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

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden/copper with an off-white head that lingers for quite a while. Sticky lacing.

S- Normally I have a tough time picking up on the smell of my beer when I drink at a bar. The smell of smoke and food generally mask the beer's aroma. That is certainly not the case here! This beer has a huge floral hop aroma and a wonderful bready malt base.

T- Follows nose wonderfully. One of the more floral hoppy beers I can remember. Some juicy tropical flavors and citrus also comes through, all riding on a delicious bready malt backbone. Not overly bitter as I suspect this one has a lower IBU than most of the style. Powdery yeast also comes through. Well balanced.

M- Very drinkable. Mid body. No alcohol detected. Light carbonation

O- Simply delicious. A little different take on the IPA as it packs a solid hop punch, but doesn't pound you to death with nothing but hops and massive bitterness. Certainly a must try if wanting a balanced IPA

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3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy honey-yellow, with about two fingers of white head. Lacing is respectable. Looks pretty much just like Oberon, but a quarter-shade darker.

S - Smells like an IPA. Dirt, grass, pine needles, hops beyond belief. This gets old after awhile. Citrus, I guess.

T - Tastes like an IPA. Basically all that stuff mentioned above, yet this particular one seems to have a little malt presence. Lo and behold, we have a somewhat unique IPA.

M - Thanks to the malt, it's actually pretty smooth for the style. Not as much carbonation though, so it's not quite so dry on your tongue. But overall, it still is.

O - Another case where I'm just not a fan of the IPA style, but I can tell it's a good one. If you like IPAs you'll love Two-Hearted Ale.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice cloudy amber color, with very little head. Standard IPA appearance but quite well done. Scents of malt, slight pine and slight citrus. Flavors are a nice balance of pine, pine resin, slight floral notes and very, very slight grapefruit and grapefruit pith. There is a strong malt backbone as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a resinous feel and moderate carbonation. It's a very good IPA, with a character different from the West Coast style I am used to, which makes it a nice change.

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Like Paul Newman in a chain gang, Raul digs this. And you should have seen Raul's face when he first saw this thang in the cooler of his local SoCal liquor store; it was like the first time he saw Kim Kardashians booty in HD - Boooing!!!

Not the type of IPA that Raulsky is used to, but pretty solid down the line. Damn thing is beautiful because it is so light, but still hauntingly seductive.

Raul does this. Raul does this well and good.

Note - the beer was bottled 2-26-13 (today is 5-2-13). Yeah, Raul can only fantasize about what could be...

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,618 ratings