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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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12,090 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,090
Reviews: 3,246
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 719
Gots: 2,346 | FT: 43
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fabulous offering from Bell's. I consider this the flagship beer, not Amber Ale. There are so many things about this beer that are right. It pours a sturdy, healthy head that takes a while to dissipate. Taste is unbelievable. Great hop tast but still balanced. It is the Hopslam Jr. Fantastic!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Born on date of 3/19/2012. 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A- pours a nice gold/copper/orange color with two inches of nice foam. Foam retreats slowly leaving really good-looking lacing.

S- a floral hop aroma with light citrus and light pine. Not very aromatic at all.

T- Very drinkable, reminds me of New Belgium Ranger IPA. It has hoppy bitterness mixed with orange peel and grapefruit. The finish it orange slice candy.

M- Very smooth. Bubbles hit the front hard but are diappear completely at halfway across the tongue, leaving a cask-conditioned feel on the swallow. Very well done.

Overall- Wish I had six of these instead of just one. A great product. Surprised to see the Bros hit it so low.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Clear, golden to amber. Great active carbonation. Forms a white head, approx. 1 1/2 fingers high, which sticks around. Fair amount of lacing remains.

S: Definitely not an in-your-face hoppy aroma. I get pine with a little bit of fruit (pineapple, orange rind). There is a background of malt aroma here also.

T: The hops come first, and the resinous & piney aspects dominate. The malt flavor shows up in the middle, and some citrus aspects near the end. Bitterness lingers just a bit and masks a mild alcohol presence.

M: Really nice. Good carbonation but smooth.

O: I've had this brew several times, but am just getting around to giving a proper review. It's good, no real complaints. But nothing outstanding, nothing to separate it from the host of other American IPAs out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into glass out of bottle.

A: Hazy look with a golden / tan appeal. Leaves some head after poured which is a plus.
I also believe the bottle lable should be taken into the apearance category makes me want to hang out at the river and wet a line while enjoying it.

S: Initial grapefruit with a hint of grassy aroma. Very pleasing to the nostrils.

T: Once applied to mouth it kicks off a few flavors of many higher ABV brews that I enjoy. I always like to know I'm getting something for the money. Leaves a pleasant after taste on the back of tongue which lasts suprisingly long. Might be slightly bitter, but in a good way.

M: Has some bubble to it, for sure not a flat effect. Almost makes you want to chew when held in mouth for a few seconds. This is one that personally I could drink a "few" of on one of those nights if you know what I mean. Very hearty, no pun intended.

O: I'm glad this is a year round brew. In my book, it is one of those tasty sixers that I appriciate to have on hand at the local beer store when needed. Very impressed, probably the fourth time I have had this one and it seems to taste better every time I taste it. I am a big fan of quite a few Bells concoctions but this isn't the reasoning for liking this...it's just a good beer ladies and gentlemen.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from 12oz pry-off bottle to Luettich balloon glass (Bruery tulip), bottling date of March 19, 2012 printed on the bottom of the back label (“11002 PKGD 03/19/12 A”)

Appearance (4.5): Two fingers of off-white foam rise up quickly, on top of a honey-gold body that is the epitome of “hazy”: not opaque by any means, but not clear enough to make out definite shapes on the other side of the glass. Awesome. Head dies down to a rocky cap, leaving moderate lacing all around.

Smell (4.0): Very, very pungent grapefruit and fresh-cut grass notes come through first—wonderful hop aroma, really nice. Malt body is understated and dry, and that’s okay.

Taste (4.5): Well-balanced from the start. The hops feel wet and citrusy, offering a mild citrus fruit rind character that moves into a full-flavored (but not terribly bitter) piney core to the hop profile. It retains a citrus note in the background, however, and the finish is mild to moderate in intensity but offers a nice grassiness to it. Meanwhile, the malt body is bready but not particularly sweet—like fresh-baked white bread or crackers. The yeast note is subtle but in the background the whole time, a slightly chalky, earthy character.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Medium-bodied with a nice carbonation: never prickly or tingly, but full nonetheless, it foams and fills your mouth in a lush way without being syrupy or viscous. Nice, slightly oily character that finishes very dry.

Overall (4.5): This is just so well-balanced, without relying on sweetness to balance out the hops. As a result, it drinks like a session beer in spite of the 7.0% ABV, and is easy-going. A real knock-out in this style might be hoppier, might be more pungent, might be lacier, etc., but this is just so tasteful and balanced. Excellent beer, it’s like an exercise in what your standard IPA should be, nailing every aspect without screaming for attention at any point.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,090 ratings.