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

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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:
#682
Reviews:
3,635
Ratings:
14,697
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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966
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4,716
Trade:
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Ratings: 14,697 |  Reviews: 3,635
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 03/05/2012. 12 oz bottle into an over sized pint glass. Big thanks to GRDave for sending this in a trade.

A - Light amber/golden body. Fluffy two finger head with great lacing and retention.

S - Grapefruit heavy hops with a touch of biscuity malts. Bitter yet clean.

T - Much different from the nose. A perfect balance between grapefruit citrus and bready malt. Low amount of bitterness. Finishes very clean. Medium mouth feel with a great level of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

O - This is perfection. An absolutely stellar IPA. Just really well baalnced and clean with the right amount of hops and malt. This beer is a permanent want now.

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Photo of tmm313
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Deep bright orange color. Quickly diminishing, creamy, 1 finger head. Great lacing.

Smell: Super citrusy. Strong orange, pineapple, tropical fruit and mango. Touch of resiny pine and booze. Oh, how I love Centennial hops.

Taste: Big citrus sweetness, orange, grapefruit, pine, malt, slight booze, with a lingering subtle bitterness. Exceptionally balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with crisp carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: This was my gateway IPA and still ranks as one of my favorites. Since it features only Centennial hops, it does lack some of the subtle complexities of other IPAs, but it uses what it has to the absolute fullest. Very strong flavors mixed together almost perfectly.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 10216

A-golden amber with a nice white head
S-nice citrsy hops invite me in...
T-amazing. Sweet grapefruit taste that really wowed me for the first time in a while. I always forget how great this beer is
M-medium bodied and so smooth
D-rediculosuly drinkable, awesome!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

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

Had on-tap at the Boneyard in Broadview Heights. Beer was served in a chilled pint glass and was WAY too cold. Had to let it warm a bit before reviewing.

Beer is a beautiful amber color with a thin foamy head on top that remains throughout much of my drinking of the beer. Foam has nice retention as the beer is swirled.

Has a fruity, citrusy smell, some slight pine notes.

Presents with a nice bitter hop taste up front, plenty of evergreen, with a sweet malt taste hitting mid-mouth before ending bitter. The hop taste "echoes" away as you consume this one. Some spiciness keeps the mouth tingling.

Thin to medium mouthfeel, with the hops nicely keeping the taste buds active.

Highly drinkable, this is one of my go-to IPA's either from the bottle or on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Medium bodied, cloudy honey color with a substantial, lasting white head.

Aroma is intensely hoppy - grapefruit, pine, orange, fresh grass - with a biscuity malt base.

Taste is along the same lines. Starts with a definite bready, biscuity malt but then taken over by some of the best hop flavors to be found, definite citrusy grapefruit, herbal, piney, etc., aggressive but very crisp, fresh and pleasant. Definitely for hops lovers but very well balanced.

Good stuff. I want more!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,697 ratings