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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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10,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,787
Reviews: 3,078
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 598
Gots: 1,487 | FT: 40
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange color, pretty clear, with a decent head. The smell is classic; citrus, pine, floral with a touch of caramel and the taste follows suit. The smell is moderate, but the taste takes it up a notch. No one would ever accuse this beer of being overstated, but you don't have to search around for the aroma, or the taste. Mouthfeel is good.
Overall, this is one of the quintessential American IPA's. It's a classic, there's hardly a time when you wouldn't be happy to drink it and I'm really happy that it's made it into NY distribution!

dougfur, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A-Murky orange. Hazy. Beautiful color gradation, (a bit darker at top, lighter on bottom). Held to light the body is yolky and bright. Creamy white head. Soapy. Average size. Average lacing which is spotty. When head is gone a veneer of smoky, misty fog permeates over the body. Remains carbonated and bubbly to finish.

S-Orange. Lemon. Lime. Mandarin orange. Grass. Mellow pine. Sweet caramel malt. Peach. Cream. Wet mildew, like a pond. Seaweed maybe. Floral. Woodsy. Perfume. Versatile smelling beer.

T-Citrus floods in. You get the classic orange, lemon and lime. Sweet tangerines even. Tropical fruits come forward: papaya & pineapple. Bitter citrus, not grapefruit, but more like tasting an orange rind/skin. A perfect malt backbone arches out in the middle. A puff cloud of grain rises. The finish is unique. The citrus hops are cooling like a mint. The hops also impart the customary bitter pine finish. A pure pine taste, like rubbing actual pine on the tongue. The smoothest and yet bold IPA you can ask for. The malt backbone is the highlight of the taste. Some kind of plant is in there. Like, aloe, or cactus. Something.

M-Refreshing moderate-medium body. More on the fluid side than chewy. Medium carbonation. Will thicken with time to a more creamier velvet state. Slightly sour citrus aftertaste. Sweet as well. Bitter resins and pine contrast beautifully with the sweet & sours. A cool minty finish is perceptible too.

O-America's IPA. All the ingredients are harmonious and deliver realistic fresh flavors. I feel like I'm eating into a juicy orange soaked in malt all drizzled in pine oil. Two Hearted Ale is not only the benchmark for IPA, but the bar that is not surpassed. Less than a handful of IPA's MATCH it, (Sculpin is one). The malt backbone makes my own straighten up and take notice of it's greatness. I'm honored at the availability of this sessionable IPA. Weird, but I cheers to a beer. Thanks for being, you.

shacawgo24, Jan 13, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/30/2013
Served in a chilled pint sized glass

Appearance: Sunshine golden straw. Beautiful color.

Nose: Citrus rind, spice, sweet malt

Taste: Sweet spicy bitterness, fresh hoppy pop, some sticky rich malt

Mouthfeel: Creamy, perfect carbonation

Overall: Two Hearted Ale has always been a favorite of mine of the IPA style but this batch is probably the freshest BTHA that I've come across. Well balanced and enjoyable. This one is a benchmark example of the AIPA style. Simply delicious and highly recommended, especially when introducing someone to the world of IPA's.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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