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

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 14,614 |  Reviews: 3,614
Photo of Drewcifer
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with a finger-plus of rocky, foamy off-white head.

A very pleasant, slightly subdued scent of fresh floral and citric hops, with a very slight malt sweetness detectable.

Well balanced taste - Grapefruit hops are foremost, but evened up by slightly sweet, biscuity malts and floral hops.

Medium bodied, well-coating if not a bit sticky, lighter carbonation than I was expecting.

Overall, pretty drinkable. Not the most impressive IPA I've ever had, but well-balanced, very much on top of the style.

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Photo of chiefydawg
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light gold body with micro particles dancing around busily, giving it a haze. Very well carbonated, as I got to preview the taste from the head running over. Soon recedes to a thin white head with some life to it.

Biscuity grapefruit smell. Very intertwined marriage of the two, where there is a sweet grainy hoppiness that keeps the scent from getting rindy (yes, I'm aware some of these words are not in Websters). Fresh smelling with some delicate apricot.

Same grapefruit, same sweet grain per the smell. Just a little different than many IPAs in that the balance is supreme. Another fine example of a highly-hopped beer that never gets extremely bitter just for the sake of it (not that there is anything wrong with that). Halfway down, the alcohol joins the taste party and fits right in.

This one is deceptive. For starters, it is lighter in color, has a soft mouthfeel, and is carried by a less than than medium body. Then there is the fresh sweetness like somebody added an oz of Centennial to grandma's freshly baked white bread. Oh, and it is twice as strong as your garden-variety light macros. More than one friend of mine has fallen prey to the Two Hearted. Watch out for it on tap because it could become the Two Livered.

The kind of beer that could get warm and flat and you will still happily drink it.

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Photo of ironlung
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks bb8189 for getting this one off my "wants" list and into my tulip!

Batch #8928

Classic burnt orange haze. Soft pour,so not much of a tiny white head. Smell is of fresh yellow pine and lemons. A tasty well balanced brew. Not a hop-bomb like these west coast IPA's I'm used to. A nice change of scenery. Easy drinkin'. Refreshing,and I can't tell its 7% at all! Nothings out of place. A really well done IPA from Bell's!

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Photo of pasdachuri
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a small head.

Heavy nose of grapefruit hops followed by fruity esters

Tastes is a nice mix of malts and hops with a very piney presence. The malts of a nice sweetness on the mid-palate while the pine taste lingers for a bit at the end.

Mouthfeel is very smooth/crisp. Not overly carbonated, medium body.

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Photo of drink1121
4.82/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was great. I wanted my brother to see the difference between an American Pal Ale and an American India Pale Ale.

So we drank this next to a Flying Dog Doggie Style APA. This beer blew it out of the water, even though my brother liked the APA more, cause this one was "too hoppy" for him.

Everything was great about this beer. Taste was perfect.
I am glad my brother didnt like it, so I could have it all.
Drinkablity is slightly down because of the intense hops.

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Photo of Kavon
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of despainmakesbeer
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light orange amber color; tap color was slightly darker than having it from the bottle Extremely clear, clear enough to watch tv through (upside down of course). Thin white head, hangs around for pretty much whole drink. Decent lacing. Fantastic aroma. Bursting citrus aroma, very sweet hoppy aroma, very bright. Good balance of sweetness. Light beginning, slight light maltness. Nice citrusy hoppy middle with Grapefruity peel aftertaste. Growler flavor was slightly darker in the sugary sweetness but still with same bright hoppiness. Overall very light, especially for having so much flavor. Everything seems very balance. Very drinkable. Smooth mouthfeel, nothing overpowering or too potent on the finish.

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Photo of BrianTheBrewer30
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of joshstevens87
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-pours a yellow slight orange with a inch or so white head which leaves a nice lacing
S-big hops witha blend of grapefruit and pine which comes off very full and complex with a little bit of a biscut malt in the background
T-again a big hop presence with a nice malt backbone very complex yet still very refrshing
M-very light with a good carbonation when comined with the hop presence gives a very rough fell in your mouthvery refreshing
D- highly drinkable, very light and refreshing while still providing a big ipa hop presence a great balance of ipa flavor while still being very refreshing

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Photo of angusdegraosta
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Minski405
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,614 ratings