Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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14,273 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:
14,273
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
936
Gots:
4,375
For Trade:
49
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear golden amber. The head is wide and persistent.

S: Smell is hoppy (citruses), herbal and mild (with grains and caramel malts).

T: Taste is fruity (oranges, grapefruits, orange peels), sweet (caramel malts with toasted undertones), spiced up by a faint piny bitterness. Mild bitter on the finish. Aftertaste is long and balanced.

M: Velvety with the right amount of carbonation.

O: For the review, the beer has been drunk a bit older than necessary. However, a solid IPA, balanced and with character.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in a pint glass.

a - came to the table a glowing amber liquid with a finger of creamy, tan head. retention is excellent, calming to a thin cap and lasting for the duration. leaves spotty lacing in the glass.

s - orange, grapefruit, grass, faint honey.

t - malt base of toasted bread with just a touch of honey-like sweetness. big grapefruit notes with a piney bitterness that comes in at the end. well balanced given the huge hop character in this one.

m - firmly medium in body with the right amount of carbonation. very smooth.

o - quite enjoyable and well deserving of its reputation. noticeably better on tap than from a bottle. worth seeking out.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally reviewing this, one of the best-known midwestern craft beers. Tasted it a few times, but always less fresh than I'd like, so I haven't reviewed it. Batch 11295, bottled 13 July 2012. Tasted 7 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours clear golden-orange, apple-juicy, with two fingers of gold-tinged head. Good retention, decent lacing.

Smell is fabulously hoppy. Big grapefruit and pine, with a very full caramel malt undercarriage. Very nice, and very inviting.

Taste shows me those sweet malts again, providing a perfect base on which the mid-level hop bitterness rises and falls. Finishes mildly bitter, as the hops gently drift away. Taste is quite a bit better than the average IPA, thanks to striking just the right balance between bitter and sweet. Yum.

Mouthfeel is on the chewy side, with a resinous sticky feel. Lingering, persistent, and moderately dry in the finish. Good stuff.

This is a top-notch IPA, and I'm impressed. Sure to become one of my stand-bys.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,273 ratings.
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