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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

11,672 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,672
Reviews: 3,142
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 646
Gots: 1,920 | FT: 41
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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Photo of oakbluff
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic American IPA. It pours the color would expect, has a perfect head, and then the nose- wow! Great hop aromatics. The taste is just perfect- fruity, perfume hops, without any astringent bitterness. Just amazing. Malts are then as a great backbone, but this beer is about the hops as it should be. The approachableness of the hops is what really sets this apart from the crowd. Any average non hop head can have a sip of this and say- this is a really tasty beer. That is an accomplishment that can't be understated- for the masses and for the hop head. Between Two Hearted and Stone IPA for the best all round IPA in the US, in my limited experience.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was from a 1.3 gallon "mini-keg" purchased from a liquor store.

The ale poured a golden, clear orange color with a sustained white head with ample lacing on the conic pint glass.

As I released the vent on the top of the keg the surge of air brought a intoxicating grapefruity hop aroma. This aroma remained evident in the glass as well.

With all of the strong northwest, domestic hop aroma, one would expect a strongly hoppy flavor with a slight malt background. This ale is beautifully balanced between the hop and malt. The gentle hop flavor lingers on the tongue after an initial soft maltiness.

Very good carbonation and a slick mouthfeel from the keg.

This is truly a beautifully balanced beer. It is difficult to believe this ale is 7.0 % ABV. If it were not for the high ABV, this would be a perfect 5.0 for a session ale. Seek out this one. In the Louisville, KY area, you can find it at the Liquor Barns. In southern Indiana, "The Keg" liquor store in Clarkesville stocks this as well.

Photo of ngandhi
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much exactly what a pale ale should look like. Like holding a glass of solid amber covered in snow. Great lacing.

The smell is hoppy and tropical. Hints of mango, cotton candy, and a lot of pine.

Obviously hoppy and remarkably comlex with a wonderfully rich malt profile to back it up while never taking the focus away from the hops. It seems that only one hop was used, but its use, in different stages of brewing, is first-rate and really shows how far you can push the most basic of things. The bittering is perfect, just barely smoky at the end, and quite calm on the back of the tongue for an IPA. The flavors are endlessly developing, Cascadey, but far, far more refined. Sugary, floral, and delicious. There's faint rose in the background on the tongue and palette. I really love the rose finish. Candied lemon. If you compare it to something like HopDevil, this is in a league of its own. HD has similar qualities, but nothing in terms of balance. Here, the multitude of hop and yeast fruitiness combine to make a new flavor unto itself.

I appreciate the maltiness of this brew. It mellows out the flavors and gives us all the bitterness and aromatics an IPA should have, without the pain. Two Hearted goes down the way really fresh apple juice does and has, indeed, many juice-like qualities including its body.

Relax, relax.
ng

Photo of UDbeernut
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into pint glass

A: copperish amber, slight head with good retention, lacing rings around the glass

S: nice citrus hop aroma

T: nice ipa flavor. Citrussy hops, slightly piney

M&d: drinkable despite its higher abv. Medium bodied mouthfeel

Cheers!!!

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4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark gold with a foamy white head that holds and laces beautifully. The smells is a wonderful aroma of hops. This is truly a fantastic smell of sweet citrusy hops. The taste is again all hops. The Centennial flavor is amazing! There is medium-full bodied with some nice carbonation and a bit of dryness. Overall just amazing on drinkability if I could get this locally, I would drink it all the time.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thap...thap, thap. The sound of whole hop laden vines descending on your buds in a blitzkrieg of bitterness. If not for a decent dose of malt your mouth might be puckered into 2004. Bouquet of hard lemon candy and catnip. A hop assault on the senses. Aggressively carbonated and wild. Is there some airborne yeast in Kalamazoo Larry Bell has decided to culture?

This will be my last review until I can get some taste buds surgically implanted on my tongue. Yikes!

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gabedivision
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a DFH Snifter glass.

A- Nice orange/copper amber with thick 1 finger head that leaves its stain all over the glass.

S- Piny with sour citrus fruits, sweet malts and sugary resin with a mild floral perfume.

T- Extreme bittering hops overwhelms the opening touch on the lips and tongue, but milds out to a pleasantly smooth and sweet malty tingle.

M- Medium bodied and very bitter sweet.

D- This is a delicious IPA that has its set of mood swings. Every sip seems to bring a different feel. If this were available around me i would consume this regularly.

Photo of Snellgg5
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,672 ratings.