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

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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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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours hazy orange with a thick creamy white head.

Smells of sweet fruits, some citrus and some granny smith apple.

Body is full yet the taste is light, crisp and fruity, apricots, lemon peel, and more granny smith.

This is an extremely tasty beer. Much less bitter than many IPAs, making this a very complex and diverse beer.

Highly recommended and worthy of the hype!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Had on tap at Rustico in Alexandria, VA. Poured a nice amber with a two finger head. Good lacing.

The aroma was a nice blast of citrus peel and grapefruit. Some grassiness but without being too earthy.

This was one of the best tasting IPAs I have ever had. It was crisp, clean, and dry. The flavor was loaded with orange and lemon peel, pink grapefruit, and just a tad bit of sweet fruit. It has a nice but not intruding malt backbone to hold up the hop bitterness. The finish was just perfect. No astrigency at all. Crisp and clean and just a little dry.

Medium-bodied. Period.

If I could get this brew in Seattle, I would have this all the time. Very drinkable. The 7+% ABV keeps this from a 5 for drinkability.

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Photo of brow1901
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Two Hearted has been a favorite of mine for awhile, I would call it my go-to beer. I finally decided to review it.

A- Pours a cloudy dirty orange, bordering on a rust color. I went a little violent on the pour whoops, but it produced a huge bright white head. One thing I enjoy about the appearance of this beer is how I can always see bubbles rising from the bottom. The head died a bit, but left good lacing down the glass.

S- Smells like a citrus hops variety with some spice in it. The citrus reminds me of peaches. This beer smells as good as it looks. The hops arn't overpowering. I like how when I really stick my nose in there I can pick out other scents, with hopslam I can't do that.

T- The taste is much less bitter than some IPA's. But is more sweet, a faint hint of alcohol can be found in the after tastes.

M- The mouth feel is great, very light. The carbonation bubbles explode as they hit your tounge leaving this excelent feeling. The beer doesn't dry the mouth at all, it kinda leaves a film actually. This beer is very refreshing by the way.

D- For me this is one of the most drinkable beers. They go down so smoothe, and quick! The alcohol is a bit high at 7% but not overwhelming after two or three. So not a session beer but if it had a lower abv it certainly would be.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of EnemyWithin
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle on May 8th, 2011 in tulip plastic glass. Then on tap in June 2011, and in bottle into Unibroue glass in June/July 2011 multiple times.

Appearance: 4.5

Clear golden orange body with dense white 1inch head that slowly dissipates to leave a near complete thin, but present covering and has great lacing.

Smell: 4

Grapefruit/citrus aroma from the hops, with less intense resin/pine notes. Having try this many times now over, I knwo that the aroma of the hops can be quite subdued if not a fresh bottle, but are bursting when fresh on tap.

Taste: 4

Strong piney notes with background citrus characteristics of the hops that fade in and out. Very prominent bitterness, but not overpowering. I find these hop characteristics to be extremely well-balance with the crisp and bready/?light caramel malt. Finishes with nice bitterness and a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: 4

Great smooth and creamy body, a little on the lighter side, but very appropriate. There is a hint less astringency and dryness then I expected (and have encountered with other IPAs). This makes a very refreshing and welcoming finish that is incredibly easy-drinking.

Overall: 4.5

A very nice IPA. There is something that I can’t quite figure out with just my first and only two-hearted that makes its very smooth and easy to drink. Perhaps the excellent presence of flavours of the malt and the slight sweetness it offers. Yet, the bitter nature of the IPA is also extremely prominent. When I first had this in a bottle, via a trade, I was a little disappointed. Yet, in subsequent samplings on-tap and in a fresh bottle, the beer was notably better, with more aroma and citrus taste.

Highly recommend if fresh.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to a couple of Bucky’s roaming minions, he was able to sample a 16 fl. oz. can of Two Hearted Ale (“THA”) from Bell’s Brewery Inc. of Comstock, MI. THA was 7.0% alcohol by volume.

THA poured a slightly hazy amber/orange colour topped by 2” of orange-tinged off-white head. The head gradually faded to a central blob of foam, leaving some sporadic lacing down the glass. Its aroma was a mix of grapefruit, lemon, orange and, caramel. The taste was a good balance between the sweetness of the caramel malts, and the combination of sweet tropic fruits (papaya, orange) and bitter citrus flavours from the hops (lemon, grapefruit). THA had a mildly bitter finish and a short-lived aftertaste that did not overstay its welcome. The beer had a soft carbonation, fell on the light side of light/medium bodied and had a creamy mouthfeel. Good work minions! A refreshing beer that I would certainly quaff again.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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