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

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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4.27/5
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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#689
Reviews:
3,645
Ratings:
14,730
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
969
Gots:
4,740
Trade:
48
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Ratings: 14,730 |  Reviews: 3,645
Photo of baldy00
3.27/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

from the can

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Photo of Minivanpilot
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A famous West Michigan IPA for good reason - truly a solid, reliable, always-delicious IPA. Saw it on tap one day and finally decided to try it. Nice deep golden color, medium thick head, nice notes of hoppiness, fruit and pine. Only very light bitterness throughout. Smooth mouthfeel and nice lingering aftertaste of faint hops. A pleasure to sip and savor.

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Photo of Rdagley823
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vader444
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryPelikan128
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SisuPride
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lebowskied
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pluviophile
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Enjoyed bottle from Bell’s store in Kalamazoo MI. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with one finger of white head. Aroma of pine, though as head dissipates tropical fruit/pineapple/mango/grapefruit. Taste is a clean caramel malt with perfect bitterness of grapefruit and citrus rind. Extremely well balanced, smooth mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Mild lingering bitterness. Forced to I could drink this wonderful IPA every day.

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Photo of mickyge
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dkloubec
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hornblower19
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two Hearted was my "gateway" to craft about 20 years ago. Interesting how ones palate evolves over time. It pours a beautiful copper color that reminds me of its namesake. A generous head with some staying power, excellent balance between malt and hops, and smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Still a go to amongst many choices and lucky for me, bountiful on tap in W. Michigan.

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Photo of Zopiac
3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much shocked I haven't rated this one yet...could have sworn I have. Not sure what there is to say that 3,600+ reviews haven't already said. Amazing orange rind and marmalade in this one, both in the nose and flavor. One of those beer that I will almost always buy if I see there is a fresh pack. Top to bottom a first rate IPA and should (and is) known as one of the rock solid standards for the style. Overall, great.

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Photo of joeywheeler
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hondo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I’ve drank hundreds, maybe thousands, of these over the years as my “go to” IPA. In the 90’s there wasn’t much to compare it to. Now I know it deserves its place in the pantheon of American IPAs.

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Photo of garthbrennan
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
3.09/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirty_D
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer! The taste is like an orange fractal flower.

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Photo of Mnmich7662
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,730 ratings