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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

11,868 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,868
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 674
Gots: 2,132 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus, pineapple, peaches, mango, grapefruit, some piney resin and light malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a great tropical fruit taste from the hops giving it some citrus, pineapple, grapefruit flavor with some piney notes and light caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Great start to IPA Day!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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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%

Photo of davecavemaster
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a really nice IPA. The beer pours a nice amber color with a couple of fingers of foam on top. As you drink, the foam sticks to the glass in random shapes and stays there.
The nose on this brew is filled with floral hops, grapefruit, and a touch of pine.
Taste is very grapefruity and citrus, with an excellent hoppy bitterness at the end. Although you can also get a slight bit of malt taste to this brew as well, somewhat toasty.
This is not a highly carbonated beer, and it feels very refreshing in the mouth. After about half the beer is down, you can begin to feel the 7% ABV.

A great IPA! Refreshing, not overly hoppy, and well balanced.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours bright amber with a 1 inch foam. Lacing is fantastic and patterns the glass.

S - Fresh smell of grapefruit. Mild hop resin scent. Slight smell of fresh pine needles.

T - Great flavor of fresh citrus that balances great with the bitter hop finish. Neither is overbaring. It is a subtle combination that makes this a joy to drink.

M - Great balance, crisp feel. Minimal carbonation.

O - I see why this is such a highly rated beer. A very flavorful IPA that goes quenches your thirst.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip. Packaged 06/22/12. Thanks to Matt for this one!

A - Pours a deep, vibrant orange color with a thick foamy head, slightly off-white. Fantastic head retention and lacing. Looks excellent.

S - Juicy tropical hops upfront. Pineapple, mango, light grapefruit, orange, and boatloads of peach. Earthy pine notes underneath that as well. The peachy hop might be the most prominent aroma here, honestly. A thin layer of caramel malt for some sweetness and balance, but this aroma is all about the bright, fruity hops. Floral, citrusy, and everything I love in a good IPA.

T - Surprisingly big malt presence, which is the first thing that hits me. Toasty and bready caramel malt, with some biscuity notes. The hops are definitely here, but not exactly as the nose had implied. There's a fair helping of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit, but the peachy sweetness is really toned down. There's also a bigger pine character in the finish, giving it a much more robust and resinous feel. A nice blend of floral, tropical, piney hops fade into a long lasting bitter finish and aftertaste. Not a ton of balance here, but it isn't really needed; the hop profile here is awesome.

M - Low but prickly carbonation with a medium bodied weight. Lingering bitterness, with a slightly sticky feel. Fairly smooth and easy drinking all around.

D - For me, this beer didn't quite live up to the hype. However, this should really stand as a benchmark for what a good American IPA should be. This beer had everything you would expect from the style, from the light toasty and bready caramel malt backbone, to the big, assertive hop presence in the finish. A nice balance between the piney/earthy/herbal hops, and the tropical/fruity ones as well. Altogether, this makes for a delicious and drinkable brew that any true beer lover should try at least once. Remarkable, but not quite world-class.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,868 ratings.