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

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

12oz bottle poured into a Maudite tulip

Two hearted pours a golden straw color with about a finger of white head. Good lacing with this one. Piney, grapefruit resin fills the nose. Thicker body, more of what I would consider Midwest IPA body. Well balanced taste with good drinkability. Also been a fan of bells and two hearted doesn't disappoint.

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Bottle dated 10/11/12

Appearance - Pours a hazy sunset orange with a finger of white head. Sub-par retention leads to a broken layer of suds across the surface. Spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Citrus and tropical notes, mellowed pineapple, backed by an underlying toffee and bread sweetness, with just a hint of butter.

Taste - Upfront, the hops are sweet orange with a good chunk of bitter pith. Lying beneath, a solid bready malt backbone. Once warmed, traces of buttery toffee can be found mid-taste and toward the finish. Great balance. Aftertaste is pure fresh orange pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with a fair amount of carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking; almost buttery on the swallow.

Overall - Certainly not the hoppiest IPA you'll come across, but it may be one of the more unique offerings out there. Beautiful flavor profile. Excellent balance. Wish I had more than just this one.

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"When in doubt, go with Two Hearted" is not a bad way to go through life. I've had this one many times before, but never took the time to sit down with one and write a formal review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a beautiful caramel-gold, with a towering two and a half finger head of thick foam. Slightly hazy, with some incredible lacing.

S - Smells like running through an orange orchard, I imagine. Fresh citrus with some herbal character like an evergreen or spruce tree. Grapefruit and some tropical nature as well.

T - Eminently drinkable. Bursting hops with a great malty finish, some bready character in the aftertaste. Completely balanced and satisfying.

M - Maybe just a little on the lighter side, but can't fault it for its ease of drinking.

O - Easy to see why why this is old reliable. I'm so happy that I have everyday access to this beer. It scratches an itch, that's for sure.

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On tap clear copper. Pure grapefruit on the nose with hop resin.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,655 ratings