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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

11,891 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,891
Reviews: 3,196
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 679
Gots: 2,152 | 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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4.5/5  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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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

20 oz for $6 at Twain's. Served in a Pint glass.

a: about an inch of the frothiest and thickest head i've ever had for any beer. a light golden orange color with tiny bubles rising to the top rapidly. thick lacing.

s:lots of lemon, piney, and hops. a little salty-smelling

t: very bitter, hoppy, slight malt presence that finishes into a pleasant sweetness. dry finish that doesn't leave you with cotton mouth, but nice nonetheless.

m- light and airy, crisp and well carbonated. very refreshing. very drinkable beer.

o- I've had this beer on several occasions. the first time it was pretty mediocre. but two other times it was awesome. i'm glad i gave this another chance.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of snatch210
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours alarmingly foamy, but that's just the beer's way of winking at you before the awesomeness to come.

smell is good. the typical grapefruit/piney notes are balanced out nicely by sweet maltiness. i'm probably crazy, but i get a little bit of cream soda. overall, a bit more subdued than i'd like, though.

taste: won't knock you back like its cousin hopslam, but you get a nice blast of hops up front before it fades into a nice, fruity sweetness with some bite on the end. the balance here -- hops to malts -- is what sets it apart from many American IPAs.

mouthfeel: i love how creamy this beer is. one of the best things about drinking two hearted.

overall, this is not the best ipa in the world. but it is a damn good one. only real flaw is a bit of a subdued smell, but i got over that years ago. best IPA i can get in my distro area for a reasonable price.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can almost give this beer a 5 out of 5 on the scale, and actually remains my top beer overall. I love everything about this beer, the ONLY thing I would change is maybe give it a tiny bit stronger bite. I have been a "Hop Head" lately, but this beer is a good one when you want to tone it down a bit.
This beer is very citrus filled but has just the right amount of bite to it to not be ashamed to call it an "American IPA".
This is the perfect Summer beer that could easily be shared around the BBQ. This is also tame enough to be a GREAT session beer, where you can enjoy quite a few.
Best all around beer for me so far!

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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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4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One finger white head sits atop a clear pale, orangish brew. Patchy head has good retention. Leaves a thin, scattered lace on the glass. Strong floral and orangey aroma, light and zesty. Sweetish malt ist here behind the hops, which stand up grassy after a while. The malt isn't afraid to showcase its semi-sweet biscuity flavor before the hops turn bitter in your mouth, flashing citrus/orange before going full on grassy bitter. Lingers a good while with green (unripe) lemon zest. Easily drinkable and balanced. Not too much body to weigh you down. Bitterness makes you want to take a second before your next drink. Dry finish.

This is one great IPA. I'm sad I don't live in Bell's' distribution area, but was very glad to grab a sixer and enjoy it in CA. Well balanced, and very different from West Coast IPAs. Not as piney or resinous, this is still a bitter brew that I enjoy. A great change of pace and a good stand by.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,891 ratings.