Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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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:
14,348
Reviews:
3,574
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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A: cloudy; honey colored; 1 finger pillowy white head; nice retention; really nice lacing;

S: floral, maybe lilac? As it warmed, some pineyness and the malt began to come through;

T: hop forward, but the malt is there as well; mid-palate is grapefruit and some pine; moderately bitter finish with grapefruit;

M: refreshing; medium bodied; ample carbonation; dry finish;

O: really good; an outstanding IPA;

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This was THE beer that really got me into beer. For a long time, I drank almost nothing but Two-Hearted Ale until I started trying other beers and styles. I thought the new cans would be a good occasion to revisit it and write a review.

Poured from a can into an IPA glass. The pour produces a wonderfully huge off-white head that takes several minutes to fade enough so that you can actually take a drink. When it does fade, it leaves sheets of lace on the way down. The liquid itself is a clear golden amber - a little bit on the dark side for an IPA. Clouds of bubbles can be seen rising up through the liquid, which I love. A perfect, classic appearance.

Classic aroma as well - grapefruit, flowers, maybe a little bit of soap, and just a hint of bready malt underneath.

Flavor follows the nose, but improves it. Up front is the grapefruit, and other citrus - maybe some orange and pineapple. The floral notes come out on the swallow, and then the finish is where the sugar-cookie-ish malt really makes itself known, and mingles with some lingering citrus sweetness, and maybe a hint of resin. There's plenty of bitterness on the aftertaste - nothing extreme, but nothing lightweight either. Plenty of hop bite, but perfectly balanced. Incredibly delicious.

Mouthfeel is relatively thin, with plenty of carbonation. About what I'd expect for the style.

Overall, a benchmark IPA. Nowadays there are IPAs that I prefer much more, but it's remarkable how much this one holds up year after year. Incredibly drinkable, but hoppy enough to get you off.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,348 ratings.
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