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

Double Two Hearted AleDouble Two Hearted Ale
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,211
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,086
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
430
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2022
Added:
May 18, 2015
Wants:
  51
Gots:
  80
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Double Two Hearted AleDouble Two Hearted Ale
Notes: Everything you love about our classic Two Hearted® Ale... now in a double IPA. With two and a half times the amount of Centennial hops, Double Two Hearted® has intense pine and citrus notes, a resinous hop aroma and rich malt character.
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Rated: 4.8 by wilfonzo from Florida

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by jopezu from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
pours a slightly cloudy dark amber with a medium head. nose; sweet bread, light caramel, citrusy centennial hops, grapefruit, & pine. dank; amazing aroma. taste; biscuit, very strong centennial hops, grapefruit, pine, caramel, & citrus rind. tastes like it smells. extremely well-controlled for 11% with almost no unpleasant ethanol overtones. medium carbonation and slightly heavy mouthfeel. i don't think i enjoy it more than the regular two hearted ale, but it's a very nice dipa. i've seen 10%+ be a hot mess, but it's pulled off expertly here.
Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cold tall boy can poured into a Wasatch Brewing can-glass (!)
Fall spiced cider in appearance, generous head that laces down beautifully.
Smell is piney, danky, a little fruit.
Taste is a medium bitter hop bomb, grapefruit, lingering burn from the 11% ABV. Instabuzz.
Feel is nicely light for a sud of this gravity. Mid carb.
Overall, a beloved American Classic all hot, hopped up and raring to go. Zoom.,.
Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great classic DIPA!!! First pour from a 16 oz can, a clear copper color, subsequent pours were more hazy. In all cases, there was a huge foamy white head and thick rings of foamy lacing on the pint glass. Very good aroma and taste. Strong bitterness with piney and citrus (grapefruit) hops - a hophead's delight with some (not quite balancing) caramel malt. Wonderful flavor, a nice break from all the milder NE IPAs out there. Mouthfeel was rich, crisp and quite bitter. There was some warming and "bite" from the alcohol but not enough to take from the overall enjoyment of this beer. A "mo' better" take on original Two Hearted!!!
Sep 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by NappyB from Illinois

Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by Orny18 from New York

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The clear burnt orange color with massive white foam and lacing is quite appealing. The taste is sweet caramel malts and alcohol with an undercurrent of bitter pine and citrus. It is at once too sweet and too bitter. The regular two hearted tastes much better, but this is a fun double.
Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a clear medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + burnt orange + dark golden yellow + amber colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thick film covering a little more than 35% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit + citrus/orange + citrus/grapefruit zest + floral + pine hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + toasted + caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + toasted + caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit + citrus/orange + citrus/grapefruit zest + floral + pine hops which impart a moderate amount of aggressive bitterness which slowly fades away.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol (especially for an 11% ABV DIPA) and a pleasantly crisp + dry mouthfeel. Very enjoyable - definitely tastes and smells like an amped up Two Hearted (which is a classic American IPA that I have enjoyed for many years).
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TristannJ31

4.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Doesn’t taste far off from normal two hearted. That being said, also a world class IPA. Irresistible smell, an ignorant head, and a hard hitting body.
Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.79 by TreyJ88

Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by clm9 from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.66 by BrewMaven from New York

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by bplabernie from Michigan

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by RoyalT from Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance – This should be the style picture for how a DIPA should be. It is an absolute perfect beauty shop. Dark orange in color and completely clouded with a firm, very stubborn, brownish-shite head that showed amazing retention and left endless lacing.

Smell – The nose here is rich in complex hops consisting of big pine, massive grapefruit, and stiff lemon rind with a voluptuous tangerine compliment.

Taste – The flavors here are massive. The complex hop profile from the nose finds its way to the tongue. The malt, which was hard to spot at the smell, comes on much stronger at the taste. There is a sweetish malt finish to this one that belies the style.

Mouthfeel – This is full-bodied with just a hint of drying at the finish. Carbonation is light and the ale is very smooth.

Drinkability – Has there ever been an 11% ABV ale that has gone down as smooth as this one? I haven’t had it. This is effortlessly quaffable and is one of the smoothest DIPAs I’ve ever drank.
Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear bright gold, big eggshell colored head, gobs of lacing. Some pine, a hint of citrus, taste buds agree, alcohol is very well hidden. This is just terrific.
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Bryan-K from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Phenomenal lacing-- very impressive hiding of alcohol while also tasting like a much more aggressive, albeit maltier and stickier, version of its little brother. A worthy buy and certainly one to sip as you enjoy.
Jul 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by MynamesRickJames from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by bismarksays from Iowa

Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by tuka from New York

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by DruC4 from Michigan

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by cbuzz24 from Mississippi

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Lelampp from Ohio

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by dbell23 from Tennessee

4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
In general I like Bell's dipas. Hopslam is a fabulous beer, one of my favorites. Two Hearted is a really good beer and my favorite to have with food. Double Two Hearted is right in there with the others eventhough its hard to come by in Hooterville where I live.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Burnt orange with a small head that quickly recedes with good lacing.

Smell is slightly hoppier than its little brother but certainly in the same ball park. Piney with maybe some mild breadiness.

Taste is a hoppier version of the original, really nice. Lingering hop taste, more than the little brother. Very nice west coast dipa.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated but not particularly smooth.

Overall a very good dipa that I get whenever the opportunity presents itself. Highly recommended.
Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by TrojanRB from Texas

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by eluvah from New York

Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
draught
Medium orange, with a bit of amber on the edge of glass. Moderate, spiced, medium roasted malt, with a little fruity touch to the aroma. A concentrated and noticeably bitey, not bad though, and a bit of medium roasted malt. Sweetness shows up with some fruitiness. Finish blends an easy hop bite with some sweet spiced malt flavors. No alcohol detected in the flavor, nor the mouthfeel.
Oct 29, 2021
Double Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 667 ratings