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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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11,179 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,179
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 616
Gots: 1,669 | 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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Photo of PerHops
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had an on again, off again relationship with this beer. It was the first IPA that made me fall in love with the style. I claimed it was my favorite for a few years, until I moved out west and discovered some others. I than fell back in love with it, only to write it off for other IPAs from the midwest. When it comes down to it, however, this is neither my favorite IPA or a bad one, at that. I will always be a fan of this for being one of the first american IPAs to be a solid example of this style

PerHops, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of troysoy2
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this is a nice looking beer. Impressive inch-tall head, frothy, nearly white. Decent retention, and nice patchy lacing. The body of the beer is a little light, but not out of the ordinary for an IPA.

The smell is where Two Hearted Ale shines, in my opinion. It's very light and floating. Floral, with a decent amount of citrusy hops and a light malt background. Very enticing.

The taste, while good is just not what you come to hope for after having taken in the smell. It's a good, full flavor. Not terribly hoppy for an IPA, and in fact hop bitterness has taken on a bit of a secondary role, allowing some fruity, malt flavors to come out. The mouthfeel is nothing to get excited over. Lightly carbonated and a bit thin. Just enough to tickle the taste buds.

All in all, I really liked this IPA. It's a nice alternative to your usual hop bomb. Very drinkable. If only they could get the taste to live up to the smell... Then I'd have something to really talk about!

troysoy2, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Desaparecido, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of jrenihan
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on October 20, 2011.

Beer is an orange/gold colour, quite light in hue. Good-sized white head. Very good retention, eventually leaving a thin but noticeable white film. Good lacing.

Very aromatic. Smell has lots of juicy, sticky citrus. Grapefruit, orange, more. Rather floral. Nice enjoyable smell.

Tastewise, the beer is very good but not quite up to the nose. Grapefruit, lemon and orange, lots of citrus. Malt backbone has a bit of caramel to it. Finish is bitter and dries out the mouth a bit. The bitterness is very well integrated- complements the flavours of the beer rather than overpowering them.

Moderate carbonation, very nice small bubbles. Medium bodied, sticky feeling.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer. Lived up to the hype for me.

jrenihan, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

wiscokid920, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

y2korey, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bigred89, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of nubz77
2.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden hued with a decent head. The smell is decent with lots of citrus varieties, the hops definitely make themselves known. Carbonation is right on par.

The only problem is it tastes like I'm drinking a floral arrangement. I've heard lots of people use 'grapefruit' to define hop flavors but I've never tasted more than just hints of that until I had this beer, and my god is it pungent. There are hops all over the place, but it's just too flowery for my palate.

nubz77, Dec 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

beerslushy, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

SpillyBeers, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ndak, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

kayrex, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Guden
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very clear coppery gold with a nice two finger creamy white head that sticks around and leaves thick lacing.

S- Sweeter than I expected with aromas of cake, pineapple, caramel, pine, biscuits, vanilla and lemon. Wow.

T- Not nearly as complex as the nose suggests. Lightly sweet bready malt leads on the tongue but piney and grapefruit like hop flavor quickly takes over with a strong, but not over the top, bitterness in the finish.

M- Thin and a bit prickly this seems like the standard for IPA's though I wouldn't mind a little more fullness.

D- It's tasty and is definitely right on point for an IPA but I'm a little let down that the complexity in the nose is lost in the flavor and it ends up being nothing more than good.

Guden, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

frisk, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TIJAE, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jz989, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Nitrogenx, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

crashdavisinoh, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Supergenious, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

SATBMan, Dec 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 11,179 ratings.