Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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14,276 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
Ratings:
14,276
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
937
Gots:
4,378
For Trade:
49
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Photo of artoolemomo
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which has pretty good retention. The head is almost pure cotton white but there are minor hints of yellow. The body is a medium amber that appears pale in the light. The lacing left is perforated sheeting.

Nose- Rather subdued but that may be in large part because this is almost 3 months old. Citrus notes that range from orange, lemon, to tangerine. Light peach. No real pine or resin but slight caramel. Swirling reveals heavy peach. Some melon.

Taste- Very representative of the nose but with more dominance from the caramel. Shows some of its age with the mellow hops but I rather like it. The caramel is quite smooth and mixes well with the round citrus notes of orange, lemon, and tangerine. The caramel interacts with a peach note and produces hints of honey. Light notes of tropical fruits. A tiny bit of matchstick. This may be a result of age but this beer has a sublimity I don't often associated with IPAs. The age does cut into some of the complexity that I'm sure fresh Two Hearted has. That's really my only complaint. Really good beer that is probably great fresh. Slight grapefruit. That and the minor matchstick are pretty much the only notes of bitterness. Hopheads will detest older Two Hearted.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with slight syrup and juiciness to the texture. Small amount of creaminess as well. Light carbonation with a tiny zing works well with the tropical fruits and spice of the finish.

Drinkability- Very accessible for an IPA. Can't comment on price point as I got this online. Definitely not worth 7 bucks a bottle but reasonable at the 9 to 10 bucks a six pack that this goes for in its distribution area.

Overall- Really good beer. Not your typical IPA (but this may be a result of age) but quite enjoyable. Definitely worth a try- even you find a “not so fresh” bottle.

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Photo of nasboy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DeFaz
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a medium head and pretty good retention.

Smell: Hops and more hops, with some biscuit aromas. This is going to taste bitter...

Taste: And it does taste bitter. Floral hops all the way, and not much complexity at all. There's still some of that biscuit flavor, but it's all about the hops here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fairly crisp.

Overall: This beer has been around awhile and was probably a favorite among hopheads before the hop craze. Now this beer tastes one-dimensional, unbalanced, and simple. In a world with more than enough IPAs, this probably isn't the accomplished beer that it once was, but it's still good.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,276 ratings.
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