Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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14,353 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:
14,353
Reviews:
3,574
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
946
Gots:
4,436
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy. Golden and hued with orange. A creamy head of white foam tops this beer and it leaves sheets of lace as you drink. The nose is terrific with hops. First some ripe tropical fruit, mango, apricot and pineapple. Then a nice honey sweetness and a bit of faint spice. The drink has more bread than you expected form the nose. Faint grain and a brisk dryness. The fruity and floral hops fill up the palate with a bouquet of flavors. Tart citrus, stone fruit and tropical sweetness , honey and a light pine. The supple malt is a bready and shy but you can taste the grain on the palate and there's a bit of bitter. The mouthfeel is slick. Silky and creamy. Finishes dry and with a floral aftertaste.

This is not the usual in your face IPA. This one is subtle and gentle. It has a powerful hop character that presents big fruit but also the delicate floral aspects. In the drink the floral is powerful and reminds me of honeysuckle. It drinks softly like an english IPA. it's graceful and flowing.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of AllForAugust
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To date, one of the most fantastic examples of American IPA I've had the pleasure to enjoy. Such character in this beer... The alcohol is brilliantly masked by the piney hops while the malt plays the support role fantastically, careful not to overwhelm.

A: Damn near what my perception of what an American IPA should be. Pale, yet vibrant. Hues of amber blended nicely against the original English colour. Slightly cloudy.
4.25-would bang.

S: "Oh what a delicate floral bouquet...Nope, wait a tick, piney yum yum." The use of American hops is clearly evident among the first whiff. My guess... Centennial Hops? Fuck if I know, I'm no pro. The balance here is fantastic, but perhaps, if my own criticisms would be permitted, could use a tad more hop character. However, the simplicity does not work against it.

T: Ya ever walk into an English pub and instantly crave a pint of English "real ale". This is what I imagine the american version of that to be. The idea of California Common shakes your tongues' hand (like your fucking tongue has a goddam hand), but then pulls the ole switcharoo and is like "wait, I'm an IPA". Malty sweetness again, plays prop to the bitterness of the hops. This beer tastes almost exactly as it smells.

M: There's that distinctive grindy feeling Coca Cola leaves on your teeth after you drink it; we must find a word for it. Subtle hints of it are present here, but only barely. The "front nine" presents itself smoothly, with little, but an appropriate level of carbonation, allowing you to truly taste this brew. The "back nine" leaves a dry finish, much akin to red wine.

O: Maybe, possibly think about getting around to trying this beer. No, wait, do it. This one's a must.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a warm golden color with a sticky and lacy head. Bubbles climb slowly to the top of the glass.

Aroma of pine, resin, nice and balanced. More than just a slap of hops in your face.

Taste is excellent. Bitter without being overwhelming. Pine and resin linger on your pallet but don't overwhelm it. Refreshing and yet warming. Alcohol well hidden for a 7% beer.

mouthfeel is nice and full and sticky.

overall a great beer that really lives up to its reputation.

Serving type: bottle

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally had this after a distant acquaintance of mine, Chris, have one to me. I have had such good things about Bells that is made seeing Chris again somewhat worthwhile. Overall this was a good beer. Had it in a bottle, and pours a very clear golden clot with little head. It smelled overly smokey to me for some reason. Not that hoppy to me but was a pleasant blend of malt and hops. A decent carbonated beer. I liked this but wasn't wowed... Hate to go against the mass opinion, but just a good beer

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,353 ratings.
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