--really reminds me of laid-back days in the great, wild outdoors. One of my favorite IPAs.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 8,700 ratings.