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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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12,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,259
Reviews: 3,287
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 728
Gots: 2,505 | FT: 46
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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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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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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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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Thin creamy, pancake batter colored head. Moderate lacing. Slightly hazy and dark yellow.

S - Aggressive resiny and citrus hop aroma with a touch of acrid pine.

T - Quite bitter with strong hops and little underlying malt. Bitterness becomes more complex and lingers. Resins are strong and dance on the edge of medicinal.

M - Slick and lively as it passes over the palate and base of tongue.

O - At first not so appealing or drinkable, but I find myself drawn to the Two Hearted sip after sip and then back to the fridge for another. It is has become a go-to bitter IPA, not as smooth and easy as some, not as punishing as the big boys.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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