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

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

Brewed by:
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HopBomb515
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Orange with Amber hues, tall white head, and tons of soapy like lacing. Aroma hints of fruitiness and is full of citrus, pine and dank hops. Big citrus and pine flavors, little fruity in the background, and a slight malt sweetness. Medium body, crisp carbonation and a drying finish brings on some nice lingering bitterness. This is a fantastic IPA. Great value and one that I love to have around. Side note, it reminds me of Lunch in a lot of ways.

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

A special thanks to markgugs for throwing this in as an extra.

Now I know why everyone raves about this beer. The previous time I tried it the bottles must have been old because this one tasted so much fresher and hoppy than before. The hops taste to me is very similar to Stone IPA but with a bit of added citrus character. There is a mildly juicy feel to it, making it very tasty. This definitely has a hop explosion. I must have been very generous last time to even give it a 4.0 for taste.

Ratings upgraded to 4/4.5/4.5/4/4

Many thanks to umustdrink for this beer.

Pours a rich golden color with a pretty nice white fluffy and bubbly head. The smell is actually quite hard to detect. You can get some hops, but not the pungent type of hop aroma I'm use to here in Southern California. The taste is nice for an IPA- sweet malts and citrus mix at the beginning and give way to a refreshing bitterness that you want from an IPA. This is a pretty easy drinker. I like IPA's hoppy so this doesn't fully meet my demands but it was a nice beer anyway.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 10118

A - clear golden straw with big white head.

S - grapefruit, citra hops, predominant hops, light malt background.

T - very crisp, clean bitter grapefruit hops. touch of malty sweetness on the back.

M - carbonation is a bit low, so mouthfeel is a bit flat. but still is pleasant and somewhat robust.

D - it's so easy to drink and so hard to put down. very drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mweso2000
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two Hearted pours a hazy copper with a rich one finger white head that clings to the glass. The aroma is a floral, citrusy and rich hoppy that is pleasant to smell. This is an excellent example of an IPA. The taste is outstanding with a nice balance of hops that is not overly bitter and a slightly sweet finish. There is a perfect amount of carbonation and drinks very smooth. This is a very drinkable IPA and I would highly recommend this beer to someone who is ready to try an IPA for the first time since this is not overly bitter, yet it has a nice hoppy flavor.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with a puff of white fluffy, fluffy head. Smell is out-of-this-world super sweet double-down sweet corn. Phenomenal. Candy-like, and the taste bears a repeat.. candy-like, a beer starburst, hoppy skittles now available in golden IPA flavor! Finish is smooth, then dry and fleeting. Drink again. A 6 pack to savor this beer a few separate times is recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

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

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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Hazy orange color with 1/2” of head that recedes to a soapy film on top, with some lacing on sides. Nose is orange juice, grapefruit, slight bitterness with some pine notes- mostly citrus. Little to no alcohol detected. Taste is citrus (on the mellow side, not extremely bitter) with some sugary malt backing and floral notes. Hops gradually coat the tongue, but not with as bitter a finish as other American IPAs. Medium carbonation, somewhat creamy texture. Medium-bodied with a nice balance. Overall this is a tasty IPA with understandably wide appeal.

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4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the best beers brewed by one of the best regional breweries. The opening is a spectacle: there is a giant billowing head that climbs atop a clear liquid amber body. There is nary a carbonation bubble to be seen; however, the glass retains a modicum of clingage, consisting of small glistening slabs of floral-scented lace.

The nose is overwhelmed by intnese notes of apple and lemon, a wonderfully enticing bouquet that welcomes many senses. Additionally, there is a sweet taste of citrus that is carefully balanced with lemony hops to make for a smooth mouthfeel.

This Two-Hearted is a splendid quaff that proves to be quite a sessional beer. Yummy indeed.

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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. What the hell are those things on the label. They don't look like hearts to me. I'll call MikeyW, he'll know.
This Bell's beer opened with more of "pffft" than the other ones I 've had. That's a good sign I think. Poured a more golden yellow color than a rich copper that I expected. I guess I expected a darker color, but that's ok. Rich bubbly, creamy, biege head. Full and strong, laced the glass on the way down.
Aromas spot on of striking Cascade hop goodness. Full on, very good. Full flowery hop aromas. First taste is equally striking, stand up and take notice hop bitterness. Combined with the tangy, bitter citrus taste. Subtle malt body. Balanced. Sticky, whole hop flowers, much like a Celebration Ale. Leaves a hole in your mouth, with bitterness lingering on your tongue. Medium bodied, perfectly charged. This one is the ultimate summer thirst quencher or bbq beer. And 7% abv is not felt. A beer I could drink again and again and not tire of it. I had this with grilled bbq chicken and corn on the cob. Perfect !

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,884 ratings