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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

11,411 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,411
Reviews: 3,121
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,774 | FT: 40
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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3.5/5  rDev -18%

NW2285, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

sweenbeen, May 26, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

We crack the top on a bottle packaged 4/30/13 and pour a brew of sunset goldenrod into our Great Lakes pints. It puts up a two finger head of tight and creamy eggnog colored bubbles, leaving sticky honeycomb lacing all around the glass as it disappears at a slower pace. A chill haze is noted to be without sediment, and carbonation appeared to be active. The nose gives bright and sweet nectary, citric, and earthy hop varietals sitting against a powdery base of toasty pales, yeasty metallics, buttery warmth, and bittered straw. To balance is fresh tangerine and apricot fruitiness, sidewalk chalkiness, floral honey, peppery spice, sourdough breadiness, and lightly crisp toastiness. Our first impression is that the blend of flavoring is great, with a solid blend of sweet, bitter, herbal, and sour all throughout. As we sip, the taste opened up with pale and chalky malts, lemon juiciness, orange flesh, honey sugars, mild phenolic clove, and powerfully citric and herbal hop spiciness. Peaking is the freshness of those dripping wet juicy hops, peppery spice, toasted breadiness, gritty earthiness, vegetal minerals, buttery toast, and soured yeast twang. The finish is awash with malty base, with soured doughiness, juicy bubblegum esters, dried apricots, foamy mustiness, shaved lemon rind, spicy herbal hoppiness, flashes of white sugar, cornmeal, and light herbal mintiness. The aftertaste breathes of resiny greenness, coiny metallics, chalky yeast, orange rind, lemony citric hops, fusel booziness, light plastics, clovey and black pepper spice, and white rice dryness. The body is medium and somewhat syrupy, and the carbonation is medium to high, with frothiness coating the mouth. The palate is left with lighter astringency and pucker, with resiny slowness. Each sip gives nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with particularly notable finishing pop. The abv is appropriate, and the beer swills easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its blend through the flavoring. Every mouthful showcased a beautiful collaboration of solid sweetness of fruit, brightly citric and deeply spicy herbal hoppiness, and a clean, crisp malty backbone. You would get sugars here, sours there, earths way over there, and freshness everywhere. You were given consistency of quality, but with refreshing “newness” with each gulp. The nose was pleasantly fresh as well, and its best quality was its spicy hoppiness. The mouth was soft, helping ease the drinkability in spite of the more bittered and sour grassy hits of malts every now and again. This is a quintessential “third coast” IPA, giving bitterness from the west, even malty sweetness and freshness from the east, and offering a beer that would pair with just about any occasion.

TheBrewo, May 25, 2013
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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,411 ratings.