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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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14,495 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#641
Reviews:
3,596
Ratings:
14,495
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
955
Gots:
4,560
Trade:
47
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Medium amber color, with yellow highlights. Three quarter inch head, left behind a nice lace on the glass.

S: Floral aroma- not overwhelming but noticeable.

T: Slight sweetness behind a pleasing, crisp and full bitterness, grapefruit, which leaves the mouth feeling clean.

M: Pleasantly effervescent, but not especially notable.

O: To my taste, right on target for an IPA- the bold hop taste pushes the limit but is by no means over-done.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. God, I love that they can this now.
Pours a honey, tangerine sunset. White, frothy foam leaps up and kisses me with aromas of citrus, earthy bitter, and I think apricot.
The first sip brings me grapefruit from the citrus spectrum, but it moves past the pith towards a more subtle lemon zest, powdery textured biscuit malt, and something that reminds me of an ever so light homage to wildflower honey (maybe orange blossom- we still have that in the few non-overly developed parts of SoCal).
The flavor really moves elegantly from the bold pithy citrus to the subtle, understated malt backbone like a ballerina. I’m clicking my palate, enjoying the finish, and then looking forward to starting over again with another sip.
Mouthfeel is sufficient for style, and slightly slick.
Had this a few years ago, not very fresh, and wasn't overwhelmed. But now, I'm a HUGE fan.
I now understand the immense love for this elixir. I am born again. This will now be part of my regular rotation…distro continuing of course.

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

Reviewed from session notes.

Lightly hazed amber with a surprisingly well-formed head for an IPA, decent retention stability and lacing properties. Smells (and tastes) mostly of big juicy oranges and pineapples, with medium amounts of floral, lemons, and pine resin, and with small amounts of dank and gritty earthiness over a medium-high level of a caramel malt sweet enough to tie it all together. Great smooth texture and just the right amount of carbonation to keep things lively.

One of the greats for the simple reason that it takes what is normally considered a "hop bomb" amount of hopping and balances it in a way that keeps the palate from being wrecked as rapidly as other IPAs, as well as showcasing an appealing pallette of hopping aspects.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,495 ratings
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