Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,272 Ratings
Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by Todd on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14,272
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
936
Gots:
4,374
For Trade:
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Ratings: 14,272 |  Reviews: 3,550
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been feeling inspired to get back into reviewing with the new change to how scores are calculated. What better one to kick it off with a reknowned beer from my new home state. Enjoyed out of a 12 oz bottle that was picked up at the General Store in Kalamazoo--bottling date of 6/27/15. Poured into a fancy Speigelau IPA glass for maximum IPA-ness.

Appearance (4.0) - Pours a hazy tangelo orange with the body up in the bulb of the glass being darker and more opaque than the lighter orange rind color of the smaller base. Yellowish highlights rest at the bottom where teh light passes through the glass. Atop the body sits a finger and a half of frothy, bright white foam. Retention is moderate before fading away to leave just a spot of lace here and there on the glass--not much residue at all.

Smell (4.0) - Initially I get some bright notes of stone fruit and tropical, maybe nectarine and mango, but not as sweet. On second and third times sticking my nose down in the glass, I get faint herbal notes and the grain base makes itself known, but gently. Nothing individually jumps out in this beer, with all the players melding together in a nice blend. A part of me wishes something in here was a little more aggressive, but the harmony makes for a very easy-to-drink beer.

Taste (4.0) - Much like the aroma, the flavors contained here all blend very well together, making for a slightly different impression with each swallow. The same notes of fruit are present, with an additional depth coming from some floral notes. Peach, mango, and light bready sweetness all make an appearance, and there is a slight bite from the alcohol, but nothing unpleasant or overpowering--just some minor astringency.

Mouthfeel (4.0) - Medium body with carbonation on the low side of moderate. Finish is mostly dry with just a hint of sweetness on the tongue.

Overall (4.0) a very well-done beer that has stood the test of time for good reason. Something I never find myself going out of my way to get, but always a great backup option if I can't decide on something else because I know what to expect and that I will be satisfied once the beer is gone.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest head, but it leaves a near blanket of lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy with an orange hued dirty copper color.

Very mild smell for the style. Pale grain nose is stronger than the floral hop. Well balanced but meek.

The hop is fresh tasting, providing a black pepper finish. Starts with a clean "round" pale malted barley flavor. Only a touch of sweetness. Full bodied and a below average level of carbonation. Good counterpoint to hot wings.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,272 ratings.
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