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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3.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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

Thanks to franksnbeans for this extra.

Pours a slightly orange tinged yellow with almost two inches of white foam. The aroma is of citrus and pine hops, orange, grapefruit and lemon fruits as well. Nice biscuit type malt aroma. Taste is a good crisp flavor with just a right touch of bitterness. Good combination of citrus flavors and sweet malt backbone. As it warms up I detect some toasted aromas, toffee and butterscotch. Great mouthfeel and carbonation, the fizz makes it feel almost creamy. Great beer all around.

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

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Awesome IPA. Nice brilliant golden haze when poured. Beatiful white frothy head. Smells of citrus hoppy sweetness. Taste is amazing not too strong but has enough to keep you interested. Smooth after taste not bitter at all. Finishes like a champ easily drinkable over and over again. Cheers

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this at Big Muddy Pub in Alton,Illinois for the first time about three weeks ago.Easily one of my top two favorite beers on Earth right now.

A-Golden,slightly orange with a beautiful
two finger,stark white, pillowy head.Impressive
lacing for the duration of the pint.

S-Probably the highlight of this beer for me.The
Centennial hops are unmistakable.Pineapple,persimmon and fresh
hops on the nose.Even more exotic fruit notes
that I can't pinpoint.

T-Everything you would expect from the nose.This beer is an exercise in simplicity but still delightfully complex.Fresh fruit juice sweetness balanced perfectly with hoppy bitterness and light caramel malt.

M-Full,oily and satisfying.

D-This is a dangerously drinkable beer and it definitely belies it's 7% ABV.Easy to get caught up and drink a sixer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a one half inch white head, virtually no lacing. Smells of citrus, tropical fruit and pine. Taste follows the smell with hops first and foremost, a nice malt flavor, very slight bitterness. Lightly carbonated, very smooth, almost velvety. Excellent beer.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,654 ratings