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

Double Two Hearted AleDouble Two Hearted Ale
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #562
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,802
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
558
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
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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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Reviews by rajendra82:
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rajendra82 from Georgia

3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pour looked clear in the glass with a nice amber color. The head was one finger thick and the carbonation was light. The aroma was very mild for the style. The smell did not contain much hop presence at all. The taste was a bit sweet at first before some hops made there presence known towards the end of the sip. The beer was quite hot in the finish with spicy aftertaste. This reminded me of diluted 20 minute IPA. I was hoping for something great with the legacy behind this beer. Sadly it fell short of my expectations.

Sep 15, 2019
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Pundit_of_Potability from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev 0%
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.

Dec 24, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If big is good, then bitter has got to be better, right? That statement certainly rings true with Bell's Brewery at the helm. The upgrade of Two Hearted Ale into imperial status sends the culinary art of the beer higher without sacrificing the original recipe's premiere drinkability.

Double Two Hearted Ale has a slightly richer hue of burnt orange than the regular version, but with the same sturdy, froth, persistent and lacy foam stance as is expected. Its strong and fruity fragrance fills the nose with a host of tropical, citrus and bubblegum aromatics. Sweetnened with caramel and honey, both the nose and initial taste is delighted with rich maltiness of graham cracker and grilled angel-food cake.

Bold, bright and full of fresh fruit flavor, the middle palate basks in the sweet honey malt while the taste of pink grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, mango and apricot, using the malts as a radiant, ripe and vivid fruit display. As the hops trend from succulent to dry and bitter, the beer's balance becomes more hop dominant and less dependent on malt. Softly resinous with spruce, freshly muddled grasses and bass wood, the finish is smoothly bitter and complex.

Medium-full and lusciously sweet on the palate, the beer's malty weight keeps the session savory and fructose-like. Trending malty-dry and bitterly fruit-forward, the beer's finish is spicy with light gin-like booze and an aftertaste of citrus and tropical fruit peel.

Jul 29, 2016
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two Hearted was the first IPA I ever tried, so I’m super pumped to finally try this. Color is burnt orange with some hop haze and an off-white head. Big resiny pine notes on the nose, along with healthy citrus notes.

Taste is citrus up front, followed immediately by a heaping helping of resiny pine. Delicious, with a bit of a boozy burn. Mouthfeel is oily and very full.

This is truly Two Hearted’s big brother. Well done by one of my favorite breweries.

Jul 25, 2018
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Curt3 from New Jersey

4.98/5  rDev +20%
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.

Sep 22, 2016
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MichaelRabdau from Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Aug 18, 2016
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diemilio from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Aug 20, 2016
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Sandis from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this very much and more than the regular Two Hearted (which I also enjoy). This is scary smooth given the alcohol content. It's slightly sweeter than the original.

Jun 20, 2018
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Dougwillhike from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 31, 2019
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slight hazed glowing light golden orange color with a n off white fresh head, looks great. Smell is citrus,malt and pine drops. Taste follows nose very citrus forward with fresh oranges mild and sweet, pine resin mixes and adds some bitterness sweet malts in finish. Mouth feel soft and creamy with citrus up front nicely balanced pine bitterness in finish, ABV well hidden. Very good. This 2IPA version makes me want to re-visit regular 2Hearted..

Sep 18, 2019
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TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 09, 2020
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 29, 2019
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 31, 2019
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice DIPA! Aroma is lots of pine and grapefruit, with chewy caramel and biscuit. Flavor is big on pine and pith, with a sweet slap of malt and and but of a booze burn. Very much Two Hearted x2

Sep 04, 2019
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Like most I was not very impressed with this beer. Sure the AVB was somewhat hidden but it was kind of a malty mess. The hops aren't very bitter just kind of acidic and it mostly tastes like hoppy grapefruit candy. Not terrible but not the best IPA I've had in awhile.

Sep 22, 2019
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle. Got it off the shelf (thanks for not refridgeratng!) at the local municipal liquor store. The last 6-pack they had. This stuff is only a month old

Drank it out tha' bottle so no comment on the appearance. Smells stanky and alcoholly, like your uncle's armpit. Taste is very good and surprisingly easy to drink: Intense woody pine tart, with a huge malt backing. This is like eating a loaf of bread covered in Centennial Hop Jam. A meal in a bottle.

So easy to drink at 11% it should be criminal to sell this. It tastes above-average but drinks like no other DIPA I've had. If I was trying to get drunk off beer, for whatever reason I'd be doing that, this would be the beer I'd choose. Hands down. The 11% is completely masked by the expert alchemy at work here. Thanks, Bell's, I'm a better man for having tried this

Oct 01, 2020
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a ton of foamy beige head, but enough to inspire a fairly wet and uniform lacing. Burnt orange color is very reminiscent of the lighter original but separates itself from the latter with a non Northeast haze. Nose jumps out with a fruity spiciness not unlike those Christmas spice gummies. Backing that experience is a tiny bit of veggie before a hint of that caramel malty backbone. Taste immediately demands attention as it is all at once a bitter, orangey, hot blast that seems like its out to quickly prove that it is not regular Two Hearted. No, this thing is closer to being something that Stone would have made 10 years ago. It’s menacing and masterfully balanced. Finishes with the same attitude as there’s just barely some dryness as it exits with a slightly sweet bitterness.

Sep 29, 2019
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Budlum from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oct 16, 2020
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 03, 2019
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swierczt from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 05, 2019
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 14, 2019
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Dkloubec from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 14, 2020
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HardyA34 from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 30, 2020
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brocktune from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 28, 2019
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cmukid87 from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 21, 2019
Double Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 558 ratings