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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

9,928 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,928
Reviews: 3,028
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 553
Gots: 1,052 | 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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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2014 02:08:13 | More by Wrigleyf
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-19-2014 01:53:55 | More by Bruster
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2014 01:33:02 | More by TheRougeBastard
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Smokesnotes

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2014 00:40:29 | More by Smokesnotes
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claybertut

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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BigHead

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-18-2014 22:58:40 | More by BigHead
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 18:51:41 | More by myhopsdontlie
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MidknightFitter

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 13:08:09 | More by MidknightFitter
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thomda11

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 05:19:56 | More by thomda11
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle picked up as a single at a Meijer store; bottled June 30 2014. Another one of those beers that I've been hearing great things about for years, but couldn't track down for one reason or another. Served well-chilled.

Pours a foggy golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of soapy white froth. It recedes gradually over the next period of minutes, eventually leaving behind a thin, foamy cap/collar and a loose web of lacing. Nice aroma - very big on the grapefruit, with additional hints of orange, pine and floral hops. Not much contribution from the malt bill here.

I can see why this one is so popular. There is some light pale malt sweetness, but for the most part this is just one sip of hoppy deliciousness after another. Tons of juicy grapefruit and citrus pith notes come through, with the tail end of the profile becoming increasingly piney and resinous. The bitter finish doesn't linger on the palate for long, ending dry quickly - not ideal for this style. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation that provides a crisp, smooth feel in the mouth. Not oily or slick-feeling like some IPAs, and the 7% abv is undetectable, which makes this a dangerously drinkable brew.

Final Grade: 4.3, an excellent A grade. Two Hearted Ale is a well-made IPA, though I'm still not sure if I'd consider this brew one of the best of its kind. I'm enjoying this glass and I'd certainly be willing to purchase more in the future, but this one just doesn't reel me in completely. Balanced and approachable, in the sense that it is not as absurdly bitter or heavy as this style tends to want to be. Very well-made; there is no denying that Bell's has concocted an awesome beer here that is well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 04:10:19 | More by thehyperduck
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

(packaged 6/17/14 - poured into a British pint)

A: hazy with sediment... amber-colored liquid with yellow outer edges... huge, spongy-sudsy foam that holds tight and rocks back n forth with the glass... keeps a thin, but full cap... sprayed splotches of lace

S: sort of a ginger snap malt foundation with spicy orange wafting atop... perhaps also some hints of lemon, rose, and pine, but only a little... touch of tonic alcohol in the back... decent overall intensity, hard candy sweetness later comes to the fore

T: aforementioned spicy orange core, with a really perfumy, floral finish, maybe a hint of toasty pale malt as well... orange comes across moderately sweetish like soda... fair amount of assertive, grassy bitterness that lingers long through the aftertaste... this is all about bright shades of color - happy, daydreamy shit

M: fairly clean and remarkably silky smooth... dry finish, bit of warmth left behind... cottony, sudsy flow but, overall, quite light on the palate, just right... residual resins do build up by the end... not a ton of play from the carbonation... just so comfortable

O: first off - totally prefer the bottle serving to the draft... great intensity of flavor after a month... this kinda sits at a nice little midway point between some of the hoppier bitters out of England and the mouth-slapping jolt of a West Coast IPA... heavy on the aromatics and flavor components here, though the bitterness isn't exactly weak

Serving type: bottle

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stomioka

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-18-2014 00:55:19 | More by stomioka
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JMUduke

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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AnthonyD12

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with what appears to be a cloud of hop particles floating around the center of the glass. Even with only a mildly vigorous pour, the cream white towers in the glass and retains for ages before settling at a 1/2 inch, leaving an obnoxious amount of lacing down the glass. Flawless.

S: Bright and juicy grapefruit along with some pine resin and smooth caramel malts. Bell's seems to have left all trickery at the door and employed a simplistic aroma that's gorgeous and insanely fresh.

T: Very much similar to the nose, except the malts are nearly non-existent. Tons of juicy grapefruit and orange upfront with some hints of Earthy pine resin and grass. I wish there was more to explain here, but as I stated in the aroma, there's not much complexity here. Bell's went for simplicity, but the flavors are some of the freshest I've tasted.

M: The body stands at medium. A little bit of creaminess towards the middle and a reserved carbonation make this easy to drink, but doesn't impress much.

O: I know what you're thinking here... I scored this so highly in 3/4 of the categories, but the overall is under a 4... It's not that this beer isn't delicious, because it is. It's one of the freshest, no-frills IPAs that I've ever tasted, but when you consider it's popularity and sheer difficulty to acquire (it's oft-times sold out before I make it to the bottle shop), it's just not THAT good. If I stumble upon this again, I'd, without hesitation, pick up a pack of it, but it doesn't hold the "WOW factor" that'll put me in a craze to seek out this over some more readily-available IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Tanktizzo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 9,928 ratings.