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

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#675
Reviews:
3,629
Ratings:
14,663
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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963
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4,684
Trade:
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours the color of a dark pumpkin rind, with a bubbly head colored a nice eggshell situated on top. Retains well, with vigorous lacing.

Smell: Invigorating floral hops that are nicely accompanied by some simple, sweet malts.

Taste: Very good. Malts and hops compliment one another aptly to produce a simple yet satisfying flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and roundly carbonated.

Drinkability: Superb. Phenomenal session beer that I could drink anytime, for a long time. Blissful simplicity.

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Photo of Aenema
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a hazy honey with a thick white head.
Smell - Lots of grapefruit, lemon and floral hops.
Taste - There is a burst of grapefruit and a complex and full hoppy flavor before a moderately bitter finish. Delicious. 4.5
Mouthfeel - A light body with moderate carbonation makes this a very enjoyable beer.
Drinkability - This beer is great to drink by itself or with food. A very versatile beer that masks its' 7% alcohol content very well (some might say too well).
This is one of my favorite IPAs, I just wish it was easier to get a hold of in Maryland.

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled in tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours gold-honey in color with orange highlights with mousse-like, eggshell white head that persists for a few minutes. Head collapses after a few mins to a light ring around edge of glass. Pour is slightly hazy.

Aroma: Light malt sweetness; reminiscent of caramel. Hop aroma is spicy/herbal, but otherwise a little light. Upon warming, grassy and alcohol notes come forward.

Flavor: Caramel sweetness in a firm malt backbone. Not overly bitter at first, but as palate develops a nice crisp bitterness develops. This fades to a lingering bitter finish. Hop profile is much more bright at first sip, and evolves to a more "dark green" or piney/earthy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel. Surprisingly light for a 7% ABV. Light carbonation allows malt to come through a bit more, but leaves a light slickness on the tongue from the residual bitterness.

Overall: Smooth drinker. Light carb is refreshing. Percived bitterness develops as bottle is consumed, but still seems a little light for a IPA.

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh released 2002. Tasted with AVBC Hop Ottin.
Nose of deeper citrus; more like tangerine and grapefruit. Overripe fruit. Lemongrass. Twigs. Pure and bright honey malt flavors with some exotic Asian spices. Commanding hop presence through to the long finish.

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a Grain Belt pint glass...

A--Nice rich golden color, with a really thick white head
S--Can definitely smell the hops, along with some citrus and pine scents
T--Great balance of tastes--hops, pine, citrus; just the right amount of bitterness. Finishes with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
M--Very smooth, dry, and easy drinking
O--This is one of my very favorite IPAs. A great combo of tastes..and very easy to drink.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,663 ratings