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

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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
Ranking:
#682
Reviews:
3,633
Ratings:
14,692
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Ciccarelli's at 21 and Hayes.

Appearance: It has to be the best beer I've seen ... behind MAYBE the legendary Guinness. I got it and it had a nice, dark color to it with a beautiful three finger head on it. A thing of beauty. Better yet was the super sticky lacing -- with every sip, you could see the line of how much I drank. Fantastic.

Smell: The smell and taste and a lot of what I got from this was a very deep, pleasant earthy and spicy hoppiness. The smell is much like the taste.

Taste: But the taste is just a BIT better. As nice as it smells, it comes out in every sip. Wonderful balance with the hops... great flavor, with a perfect light bitterness on the finish. I love that I get a taste of Fruit Loops in there, as well as an earthy grit. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth ... goes down dangerously easy for a 7% ABV.

Overall, a pretty magnificent beer. This has a distinct, strong, pleasant taste to it. As someone that's new to Bell's, this and Oberon have made a good first impression on me ... at least on tap. In about a half hour of drinking, I had my first two "Wow." beers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried and true, but never reviewed...

Poured from bottle to Twins pint:

Pours a reddish burnt gold, with a healthy finger and a half of white head. Great lacing. Nice looking, lively body.

Neatly balanced - citrus hops, floral freshness, a bit of herbal earthiness, and a touch of pine. Clearly a nice wide spectrum of hop use supported by a sweet bready malt backbone.

On the tongue it takes a firmer direction towards floral and earthy hops. Malts become a bit more bold. Good and bitter... still a great deal of balance.

Honestly, it's nothing too excited but it's a classic and it never disappoints. Tasty stuff.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A lovely amber/golden. Frothy head dies down to a lacy ring around the glass. its a beautiful beer.

S- Dominating piney hops with a underlying bked bread aroma

T- Hops did not dominate as much as I would have expected,but it is the primary taste throughout.here is a slight bready malt presence but it provides a meek body. The beer starts bitter and then the citrus/pine flavors take over, only to fall quickly into a chalky bitterness.

M- Ive heard people say they felt this beer was thick and syrupy, but I am not getting that at all. There is a very passive carbonation, butthe beer seems a little thin.

O- nice IPA.Hop heads will enjoy this, even though the hop profile isnt overly complex.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale Straw to Gold in appearance. A small head that shows significant retention, but little lacing. Notable carbonation.

Smell: Strong floral/fruit bouquet. The fruit is very sweet--almost like a mango or pineapple.

Taste: There is a slightly fruity taste up front, and a slight hop finish in the back, but overall Two Hearted is a well-balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to minimal carbonation and a slightly creamy taste with a very crisp finish.

Drinkability: The balance makes it the beer very drinkable, and the carbonation isn't noticeable. 7% ABV, though, so take it easy on these bad boys.

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

A: Pours a beautiful golden honey. Ciders envy the radiance of this beer's color. Very minimal head that dissipates extremely fast.

S: Extremely floral- that is the most obvious scent at first...beneath that is the fragrance of hops intertwined with some pine notes. The more you smell, the more they all combine into one fantastic fragrance.

T: Like the smell, the first thing you get here is floral. Then hops. Then all pine. Then as you get deeper and deeper into your glass these all weave together into one perfectly balanced potion.

M: Medium carbonation when it first hits your mouth, then it turns velvety smooth. Dryer finish. Wonderful aftertaste...the pine almost leaves a minty sensation.

O: To be candid, I am very biased towards this beer- it has long been declared my all-time favorite way before I ever sat down to review it. That said, I almost expected to find some kind of flaw when I sat down and put 110% focus on it...but nothing really came to me. If anything, I suppose it's the fact that the first three or four tastes are never *as* great as the rest, probably due to your palette getting acclimated or something.

Just a perfectly balanced and solid all around beer. Everything an IPA should be.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,692 ratings