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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

9,709 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,709
Reviews: 3,019
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 546
Gots: 970 | FT: 36
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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Clowerweb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle, bottled on date: 10/06/11 (4 months old). Poured aggressively into a pint glass.

A: Looks a light golden, almost blonde ale color, very cloudy. Lots of active carbonation bubbles coming up. Finger of white head, good retention.

S: Very floral, hoppy, pine, citrus, very aromatic.

T: Whew! Definitely an IPA. This IPA style is not my cup of tea really... or glass of beer rather, but hopheads should love it. Lots and lots of pine, citrus, higher IBUs, very hop forward in the start through the mid palate. Tries to balance a tad on the finish with a bit of malts, finishes a bit sweet. Doesn't leave that bitter burning pinesol feeling in the back of my sinuses after a sip like some IPAs of this style do, so that's a plus. Also the slightly higher ABV is well masked, I don't get much booze in the flavor.

M: Medium body, slightly on the watery side, light carbonation.

D: Drinkability is hard to measure with this one because it's such a niche style. Your mileage may vary. For me, it's drinkable, but I'm not a huge fan of big IBUs and piney flavors.

O: Overall, I'm not a big fan. It's one of those styles where you either love it or hate it, and I'm rating it here for what it is, not according to my personal tastes. I know it's a good beer for those who are into the IPA style, and it deserves at least a 4/5. Love it or hate it, it is what it is, and there isn't anything "bad" about this beer, it just depends on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 23:59:23 | More by Clowerweb
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 23:46:17 | More by jwat
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JACBeer

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-06-2012 20:46:23 | More by JACBeer
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ixodus

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-06-2012 20:30:33 | More by ixodus
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brnavarra

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-06-2012 19:26:46 | More by brnavarra
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TeHStalker

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance:This beers pours a wonderful golden color with a slight yellow hue. The head lingers wonderfully and gives it a classical pale ale type look with a nice white foam.
Smell: gives off a very strong nice centennial hop aroma with notes of bitterness and citrus. Strong hop smells linger.
Taste: Medium bodied with a decent alcohol presence up front. Finished quite smooth and also gives a citrusy and bitter feel on the pallet.
Mouth: Pretty dry with a bitter feel. The carbonation definitely isnt overwhelming like in some IPA's and sits well in the pallet.
Overall: Great beer. Gotta be in my top 5. All around the board you cant poke anything wrong with this beer. Very well balanced and not overwhelming for an IPA. Usually overpriced though...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 19:07:33 | More by TeHStalker
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-06-2012 18:32:30 | More by Navalartichoke
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bigherb713

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 15:33:01 | More by bigherb713
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falcon1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 14:32:09 | More by falcon1
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gdogpa

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-06-2012 05:23:29 | More by gdogpa
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mpdrago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-06-2012 05:09:18 | More by mpdrago
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hoops61176

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-06-2012 01:47:32 | More by hoops61176
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ballertim

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-05-2012 21:20:59 | More by ballertim
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-05-2012 20:02:46 | More by jfcaa193
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dczernic

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-05-2012 19:22:29 | More by dczernic
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gomejar

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-05-2012 15:48:45 | More by gomejar
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Zaximus

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-05-2012 13:07:13 | More by Zaximus
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-05-2012 11:53:08 | More by rbmjr1
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Vec2267

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - pale orange with a nice white head and good lacing

S - intense hops and citrus

T - a ton hops without the bitterness overwhelming the citrus

M - creamy with moderate carbonation

O - a well balanced intense beer - a hard combination to pull off

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 23:04:07 | More by Vec2267
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jjauga

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-04-2012 16:58:47 | More by jjauga
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djtomain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2012 14:55:47 | More by djtomain
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rct828

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2012 05:43:57 | More by rct828
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a sam adams perfect pint.

A- Very clear golden yellow with a nice foamy 2 finger head. Pretty classic pale ale.
S- A surprisingly strong aroma when being poured and through the foam on top. centennial hops, Somewhat fruity, lemons and orange. But very skunky in a nice way. A very sweet smell coming from this one and it has a rather light characteristic.
T- Some fruit skunkyness on the way in. A surprising alcohol presence but only every so often. Not very bitter for an IPA. This really has a lot of taste characteristics similar to a gold ale or lager.
M- Not a lot of bitterness from the hops and a very light/easy to drink quality. Goes down smoother then smooth and rather refreshing.
O- I have had this a long time ago and remember it being better then it is. Id like to think that its because I got an old bottle but its less then 2 months old. Having said that, its a good beer, more along the lines of a pale ale then an IPA in my opinion. A good choice for any entry level IPA drinkers or somebody wanting a hoppy taste that wont bog them down.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:10:29 | More by TwelveOunces
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Giggy

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a golden,orange, amber color with a slight haze from the yeast. Nice thick eggshell colored foamy head.

S: floral, citrus, intense hops, fruity yeast.

T: medium body, citrus upfront, malty pine at the end. Very crisp. Strong hops.

M: extremely dry, bitter finish.

O: goes down easy, 7.0% abv is just right.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 01:13:31 | More by Giggy
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Gladius270

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep yellow to light orange, clear with a persistent slightly off-white head.

S- Pineapples right up front, I get a hint of orange, and maybe some other citrus. Some pine in there as well

T- Very much like the smell, dominating sweet pineapple taste, orange, with some lingering pine. There is a bitterness that I will describe as "satisfying" that lingers with the piney taste.

M- Soft carbonation, if that makes sense. It's in there, but isn't sharp. Feels smooth in the mouth. There's a comforting warmth that persists in the stomach.

O- Though I'm not typically big on any kind of IPA, I appreciate this beer and enjoy it quite a bit. The flavors develop nicely and make for a good drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 00:58:29 | More by Gladius270
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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