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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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11,877 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,877
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 675
Gots: 2,142 | FT: 42
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-11-2001

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of HarrySTruman
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber, almost orange, single finger head. Noticeable lacing, but not over the top.

Smells of pine resin with a hint of floral accents. Smell matches the taste almost perfectly. Smell is very potent.

Drinks smooth. The alcohol is hidden very well on this one. Not nearly as bitter as some IPA's. Hoppiness isn't over the top.

A very good beer overall. Certainly worth drinking on multiple occasions, great that it is year round and easy to find fresh. Not that expensive either (10.99 a 6 pack for a 7% ABV beer is right in the middle of the price range, imo). A great job from Bell's.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - A hazy light orange. Almost looks like a DIPA/IIPA.

S - A mix of floral hops, malt, and sweetness.

T - A superb balance of everything that you get from the smell. Hops up front, followed by a nice maltiness.

M - Medium body.

O - An outstanding IPA that is highly drinkable/sessionable.This is one beer that every BA should try, especially those that are hopheads. Buy it by the case!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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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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4.98/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz. bottle to pint glass with one inch head.

A- Color of honey, I was expecting a darker amber hue, but this looks pretty good too.

S- The hops are exceptionally apparent, with very little else pulling through. Almost musty smelling. But again, very hoppy.

T- As is expected from an IPA, and at $9 a six-pack, the crisp quality resounds. The bitterness of a mulitude of hops lingers in the long aftertaste. Some faint taste of orange rind is also present with the aftertaste. Some creaminess as well as it goes down. It almost tastes like a wheat ale?

M- Some body to it, just right, what I expected in this brew. No watery presence at all, but a little body for you to work with.

D- Fair, I think the problem was my expectations were a bit high upon receiving this brew. Unfortunately for me, there is a bit of a wheat ale taste to it, which for me is a huge turn off. This is mostly taken over by the hops, which are abounding in this drink. Would come highly suggested for hop loving drinkers that don't mind a little hint of wheat.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Birchgrove77
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle from batch 9059 poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice golden color, with hints of orange hue, with a nice half-inch white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a lot of lacing on glass.

S: Nicely balanced aroma. Hop aroma hints at pine and lemon zest, but seems to be dominated with grassy notes. Malt quality lies faintly beneath the hops and seems to hint at honey.

T: Piney hop quality tickles the front of the tounge, but explodes with a grassy/herbal (basil) note in the back of the throat. Nice residual sweetness remains with hints of grapefruit. Very nice IPA.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, batch number 9846 (that makes it about 2 1/2 months old, for those keeping score). Enjoyed from my Lost Coast pint glass.

A: Fairly clear yellowy orange in color, with about 1 1/2 inch head. Left a bit of lacing along the top edge of the glass.

S: Plenty of grapefruit and lemon, with a hit of pine and dry hop. Very little malt aroma.

T: Light, fruity and floral with lots of pungent grapefruit. There is a touch of sweet malt, but it is well balanced and not overpowering.

M: Thin with medium-low carbonation relative to other IPAs I have reviewed recently. It is also lacking that dry, astringent feel of a very hoppy IPA.

D: This one is a little too drinkable. If the ABV and price were a bit lower, I would call this a "session IPA."

Two Hearted is by no means a hop bomb IPA, but a perfect choice if you're in the mood for something mellow. I would recommend this one as a "starter" IPA for people who want to experiment with the style but haven't yet succumbed to hop addiction.

Having said that, I would like to try a fresher batch of this beer. I spent 5 minutes digging around for the pack with the highest batch number and still came home with one over 2 months old. Curse you, Bell's esoteric batch numbering system!!

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,877 ratings.