Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter.

Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.

Added by Todd on 12-11-2001

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Photo of jamesdeen24
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jucifer1818
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at Tallahassee brew-fest

A lot of people like to glorify bells, and proclaim this to be "the best ever" for IPA's, and I don't like to buy into the hype

I also do not like IPA's, so I'm the first to rip them apart, but I just cant bring myelf to hat this beer
Its just too good, and thats coming for a malt loving beer snob like myself

The hops character does not grate on your taste buds like so many other IPA's, and its mouthfeal/body reflects its hopp bitterness perfectly

If you see it, get it. Its a great IPA, and although its not my favorite, I feel like its a a very well made brew that deserves the reputation it has.

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Photo of Pencible
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this again, after having a bad pour on my first sampling (over a year ago). This one poured a clear gold with lots of white head. It smelled like lots of floral and grassy hops, with a bit of caramel malt. It tasted like floral and grassy hops with sweet peach and a bit of malt. It was oily with no carbonation, and had a lasting bitter aftertaste. Overall this was much better than my first sampling. It was delicious and clean and makes me want to drink more and more of it. My only suggestion is that it could have used a bit more body.

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my utmost favorite IPAs. It has a fantastic hop character with a sweeter flavor accompanying it, I can't put my finger on what that sweet flavor is, but it compliments the hops beautifully.

A) Decent sized head upon pouring, just about to overflow my pint glass but decided not to. The color is gold with a slight red tint.

S) The smell is amazing, hoppy and fruity pebbles, awesome.

T) Hoppy, but extremely well balanced, more so than any other IPA I have tried.

M) Slightly bitter, and then sweet/citrusy, definitely delicious.

D) This is perhaps too drinkable, is there is such a thing. Absolutely delicious beer.

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Photo of montageman
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my old stand-by. No matter what kind of mood I'm in, Two Hearted does the trick. Pours an amber, orangish color. The smell is flowers, pine, and citrus. The taste is incredibly complex and wonderful - bitter, sweet at times, piney (?), and more. Easily one of my personal favorites.

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Photo of mixitchugit
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I go to a out of my way to get on tap. Good hoppy sweet smell and dark amber color. Head laces around the glass and sticks around for most of the beer. The alchol is mildly present. Good drinkability not one of pound-able beer though, meant to be enjoyed.

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It's a very cloudy peach-amber with a rather sizable ivory colored head that remains rather foamy throughout. Some sticky patches of lace remain behind on the glass.

S: Wow. Incredibly rich grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas unlike almost any other IPA I've had. There's a delicate, sweet, and fresh smell on this unlike most other IPAs. If I could get this as an air freshener, I would.

T&M: Taste is of grapefruit and citrus, with a hint of pine/herbal flavor. A sweet malt base helps to balance the rather intense hop bitterness in an interesting way by making the fruity/citrus hop flavors taste sweeter. Two Hearted Ale is a damn tasty IPA. The body is on the lighter side for an IPA, though I don't feel like it detracts in any way from the flavor (this isn't a DIPA, after all). Still, a fuller body would help one to savor the beer just a bit longer before swallowing.

D: This is an IPA that goes down rather quickly because of its lighter body and nice flavor. Two Hearted Ale is in the top echelon of American IPAs and is a must have for any hop head.

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Photo of Iamjlopez12
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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

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

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

Photo of rcm5693
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Zackochron
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SoSawcy
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

P- Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Packaged on 03/06/2017.

L- Thick soapy white colored head that stands 1 finger tall,with very good retention and sticky lacing.Light orange colored body with low clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.Low amount of carbonation,high amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get tons of citrus and tropical fruit hops (orange and mango),pine hops,and some faint hints of sweet breaded malt notes.Fruity hops definitely steal the show.Floral hop presence as well.

T- On the palate I get bitter pine hops and grapefruit up front,tropical and citrus fruit hops in the middle,and some sweat breaded malts balanced by pine hops on the back end.Very well balanced IPA.

F- The mouth feel is bordering on thin and medium,with a silky texture.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue with a smooth finish.

O- This is probably one of the best IPA's I have tried,that is available in Florida.Very well balanced with a beautiful hop presence.This is about as close to a "juice bomb" as you get in Florida.I could drink this beer all year round.I highly recommend this brew if you are a hop head,and an IPA lover.

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Photo of Lbtnhops
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best. Plenty of hops and great flavor and feel.

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

Photo of CHickman
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear gold with a small off white head; smells very hoppy and sweet with a great floral hop aroma that is quite strong in a very good way.

Tastes sweet and hoppy with floral hops, pine, malt, light spices, grass and citrus. Could be some other flavors like nutmeg mixed in, but the floral hops dominate in a nice balanced way. Very light and crisp with an overall floral hoppy taste that finishes dry and leaves a very nice hop taste.

Brew has good sticky lacing as it goes down and overall is a very good beer! Recommend trying this beer and it goes down easy, has great flavor and the alcohol does not take away from the great taste.

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,688 ratings