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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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12,095 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,095
Reviews: 3,248
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 718
Gots: 2,354 | 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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4.38/5  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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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy light amber/gold with lots of active carbonation. A one finger head dissipates over time leaving a nice film with definite lacing.

S: Hops assault the nose with good citrus/grapefruit. After the initial scent you can sense florals and earthy pine. Some maltiness to cap this one off.

T The hops, citrus, malt, and earthy tones come into one impressive beer. The ingredients unleash bitterness and the citrus gives great juicy character.

M: Medium body with slight creamy flow. Good carbonation and impressive warming.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a goldish orange with a good frothy white head.

Smell is hoppy and citrus with a hint of sweetness.

Tasteis hoppy with more of the sweetness coming through especially on the finish.

A great IPA and available fresh in Illinois.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,095 ratings.