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Honey Hearted | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by amalburg on 07-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 34
Photo of AgentMunky
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 4th Avenue Pub.
Very clear ruddy brown. Light head.
Smells big and sweet. Honeyed? Sure. Also dank, mild hops and sticky caramel.
It's incredibly, overwhelmingly sweet. 120 Minute esque, but not as hoppy. Weirdly no burn or whiff of alcohol. It's more like an agave sweetened soda. Or very mild vermouth (or vermouth and soda, with ice melted and the carbonation faded).
Surprisingly thin, considering. Low carbonation. Smooth, sweet, watery, and flat.
It's not a very good beer, but it's an acceptable elixir that lives up to its name. Not recommended.

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Placid jewel tone orange, bright clarity with a thin skim on the surface and minimal spotty lacing.
Aroma has huge notes of orange zest, vanilla, and honey. Taste is similar, there's no mistaking the 16% because it's instantly warming. Juicy orange, vanilla, and honey flavors commingle, giving the impression of a creamsicle or sorbet. Rich and chewy, full bodied. Somewhat bitter with a honeyed earthy aftertaste. Smooth sipper.

The latest batch is pretty great, not sure if the last one was the same or not, but it may account for the polarizing reviews.

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Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at hop cat Madison.

White head. Golden color.

It basically tastes like a mead. There is some earthy flavors and some hops showing, but it is mainly honey. Pine in the finish.

Not too much heat shows if any at all. Maybe in the finish a bit.

Very interesting beer. Not really a dipa.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Over the top and a ton going on, but it all comes together for me. I can understand the mixed reviews because this one is so in your face if it doesn't work for you, it really doesn't, but I am very impressed with it, and it is incredibly easy drinking for that high of an ABV

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Photo of oneaday
1/5  rDev -73.7%

8oz pour on tap at Crunchys in East Lansing. I love DIPAs and Bells makes a couple of the best in Hopslam and Oracle. This sounded like a winner, but tastes like a cat with a yeast infection pissed in a DFH 120.

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Photo of jarrgal
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This tastes more like a mead, which is what I think they were going for with the name "Honey Hearted." It is exceptionally smooth given the 16.3% ABV and has a great honey flavor.

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Honey Hearted from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.