Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BA SCORE
92.7%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 14,399 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
Ranking:
#624
Reviews:
3,584
Ratings:
14,399
Liked:
13,346
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
10.77%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
949
Gots:
4,476
Trade:
48
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally reviewing an old stand-by. This is a 2 week old bottle into a speialeau.

Huge, pillow like foam on top of a hazy, glowing gold body. Lacing all the way down.

Aroma is a perfect balance of malts and hops. Kind of musty, like a muskmelon rind.

There is no stone left unturned here for me. I get some dank, musty/funky flavor right away in melon and grapefruit, then some orange and floral notes follow. A slightly sweet, bready malt in the middle, then back to some orange citrus before it finishes bitter green.

Fluffly, chewy body, but not heavy. Tons of resin.

Although it is mainly floarl and orange, this beer is all over the place flavor wise, yet brings it all together and remains balanced. Fantastic beer.

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Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a medium amber with minimal head.
Smells nice, good sweetness from malt and nice floral hops.
Tastes a little more east coast vs west coast. Malts are strong and prevalent but the hops win out, but not by much.
Mouthfeel is nice and inviting.
Overall, a delicious IPA.

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

Ha! I got it wrong, initially. Those 5L mini-kegs actually qualify as CANs as long as they are unpressurized. It's okay, since I have had Two Hearted Ale in a number of forms, including bottle and cask, also, but now it is truly in a 16-oz. CAN. I scored it at Pinocchio's (@pinbeer) and I am excited to give it a whirl. The graphics are phenomenal and the name is an allusion to a Hemingway story, doubling my interest.

From the CAN: "An Ameri[CAN] India Pale Ale with intense hop aroma and malt balance. Well suited for adventurous trips anywhere."; "Unfilterered"; "Best Kept Refrigerated"; "Unpasteurized".

Man, was the Crack! loud! I immediately got an inverted Glug started, allowing the fish plenty of slack on the line to run. The pseudo-cascade quickly settled into two fingers of dense, tawny head with excellent retention in the face of tonight's humidity. Color was a hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) and my old pals Croesus, Mammon and Midas suddenly appeared, clamoring for a taste. Forget it! This is all for me. The nose was big with hops, giving off scents of pine, grapefruit, pineapple and as a previous reviewer mentioned, lilac or lavender in a lightly perfume-y way. As I was typing, the head began to drop, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were immediate and unrelenting on the tongue, but underlain with a sweet maltiness so as not to be overwhelming. Jesus, but this was tasty! The fact that it is now available in a more portable form of CAN really excites me. The finish was semi-dry, with the malt really achieving a good balance with the hops so that they do not become overwhelming. This deserves a place in anyone's cooler, no matter what their destination.

My original, on-tap, review dtd 02 June 2008 with all 5s follows:

A mini-keg counts as "on-tap", does it not? If not, this will either get removed or moved to a more appropriate type.

The pour produced a big, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. The nose had a great hoppy presence. The color was a slightly hazy golden-yellow. The mouthfeel was medium with a definite hop bite on the palate. The finish lingered with hops. There was great lacing produced throughout. This is unquestionably one of my favorite American IPAs of all time.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 92.7% out of 100 with 14,399 ratings
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