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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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11,884 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,884
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 678
Gots: 2,145 | 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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Photo of eends33
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this on draft when i was visiting my family out of state and i was blown away this is a very well balanced ipa one of the best ipa's ive had to date i reccomend everyone trying it if you can get a hold of it...they dont sell it around my area but my goal is to get my hands on hopslam...i was very impressed with the two hearted ale !

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the "1001 Beers You Should Try Before You Die" -- #17 of the ones I've reviewed here.

This is a wonderful beer. Pours out a very cloudy brassy yellow, with a very thin head on top that still stubbornly persists. Nose is an exceptionally pure grapefruit, paired maybe with a bit of creamy lemon, like maybe the filling of a very good lemon tart or something.

Very creamy lemon flavors, with maybe a little grapefruit riding on top of that. I would've preferred a bit more assertiveness here but that's just me. A nice, crisp, hoppy finish to the whole thing with a bit of grapefruit peel at the end here, too, but mind, nothing sharp here either. Like this through and through is an exercise in smoothness and body, more than anything else. I gave the mouthfeel the highest score here because that's where I think the focus was on. There's real body and heft here and it compliments the flavor profile wonderfully.

A remarkable beer, a way to show how to make an assertive American IPA without bombarding you with hops.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Groomsy
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Bottled on 12/18/12.

A thin, eggshell head sits on top of a clear, honey-orange body on the classic American IPA. I left the yeast out, so there isn't a lot of haze in this beer. Occasional carbonation bubbles go to the top of this beer, which leaves sheets and rings of lacing down the glass.

The nose contains many of the citrus characteristics central to the American IPA (grapefruit, namely), but the bitterness takes a backseat to tropical fruit sweetness and subtle floral scents. I especially thought of mango, oranges and pineapple with some candied grapefruit. There's just enough bready/biscuity malt to back up all of the hops. While not a "typical" American IPA, and a little mild on the nose, this has a great aroma.

There's a big, juicy bitterness on the front of the tongue - this is where the grapefruit/citrus character really comes full force. The malt comes in on the middle of the palate to cut the bitterness before being washed away by a drying, piney and fruity presence of hops on the finish. The flavors don't linger too long, and this beer has supreme refreshment factor. A beautifully balanced and harmonious IPA. It doesn't have the "punch" factor like most, but it is a great beer with nuance and subtlety.

The mouthfeel of this beer, thanks to bottle conditioning, is fantastic. It slides across the tongue with a silky smoothness and has no harshness. Fruity flavors linger long into the finish without overstaying their welcome. Softly carbonated, medium bodied, and refreshing, with a slightly dry finish.

While not a bitter or brash IPA as many would expect, this is a classic. Its sweetness puts it in a league of its own, I think. Absolutely worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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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  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest head, but it leaves a near blanket of lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy with an orange hued dirty copper color.

Very mild smell for the style. Pale grain nose is stronger than the floral hop. Well balanced but meek.

The hop is fresh tasting, providing a black pepper finish. Starts with a clean "round" pale malted barley flavor. Only a touch of sweetness. Full bodied and a below average level of carbonation. Good counterpoint to hot wings.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,884 ratings.