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:
14,730
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Ratings: 14,730 |  Reviews: 3,645
Photo of PaulsBrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of chewy6935
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mabermud
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright, hazy orange.
S - Faint grapefruit and citrus aroma.
M - Medium body, crisp medium-dense carbonation, crisp, and clean mouthfeel.
T - Tangerines...Good balance. A little piney sweetness. A little bitter at the end.
O - Easy to drink. Nothing stands out.

Decent IPA. Worth another shot in the future.

Update
Solid beer - along the lines of Stone IPA and Founders Centennial IPA. Nice. Scores updated.

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Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Wrigfen
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of macesq
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bwood06
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Less than a 1 finger head that disappears quickly to a thin lacing. Copper in color and cloudy.

S - Floral and citrus on the nose. Nice and hopped.

T - Citrus when it first hits the tongue transitioning to a piney flavor by the time it goes down. Slightly toasty caramel malt in the middle. Not overly bitter or hoppy.

M - Clean finish. Not chewy. Very crisp.

O - Excellent beer that is not overly hoppy but is still hoppy enough to have a nice citrus, pine, hops combination of flavors.

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Photo of xt0n1cx
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of nanobrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Photo of jeonseh
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap as the Bell's seasonal at BW3 in Mishawaka IN on 3/1/08.

A - A dark golden color with hints of orange coming through to lighten up the darker aspects of the beer. There were some light streams of carbonation floating up through the bottle as well. On the top say a thin, white head which did not last at all and then just left the beer with a slight amount of white just barely sitting on top. After having this from a bottle and seeing a nice head, I almost have to think this is a result of the way it was poured than the beer itself but nevertheless it detracted from the beauty of this one.

S - could glean a slight citrus hoppiness emanating from this brew which was also mixed in with sweeter citrus such as mango. Didn't really get much of the piney aspects of this brew as I did when I had it from a bottle.

T - Ahh, now here is where th e on tap version shines as the hops just taste so much fresher and seem to have a bit more of a pop and life to them. The first taste that hit the tongue was a hit of orange citrus hops which were actually a bit sweet. After that, it seemed to become even a bit sweeter as mango rolled in over my taste buds as well. There was also some of the sweeter malt backbone of this beer which was definitely needed to keep it balanced the strong pine hops aspect which was the last prominent flavor to move in on me. This pine aspect is what remained in the mouth also in the aftertaste and it served as a good reminder of the hops dominance of this brew.

MF - actually felt like this is a rather full bodied beer especially for the style. At first, sip you definitely get some hefitness in your mouth and it reminded of taking a bit of bread or even gettin a mouth full of thick foam. There was also a nice amount of carbonation in the beer that really helped to bring out the hops in this one.

D - overall, two hearted ale on tap has some aspects better than the bottle and some worse. Thought the taste was mildly better as the hops seemed to pop a bit more. However, I didn't get the smell or the look of the beer that I got in the bottle. Couldn't get the hops smell to be as strong even after letting it warm up to room temperature. Overall, though this was a very good beer and one of the hits from Bell's which to me always seems like a hit or miss brewery. I would definitely get this again if it were on tap and would always pick up some bottles as a beer to just relax and drink.

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Photo of assman79
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of jjheinrichs
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of stogirelli
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obywan59
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in color with a slight off white head leaving decent lacing. Fairly carbonated.

A nice floral aroma, big on over ripe citrus. Very hoppy.

Nicely sweet upfront, but with a matching bitterness in the end. The taste, like the aroma, is hop forward. Lightly tart citrus.

Moderate in body with a bit of prickle on the tongue. Almost creamy with long lasting flavor that adheres to the tongue as the beer dries in the finish.

An excellent and unusual hop offering. Quite pleasing on this summer evening.

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Photo of jpro
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Closed for Business - served in a "16 oz" glass...

A: Light coppery orange; nice, off-white, creamy head that leaves a few patches of lace on the glass and shows some really good retention.

S: Floral hops and light citrus hops; some lightly toasted grains and bread crust; great hop nose on this one, though.

T: Citrus rind and a little fruity; nice breadiness provides some light malt backbone; good and hoppy, yet not too crazy.

M: Pretty crisp, yet definitely not as dry as some IPAs; mouthfeel is medium bodied.

D: Pretty refreshing stuff considering the abv; tasty stuff... maybe my favorite Bell's beer.

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

Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of xungmound98
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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Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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