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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

11,673 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,673
Reviews: 3,142
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 647
Gots: 1,922 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wanted to try this previously, but was scared away at the time by talk of a contaminated batch. Figured it's been long enough for that to filter out & show the true nature of the beer, so let's go...

Kinda smell orange & cinnamon before even pouring. Pours a dingy yet still surprisingly clear high orange, head is loose and doesn't last long. Scent is showing off more straight up hop sting than the pre-pour, a pine note.

Primary flavor is more towards pine-hoppy to me than citrus-hoppy, though the latter is still present to an extent. Yet it's not as prominent as I expected given the citrus on the nose practically climbing out of the bottle. Crisp and somewhat thin, though the fizz balances.

I'm probably jaded from bigger wallops in this category, so take this with a grain of salt: not bad, but could stand to do more. Surprisingly chuggeriffic for what's generally an aggressive genre, in both the positive and negative senses.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MagicJeff
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter

Appearance: Copperish/light brown. Lots of carbonation and minimal head retained throughout drinking.

Smell: Slight lemon and orange peel with toffee malt. Even some alcohol.

Taste: Pretty complex and balanced. Citrusy orange peel leads to some spice and alcohol prevalence. Sweet malty back end/with some slightly bitter apple? Given the floral and herbal scent, I thought it'd be fruitier tasting. Kind of grainy on the back end too. Interesting.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and on the light medium side. Drinkable too.

Overall: Very enjoyable beer from Bell's and I'd say it's reasonably priced too where I buy mine. I like its drinkability and subtle complexities. Still tasting different things every time I drink it. Definite recommend.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle 8/7/2012… reviewed on 8/28/2012

A: pours a dark orange-brown with a solid 1.5 fingers worth of frothy pure white head formation. Big bubbles stick to the sides as the lacing is very strong. Held up to the light the body turns a golden color. Moderate carbonation, moderate transparency.

S: high amounts of orange peel citrus notes and floral hops, and quite grainy. I’m actually surprised by the lack of complexity in this one as I was expecting more fruit and tropical notes.

T: I pick up on a big biscuit character, bitter pine hops, some citrus, a very slight touch of grapefruit, lots of grain and mild touch of alcohol. Balance is slightly off in my opinion

M: crisp finish is pleasant, leaves a moderate hop aftertaste on the palate that may be too much for some, but it's enjoyable. Medium bodied, this one goes down quick.

O: Unfortunately, I’m disappointed in this one. I was expecting a bit more from Bell’s on this especially with such great reviews and it leaves me wondering if I'm missing something here. I personally think there is too much grain which throws this one off. The hops are great, but there is a lack of tropical fruits to help the balance of this brew.

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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Packaged 6/22/2012, so still pretty fresh.

Appearance: pale orange hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy white foam. Light, but nice!

Smell: hugely aromatic with a very good floral, lightly earthy hop aroma, and a sweet malt backbone. I like it.

Taste: hop flavor is much earthier than the aroma. Slowly, a more citrusy hop character comes up from underneath; I like the dynamism. All of this is on top of a good malt character, which is sweet and complements the hops quite well. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good level of carbonation and a good, creamy texture. Wonderful.

Overall: this beer is very tasty and seems very well-crafted. I feel like I could quaff loads of this stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,673 ratings.