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

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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:
#691
Reviews:
3,645
Ratings:
14,732
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Photo of MichPaul
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can almost give this beer a 5 out of 5 on the scale, and actually remains my top beer overall. I love everything about this beer, the ONLY thing I would change is maybe give it a tiny bit stronger bite. I have been a "Hop Head" lately, but this beer is a good one when you want to tone it down a bit.
This beer is very citrus filled but has just the right amount of bite to it to not be ashamed to call it an "American IPA".
This is the perfect Summer beer that could easily be shared around the BBQ. This is also tame enough to be a GREAT session beer, where you can enjoy quite a few.
Best all around beer for me so far!

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

Photo of MooseBoose
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

12oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, bottled 7/07/17.

Deep yellow and clear beer with a tall light tan head.

Crisply hoppy. There are lively aromas of floral hops, grapefruit, and candied lemon peel. It verges on juicy, but it's single minded.

Two Hearted starts with sweet clean malt and things quickly turn Centennial. All the grapefruit, pine, citrus, and floral flavors are here. The finish is moderately bitter and mostly clean. One gets a little lingering citric bitterness.

This is on the dry side of IPAs, but only just, resulting in a clean finish and overall crispness.

I haven't had Two Hearted for a quite awhile as it isn't available in Hawaii. I happened on this very fresh bottle now that I'm back on the mainland and it is as good as ever. Along with Sierra Nevada it typifies the American IPA style, at least the West Coast type. It has tons of flavor without being boozy or overly bitter. Each part of the beer is well crafted.

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Photo of Beric
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 6 September 2013

Appearance: A clear yellow-gold color with a good one-and-a-half finger white, frothy head. Left magnificent lacing down the edges of the glass.

Smell: Very clean floral and grapefruit hop notes in the nose.

Taste: A magnificent blend of hops and sweet malts. This is one incredibly balanced IPA- there is a strong hop presence, but a very nice malt backbone that really carries the taste of this beer. Unlike other IPAs where the maltiness seems to play a secondary role, or becomes apparent on the palate late in the tasting process, the sweeter malts are detectable throughout a sip and play well with the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation for the style makes the beer appropriately full-bodied.

Overall: One of the most balanced IPAs I've had, and a very good one. I like how the hops and malt played off each other during the entire sip, rather than one heavily dominating up front/on the back end. Would buy again and highly recommend.

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

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ncvbc
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had it on-tap and I've had it from the bottle. This just seems to be near perfect in every aspect. Pour is light golden with a fluffy off white head. Pretty good carbonation and lacing. Smell is of fresh grapefruit hops with an excellent floral aroma. Definitely one of the best smelling IPA's to me. The hops seem more inviting rather than aggressive although they are there throughout. Taste is exceptional. Grapefruit citrus hops with a sweet floral aroma. Great hop bite that is lightly malted as well but the hops surely dominate. Mouthfeel is tingly from the hops, yet smooth as they come. Nice crisp finish that stays on the tongue forever it seems. Drinkability is through the roof as well. As I said above the hops are there and definitely dominate but they are balanced in such a way that makes this the most refreshing and drinkable IPA out there. This is one of my favorite styles and Two Hearted seems to set the bar pretty high. It doesn't look much better than your average, though you can't judge a book by its cover. Highly recommended. Thanks to Scoobydank and Nathan15 for the bottles.

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Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of -NESTO-
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DerekCarruth
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Grackos
3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ypsifly
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12oz poured into a pint.

Honey with a small white head that doesn't last too long and leaves spotty lace.

Lots of floral and citric hops in the nose. Fruity with some pine sap.

The taste is a hop head's dream. Powerful, juicy hops dominate from start to lingering bitter finish. The malts are way in the back, but make a contribution to the mouthfeel which is full for the style.

Lots of hops, but not too much to keep me from ordering more.

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Photo of dstc
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy amber color with a big frothy head. Head falls slow but remains. Nice sticky lace.

Beautiful hop nose with a nice herbal character.

Hop taste with a rather sweet middle followed by a slight lingering bitter finish.

Rather full and smooth in the mouth with a pleasant little bite.

World class easy drinking beer. Well done Bell's (again).

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Photo of BHansen214
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Smurf2055
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with about three fingers of white pillowy head.

Smell is mild hoppy and almost a bit buttery.

Taste is hoppy, floral, sweet, almost tart. Earthy finish.

Pretty drinkable. Great IPA, very well balanced. Thanks to Sciphish for this wonderful bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of jkn09
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of killcore
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,732 ratings