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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

10,026 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,026
Reviews: 3,031
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 555
Gots: 1,095 | FT: 36
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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Nick_RobertsM3

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-29-2013 11:55:46 | More by Nick_RobertsM3
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-29-2013 03:32:43 | More by timontheroad
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TheBoog013

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-28-2013 22:37:15 | More by TheBoog013
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NCStateAE

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-28-2013 18:56:12 | More by NCStateAE
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adam47150

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-28-2013 04:21:55 | More by adam47150
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Puppetz

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-28-2013 02:58:20 | More by Puppetz
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

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

12 oz bottled poured into an IPA glass. Packaged by date of 8/6. Consumed on 9/27.

A - Golden amber in color. Poured no head with light carbonation. Not cloudy, yet not very translucent. Light ring of foam around edge with no lacing... more like small circles of residual foam.

S - Very fragrant. Dried apricot smell dominant, with hint of green apple, white grape, raisin, and brown sugar.

T - A very pleasant tart IPA... flavors include lemon, melon, sour apple, pineapple, melon, and honey. Light pleasant alcohol notes with some bitter hops. Well balance malt backbone with lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

M - Although carbonation is not readily apparent visually, yields a tingly crisp feel on the tongue. Feels very clean.

O - Can't believe I haven't had this beer in awhile... starting drinking a few years ago before I really became exposed to the world of craft beers and thought it was phenomenal then. Got wrapped up in trying different IPAs and DIPAs and lost track of this gem. This beer is always a solid win and competes well even with limited releases seasonals. Also, gets high marks for being widely available. Highly recommended and good year round.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 01:25:17 | More by Duane_Opfer
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MattVidal

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-27-2013 19:25:40 | More by MattVidal
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Bill69

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-27-2013 18:22:04 | More by Bill69
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pilsner glass and enjoyed over 30 minutes.
The look is a hazy orange amber with a little visible carbonation. A sudsy head falls fairly quickly, but bubbles cling and lacing endures.

There's blood orange and peach made sweet by malt right next to the more traditional scents of an American IPA. The fir is honeyed with its own sap, and there's grassy warmth in the nose, too...especially as it warms. A real treat of a bouquet.

A smooth start is quickly cut by sharp carbonation that ushers in bitterness fairly early. Then, a somewhat nutty-sweet phase comes in with a kiss of lime. Apple-cake malt then drops into next phase is where the dank hop weight becomes apparent. Evergreen comes next, along with pepper and spice. Then a bitter and dry finish. My only complaint is that it becomes too musty, out of balance, as the temperature rises.

The mouthfeel is bright and weighty in great balance. Carbonation is just right for me. It just doesn't linger as long as I'd like...needs a little more chew.

This brew is complex and rewarding. There are a few minor areas of imbalance and imperfection, but the blend of flavors and (especially) compelling scents make this one worth many happy returns.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 03:36:54 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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NathanEmpsall

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-27-2013 02:05:43 | More by NathanEmpsall
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AWB3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-26-2013 23:20:14 | More by AWB3
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EmpiricalBill

Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two Hearted is still a standard-setting IPA, even though the exclusivity factor has dropped. When Bell's was still avoiding distribution in Illinois, we would drive to Indiana to hunt this down. Now it's in my grocery store, usually on sale (Dominick's needs to seriously rethink discounting this one). Fairly light in color, it's more of a yellow than an amber or an orange. Well carbed, you can stir it up to maintain a nice, foamy white head throughout your session. Lots of orange up front and hops in the back. It's hoppy enough for a hob head like me but won't offend.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 22:44:26 | More by EmpiricalBill
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TWebb

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice! This is a very distinctive and different ale.
Dominated by flavors and aromas of sawdust and grass, but I mean that in a totally good way. Sawdust has never tasted so good! Very refreshing and delicious. I've had nothing else like it.
Take two of these and call ME in the morning.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 19:36:13 | More by TWebb
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dannyhead

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-26-2013 19:30:16 | More by dannyhead
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-26-2013 12:07:31 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-26-2013 05:04:37 | More by jayhunter357
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-26-2013 05:04:20 | More by shehateme
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ThePeskyDingo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-26-2013 03:46:38 | More by ThePeskyDingo
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timesnewspartan

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-26-2013 02:27:35 | More by timesnewspartan
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aswaller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-26-2013 02:19:16 | More by aswaller
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-26-2013 02:08:34 | More by MattGrimley
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ncsutitan22

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-26-2013 00:56:16 | More by ncsutitan22
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EliotRosewater

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-26-2013 00:51:39 | More by EliotRosewater
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bsm80x

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-25-2013 20:39:40 | More by bsm80x
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 10,026 ratings.