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:
#697
Reviews:
3,647
Ratings:
14,743
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Ratings: 14,743 |  Reviews: 3,647
Photo of Lorihall1
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wattie83
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubbler
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mhjipa
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewAskew
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a generous white head that lasts and laces. Hazy gold copper. Aroma is sweet crystal malts, fruity yeast esters and piney, fruity hops. Flavor is balanced with crisp, biscuity malts and still decently hoppy. Mouthfeel is medium. This is what an IPA should be. Hop forward but with a substantial malt contribution.

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Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArmyStrong
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

무난하게 마실 수 있었음.

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Photo of vidper
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ok. . Bells Two Hearted is an extremely well built beer. The look, smell, taste, feel, and remnants in the glass make it my favorite ipa. And I have had a few ..... This ipa is full bodied , smooth tasting, with perfect lacing on every glass. I may wonder off , but I always come back to this beer.

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Photo of webb017
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whiplash308
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was going to have this straight from the brewery themselves, but unfortunately they were closed by the time we showed up. Oh well. Got it from a can, so it'll have to do.

L: Very slightly cloudy in a bronze, copper like color.
S: Scents of nature. Like walking through a pine tree forest during the autumn season, if I had a caramel incense poking out of my pocket.
T: The taste is feint of trees and caramel, maybe even slight molasses?
F: It's dry at the beginning, due to the hoppiness, but smooths itself out.

Overall, the beer reminds me of what it would be like if a new partner invited you over to their house, watch a World War II documentary, and wondering why. It was a great night, but leaves a bit more to be desired. I've had better IPAs, but this is certainly good.

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Photo of Snickrot
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleManDan
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Helped get me into IPAs. A standard. I love it but I don’t go back too often anymore because I became a hopeless novelty junky when it comes to IPAs. Still, this is a true classic.

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Photo of dipso123
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has been around a long time and maybe 10+ years ago when many of these reviews were written this was a 90 something beer but times have changed and the bar has risen.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty gold color with a large white head. There was a good deal of lace.
Citrus and pine aroma. Sweet malt.
Grapefruit and pine taste. Caramel.
Nice bitter mouthfeel.

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Photo of TomTrocc
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillTheCat4Pres
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbf94
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Its a nice IPA , very smooth and feels much more like a red ale. Its got that bitter kick you would expect but a smoother finish than normal. Also while it has all the taste of an IPa, its ABV is just right for the casual taster.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SirGunther
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pejohnson46
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

What a solid IPA, classic blend of subtle hops and malt backbone. With a higher ABV than most IPAs you would think there was a lost in balance, too much malt or alcohol. The simple hop schedule and yeast fruit flavors shine through.

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Photo of Roadking1979
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that brought me into the craft beer life several years ago. This is the reason I pay $12 a sixer for beer without flinching. This was the transitional, transformational brew which helped me see the gloroious light at the end of the Coors Light tunnel. Thank-you, Bells Two-Hearted. You changed my life.

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Photo of Tennisballa07
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,743 ratings