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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

10,753 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,753
Reviews: 3,075
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 596
Gots: 1,466 | FT: 41
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%

Rvabel22, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

guytyping, Aug 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KJGreen, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TCaldwell, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kuestegg, Aug 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

dbert21, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Chinaskifan1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Chinaskifan1, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Alextricity
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Ciccarelli's at 21 and Hayes.

Appearance: It has to be the best beer I've seen ... behind MAYBE the legendary Guinness. I got it and it had a nice, dark color to it with a beautiful three finger head on it. A thing of beauty. Better yet was the super sticky lacing -- with every sip, you could see the line of how much I drank. Fantastic.

Smell: The smell and taste and a lot of what I got from this was a very deep, pleasant earthy and spicy hoppiness. The smell is much like the taste.

Taste: But the taste is just a BIT better. As nice as it smells, it comes out in every sip. Wonderful balance with the hops... great flavor, with a perfect light bitterness on the finish. I love that I get a taste of Fruit Loops in there, as well as an earthy grit. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth ... goes down dangerously easy for a 7% ABV.

Overall, a pretty magnificent beer. This has a distinct, strong, pleasant taste to it. As someone that's new to Bell's, this and Oberon have made a good first impression on me ... at least on tap. In about a half hour of drinking, I had my first two "Wow." beers.

Alextricity, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Pjev11, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried and true, but never reviewed...

Poured from bottle to Twins pint:

Pours a reddish burnt gold, with a healthy finger and a half of white head. Great lacing. Nice looking, lively body.

Neatly balanced - citrus hops, floral freshness, a bit of herbal earthiness, and a touch of pine. Clearly a nice wide spectrum of hop use supported by a sweet bready malt backbone.

On the tongue it takes a firmer direction towards floral and earthy hops. Malts become a bit more bold. Good and bitter... still a great deal of balance.

Honestly, it's nothing too excited but it's a classic and it never disappoints. Tasty stuff.

yamar68, Aug 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

HopsJunkiedotcom, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of jmaharaj
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A lovely amber/golden. Frothy head dies down to a lacy ring around the glass. its a beautiful beer.

S- Dominating piney hops with a underlying bked bread aroma

T- Hops did not dominate as much as I would have expected,but it is the primary taste throughout.here is a slight bready malt presence but it provides a meek body. The beer starts bitter and then the citrus/pine flavors take over, only to fall quickly into a chalky bitterness.

M- Ive heard people say they felt this beer was thick and syrupy, but I am not getting that at all. There is a very passive carbonation, butthe beer seems a little thin.

O- nice IPA.Hop heads will enjoy this, even though the hop profile isnt overly complex.

jmaharaj, Aug 06, 2012
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4.52/5  rDev +5.9%

rkarimi, Aug 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MonkeyStain, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

fitz284, Aug 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Rudy, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of mcintire78
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale Straw to Gold in appearance. A small head that shows significant retention, but little lacing. Notable carbonation.

Smell: Strong floral/fruit bouquet. The fruit is very sweet--almost like a mango or pineapple.

Taste: There is a slightly fruity taste up front, and a slight hop finish in the back, but overall Two Hearted is a well-balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to minimal carbonation and a slightly creamy taste with a very crisp finish.

Drinkability: The balance makes it the beer very drinkable, and the carbonation isn't noticeable. 7% ABV, though, so take it easy on these bad boys.

mcintire78, Aug 06, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a beautiful golden honey. Ciders envy the radiance of this beer's color. Very minimal head that dissipates extremely fast.

S: Extremely floral- that is the most obvious scent at first...beneath that is the fragrance of hops intertwined with some pine notes. The more you smell, the more they all combine into one fantastic fragrance.

T: Like the smell, the first thing you get here is floral. Then hops. Then all pine. Then as you get deeper and deeper into your glass these all weave together into one perfectly balanced potion.

M: Medium carbonation when it first hits your mouth, then it turns velvety smooth. Dryer finish. Wonderful aftertaste...the pine almost leaves a minty sensation.

O: To be candid, I am very biased towards this beer- it has long been declared my all-time favorite way before I ever sat down to review it. That said, I almost expected to find some kind of flaw when I sat down and put 110% focus on it...but nothing really came to me. If anything, I suppose it's the fact that the first three or four tastes are never *as* great as the rest, probably due to your palette getting acclimated or something.

Just a perfectly balanced and solid all around beer. Everything an IPA should be.

slassy, Aug 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wmfox3, Aug 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

3FloydsZombie, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

WoodburyMN, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Ed_Johnson
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I know that all 5s should be rare. This is a great beer.
Pours a hazy, burnt orange and is capped by a big frothy white head. There was nice lacing in my glass. Citrus aromas explode from the glass and are underlined by tropical fruit and a slight sweetness. Some pine as well as some grapefruit, pineapple, and orange flavors meet a nice malt feel. Medium body and medium-light in carbonation, Two Hearted Ale is well balanced.

Ed_Johnson, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

KVNBGRY, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

ElCamino13, Aug 04, 2012
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 10,753 ratings.