Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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14,276 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:
14,276
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
937
Gots:
4,378
For Trade:
49
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured form a Boston Round growler into a pint glass. A nice, 1-finger ecru head appeared and dissipated into a thin ring around the outside of the glass. The color is golden straw in hue, and semi-hazed in texture. Really inviting.

S: Smooth and balanced, with a nice hop citrus blending evenly with an almost orang-juice sweetness. A mild malt character carries the smell through, with other notes of pine forest, wood, earth, and grass. Overall it's light on the nose.

T: Wow, this is not your standard-issue IPA, and yet follows similar flavor profiles. Some intangibles here that definitely kick it up a notch in my book. A nice, even-keeled taste in the mouth with a good hop/malt balance, followed by a slightly sharp swallow, and a bitter aftertaste. Smooth and blended the whole way, with no one flavor dominating. Tastes a lot like it smells. Flavor notes of citrus wedges dusted with sugar, flower petals, some great hop pine/floral notes right at the back of the tongue, and a light grain backbone. Superbly crafted.

M: Smooth, clean, and with just a touch of bite and bitterness on the swallow. It has all of the characteristics of a great IPA without leaning heavily on any one. Well-rounded, easy-drinking, and it feels great in the mouth.

O: This beer has all of the flavor of the IPA without some of the palate-crushing bitterness or harsh strength often seen. It's not a "big" IPA, but it's beauty is in its subtlety. Great flavors that are at times hard to place, but really a delight.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass.
Smells fruity; not just grapefruit, but sweeter.
Tastes fruity as well. No malt to speak of, but despite this it's still tasty and interesting and doesn't just rake the palate with dish soap bitterness. The finish is certainly bitter like any good IPA, but by the end of the glass you notice the fruity hoppy flavor much more than the bite. Well done.
On the scale from balanced, complex beer to one-dimensional hop bomb:

Sierra Nevada Torpedo=Bells Two Hearted > NOLA Mechahopzilla >> Green Flash West Coast IPA

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,276 ratings.
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