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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

11,074 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,074
Reviews: 3,105
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 609
Gots: 1,630 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Theniz, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jpaulsen, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

rsenters29, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Jsmercer, Apr 05, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Bells tulip.

The beer pours a very clear golden copper color, just a few bubbles rising up to the top of the glass, with a soft, cloudy white head, about 2 fingers high that has good retention and leaves behind a nice amount of spotted lace. The aroma is very pleasant, subtle piney hops, light grapefruit with touches of wildflower before pale grain and a touch of caramel malt sweetness eases out. The hops are more impactful on the tongue, lots of sweet tangerine, zesty grapefruit, smooth but bitter resinous pine, lightly floral with some smooth, sweet malt at the finish to help balance the bitter hops. The body is really nice, very smooth, almost juicy with a perfect level of lively carbonation and a lightly dry, lightly sweet finish.

Verdict: Two Hearted never fails to be an enjoyable IPA and is certainly one of the benchmarks for the style. Balanced, not overly complex yet certainly not simple, very smooth with a soft finish that doesn't push any boundaries and remains extremely quaffable.

kevanb, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Boone757, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Tom_Gilman, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

halfshell, Apr 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

HazardousBrewer, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Dogzbone, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

J10Jordan, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Satanlicker, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

LambicKing, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of yottachem
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled in tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours gold-honey in color with orange highlights with mousse-like, eggshell white head that persists for a few minutes. Head collapses after a few mins to a light ring around edge of glass. Pour is slightly hazy.

Aroma: Light malt sweetness; reminiscent of caramel. Hop aroma is spicy/herbal, but otherwise a little light. Upon warming, grassy and alcohol notes come forward.

Flavor: Caramel sweetness in a firm malt backbone. Not overly bitter at first, but as palate develops a nice crisp bitterness develops. This fades to a lingering bitter finish. Hop profile is much more bright at first sip, and evolves to a more "dark green" or piney/earthy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel. Surprisingly light for a 7% ABV. Light carbonation allows malt to come through a bit more, but leaves a light slickness on the tongue from the residual bitterness.

Overall: Smooth drinker. Light carb is refreshing. Percived bitterness develops as bottle is consumed, but still seems a little light for a IPA.

yottachem, Apr 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Skarod, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JohnG190, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jpatton0127, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

beercanman, Apr 02, 2013
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chill757, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ThatCracker, Apr 02, 2013
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,074 ratings.