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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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:
#635
Reviews:
3,592
Ratings:
14,463
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
952
Gots:
4,532
Trade:
48
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Ratings: 14,463 |  Reviews: 3,592
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Somehwat cloudy orange body with a slight amber hint. Head is slightly off-white and lingers around with a lot of lacing.

S- Lots of juicy citrus aromas mixed in with some intense pine. Slight malt sweetness in the nose as well, along with some herbal notes.

T- Lots of citrus with a slight amount of pine and malt in the back. Everything in great balance for a hop-forward IPA.

M- Medium-high on the carbonation with medium body. Very drinkable and minimal alcohol presence.

O- A great IPA. Along the lines of torpedo in terms of classic IPA flavors. Two Hearted might have a little more hop presence. This one will not let you down.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes(mid March 2013)

12 oz brown bottle with a fantastic label of a fish what I'm calling a trout with a hook close by. Makes me instantly want warm spring weather. Great label! Poured this into a nonic style pint glass.

A - Amberish orange to amberish golden. Very beautiful color. Head sits with a frothy style and subdues to a nice splotchy ring of lace providing pretty good stick.

S - Floral aroma with Flashes of citrusy and resinous hop character. Good biscuity yeast whiffs in the background while the malt steadiness does it's part in balancing the aroma.

T - A shot of oranges. Somewhat sweet and juicy with the citrus character very much present. Floral and Citrusy hops collide with a wall of biscuit malt and a slap of fantastic yeast flavors conspire before the bitterness has even a chance to hit full force. The balance is deservingly bragged upon. Finish is neat and balanced with a creamy finish.

M - balance is everything in this IPA. Medium-full bodied but thick and smooth. Creative and complex, but balanced on scales most people wouldn't dream of knowing to exsist. Its not the perfect mouthfeel, but damn is it working class and done right. A very easy drinking IPA.

O - west coast ipa's punch you in the mouth with a big hop profile and an ibu # through the roof. English styles give you a dose of malt and settle for less than what a hop head really needs. It seems to me some of these real good Midwestern/Great Lakes area breweries knock it out of the park when talking a sit down and drink, everyday IPA. This one is a prime example of what this specific region does better than anyone and it's a hallmark creation of what Bell's does best. Anyone looking for that go to IpA when say the next BIG seasonal hasnt quite hit the shelves then this is the one. Plus there is a freaking fish about to be slayed by some Midwesternman after a hard days work. No he's not shown, but you can imagine. This is one fish everyone needs to catch. It's good stuff.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just recently had this on tap. It was much better. there was a stranger taste, though. Not as bitter as it was before. It's a good IPA, but nothing incredibly significant. 02-7-2014 Score: 3.8

Below is older review: 03-26-2013

Appearance: Transparent golden orange with a one finger creamy white head

Aroma: Floral, grapefruit, tangerine, and a slight pine.

Taste: Bitter pine and grapefruit; in a bad way. Some tangerine. A very faint sweetness and breadiness. Flavors seem a little watered down. And too much bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Crisp. Bitterness in the finish is a little too aggressive.

Overall: I was not too impressed with this IPA. It smells good but taste didn't do it for me. It may have something to do with the bottle being two months old. When I get a much fresher bottle, I'll edit my review. That is, if it's any better.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden orange, with a finger width head made of small tightly packed bubbles. The beer leaves a lacing of tightly packed bubbles that form a sticky curtain on the sides of the glass. The beer’s body is a cloudy haze, and a steady stream of bubbles can be seen racing up the glass. On the nose, the beer smells pungently citrusy with nice spicy notes of pine. The malt base of the beer is light and bready with a touch of spice, but nearly nonexistent on the nose. Orange peel citrus is the big player in the nose, and is nicely inviting. On the tongue the beer tastes bitter with a touch of sweet acidity. In flavor, the beer tastes of bitter medicinal hops with touches of citrus orange peel. The finish is strong with caramel bready malts with touches of spice. The aftertaste lingers with bitter hops and light orange citrus. On the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a light velvety carbonation. The mouth is left clean with a bitter dryness lingering on the tongue. Overall this is a solid IPA with some nice orange citrus hops. It is not the best I’ve had, but it is solid and tasty. If it’s in your area, you should try this beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into tapered pint glass.

This beer pours a hazy gold-yellow with a nice foamy white head. The lacing on this thing is great. The aroma on this beer is very citrusy with great big notes of apricot and lemon. I'm also getting a honey sweetness in there. One of the better smelling single IPA's out there.

This beer is super sweet right up front, then bitter on its way down. The citrus is really the focal point in the taste. Very refreshing. This is a beer that is good all year long. If its hot, cold, or somewhere in between I could always go for one of these. It is medium in bodied but still light enough to have a couple or more. Price point is reasonable, right at or a little above ten dollars. For a beer that I can pick up at any grocery store it is hard to beat.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,463 ratings
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