Bell's Double Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boiler_Aggie
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aglassplease
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite IPAs because it isn't in a pissing contest to be the hoppiest, bitterest beer on the market--just one of the best. Pours a nice golden color with a small head and some sticky lacing. Hints of flowers and notes of bitterness with a strong emphasis on the malts. And what's wrong with that? Nothing. In the background you get some citrusy flavor as well. Extremely easy to drink, with medium carbonation that leaves a nice finish. Take it easy on these, they'll catch up to you quickly.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Pittsford Pub in Pittsford, NY.

This pours a light amber-ish-orange color, with a foamy head, and big sheets of lacing down the glass.

This smells pretty intensely of bready and caramelly malt, with a spicy and grapefruit hop character in the background. This unfortunately smells like quite the malt bomb.

It unfortunately tastes like an extreme malt bomb. It tastes like a less well done version of 90 Minute. The wonderful balance of regular Two Hearted is gone. Malt dominates the admittedly nice hop character, spicy and just slightly fruity, giving it a barleywine-type feel. I am very disappointed, just way too much sweet caramel flavor here.

This has a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. It's well carbonated, but it certainly could be crisper.

Regular Two Hearted craps all over this beer. Disappointing stuff.

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More of a triple, less like a double

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Photo of Jscharff06
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Curt3
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow, awesome beer! I had no idea that it was 11.5% alcohol. It is super smooth and very tasty. A beautiful golden color with a pleasant scent. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of midlifec
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.99/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice golden Amber clear color with a white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S '- peach, tangerine, flowery, papaya, candied orange, like those sugar coated gummy candies, pineapple
T - HUGE orange and flowery notes, peach, tangerine, pineapple, orange, clementine, papaya
M - light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is orange, citrus, flowery hops
O -so that question of hopslam < two hearted? Double two hearted proves two hearted is better. But for fuck sake, like I've said before they're not the same beer at all. Hopslam is a honey triple ipa with little hop definition because it's whole point is to be a triple ipa. Two hearted is a crafted double ipa completely separate from hopslam. Double.two hearted blows hopslam out of the water.

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Photo of Pencible
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured a clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like orange and grapefruit, with lots of sugary malt.
T: It tasted like apricot and grapefruit and lemon, with some artificial sweetener. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a nice strong IPA, but not as hoppy and a little more sweet than I prefer. The body was a little weak too, and the finish was a little hot, so it was better to sip. Nice to try, but not top tier.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NSXAG
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draft at Emil's on August 24, 2016. ABV is listed as 11.3% .

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Photo of NJB145
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diemilio
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love two hearted, it is probably my favorite widely-distributed IPA; and this double version of it doesn't disappoint.

On a snifter, from a growler filled at The Tap on Ponce (Ponce City Market in Atlanta).

Look - Crystal clear, beautiful amber in color, very small head, tons of glass lacing.

Smell - Two hearted on steroids. grapefruit, some floral an citrus notes, tons of honey.

Taste - Mostly grapefruit upfront, but with a very VERY sweet finish; I wasn't overly excited about this though. Also, coming at 11.5%ABV, you can definitely taste and feel the warmth of the alcohol in it; it is not as drinkable as other higher ABV beers like, let's say, Hopslam.

Mouthfeel - Medium. Very low carbonation; however, I am going to blame the growler store for that.

Overall - Pretty good, but definitely not a crusher. It is a good beer to sip on over a long period of time, and every once in a while. I definitely prefer the regular version of two hearted just because of it's drinkability without compromising on flavor; the double is just not as balanced.

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Photo of MichaelRabdau
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Take the masterpiece of two hearted ale, give it steroids, pour it into a snifter, breathe it in then slowly let it swell on your tongue and welcome the experience of celebrating Christmas in your mouth. Game over. Home run.

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Photo of MP81
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was excited to try this one, as I am a fan of the regular Two Hearted. I was not disappointed. Great taste, and a nice color.

Hoppy, but may actually be slightly smoother than the regular Two Hearted - but even more delicious.

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Bell's Double Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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