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
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#675
Reviews:
3,624
Ratings:
14,655
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale Amber pour (9) with off white frothy foam; thick lacing and decent cap. Light citrus nose with a little grassy hops. Lite citrus flavor, gentle bitter hops, caramel malt; lite lemon grass finish. Moderate carbonation; medium lite mouthfeel. Lite lemon grass linger.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally got to try this in California. I'm a west coast punch you in the mouth hop head, but I do enjoy an everyday single IPA, as well. As far as that style goes this is a good IPA but I'm not blown away. Heavy on the grass and pine flavors with a bit more of a malt backing than say a Lagunitas single. Some grapefruit and tropical notes present on the nose and taste but not at the forefront. Definitely a beer I would go back to on draught but not on my radar anymore, living on the west coast.

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4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in color with a slight off white head leaving decent lacing. Fairly carbonated.

A nice floral aroma, big on over ripe citrus. Very hoppy.

Nicely sweet upfront, but with a matching bitterness in the end. The taste, like the aroma, is hop forward. Lightly tart citrus.

Moderate in body with a bit of prickle on the tongue. Almost creamy with long lasting flavor that adheres to the tongue as the beer dries in the finish.

An excellent and unusual hop offering. Quite pleasing on this summer evening.

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4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rereviewed 3/15/10

Was shocked to find that my local pub had this on tap. Until recently, this place didn't even have the proper liquor license and served near-beer. Their taps have gotten significantly better in the past month and they had an extremely fresh keg of this on tap so out of other options I thought I would revisit this bad boy. It's been a while since I've had this, and while not fully appreciating it the first time around, I gave it a B+, 3.95.

Served in a pint glass, I was kind of shocked at how light this is. Clear and golden, with only a slight copper tint to it. A juicy off-white head sits on top with excellent retention and leaves some awesome lacing.

Any doubts I had about this actually being Two Hearted were laid to rest as soon as I took a whiff. Orange and grapefruit, tons and tons of citrus notes in this one. Wet and juicy hops are overflowing in this. I can't beleive I haven't had this in so long, this is amazing!

The taste is floral and citrus as well, but does manage to kick a piney bitter punch. Pale malts are subtle at best, in the background.

Mouthfeel is about medium body with a crisp carbonation and a lingering bitter bite. Drinkability is amazing.

Last time I had this was in bottles, but I have to say the fresh keg makes this thing expontially better on tap.

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3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

Pours cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head.
Aroma is crisp, citrus, lightly floral, bitter.
Taste is hoppy and bitter, lemon rind, pine, spicy.
More bitter than the aroma may suggest. Not a lot of malt being highlighted here. Nice lacing.
Clean, crisp mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Really hop-forward. Tastes stronger than the ABV.
Definitely a well-made IPA but i had better

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,655 ratings