Double Two Hearted Ale

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Lazhal, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (453) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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  2. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,054) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I sure wouldn't mind seeing a little "seasonal creep" on this one. Thanks for the heads up! :yum:
     
  3. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (5,922) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    I'll buy it.

    Cheers!
     
  4. ben4unc

    ben4unc Initiate (174) Feb 28, 2013 North Carolina

    11%! That is a Triple Two Hearted Ale!!!
     
  5. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,253) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    11%? This could be dangerous. Nevertheless, this has my interest. Looking forward to it.
     
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  6. islay

    islay Aspirant (227) Jan 6, 2008 Minnesota

    "First brewed in 2015, Double Two Hearted is hopped at 2.5 times the rate of regular Two Hearted, giving it an impressive ABV of 11%."

    I never realized how much hops contribute to the alcohol content.
     
  7. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (165) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    Would it be incorrect to call it a quadruple hearted ale?
     
  8. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,529) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Yes, please.
     
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  9. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (453) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Guess Bell's social media person knows a lot about beer...
     
  10. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (231) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm down, still enjoy Two Hearted and when in the mood it really hits the spot. Also helps that they have dropped the price in my area and I have no issues finding it super fresh.
     
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  11. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,094) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I'll buy it and drink it. Well, not the whole six pack at once . . .
     
  12. Skellbop

    Skellbop Champion (834) Feb 26, 2015 New York
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    They should have called it “four hearted”
     
  13. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (253) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    Been sorta 'done' with these big dipas or triple ipas for awhile now. 8-8.5% is a perfect threshold.

    It's too bad they didn't amp it up to 8 and DDH it or something. They're basically trying to sell a big dipa when all those sales are down. Hopslam and hoptimum come to mind. Even Waldo's, I don't exactly have a big itch for.

    No one is really craving a super sweet 10% dipa in this current era. Regular TH had been tasting quite sweet to me regardless. 11% may be candied hop syrup.

    But what the hell do I know. It has solid reviews on here. Definitely a fan favorite ode to TH right there. As much as I like TH, I just don't know.
     
  14. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,922) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Personally was disappointed by this beer at the Firestone Beerfest, especially next to fresh Two Hearted. It'd been some time since I'd had fresh Two Hearted, but the Double Two Hearted lacked dimension for my palate and preferences.
     
  15. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,167) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Ohh My! I have not been this excited for a new distributed beer in a long time.
     
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  16. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (111) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Had this on draft at camp Greensky last year. Personally I thought it was pretty good. Looking forward to grabbing some in bottles.
     
  17. MJS08

    MJS08 Aspirant (281) Jul 29, 2014 Florida
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    "No, no, no, no, I don't drink it no more.
    I'm tired of waking up on the floor."
    Hoyt & Ringo 1974
     
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  18. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (739) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland
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    Speak for yourself. I still love huge, chewy Double/Triple IPAs. Waldo's and old recipe Hoptimum, especially. Oracle and Double Dog too. Ripped through a sixer of Bigfoot way too fast last week and will probably pick up another today. Super psyched for this one!
     
  19. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,295) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Very cool
     
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  20. riegler

    riegler Initiate (78) Apr 30, 2015 Iowa

    Maybe they were trying to imply that in order to add that many more hops required much more malt be added for balance? They just forgot to add that part :grin:
     
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  21. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (78) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    This is the most excited I have been about a new beer in years. I can't wait to try this!
     
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  22. purephase

    purephase Initiate (132) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    I was able to try this on draft last year. I'm not the biggest Two Hearted fan in the world and thought it sounded like it had potential to be way too sweet and hot but I was really impressed. It was dangerously smooth and well balanced.
     
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  23. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,698) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    This guy maths.
     
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  24. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (104) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan
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    I've always seemed to miss this one on draft. Excited to see it in bottles!
     
  25. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Defender (688) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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  26. Jwhit

    Jwhit Initiate (37) Aug 4, 2018 Kansas

    In like Flynn. Will grab it as soon as I can find it this summer.

    Two Hearted holds a special place in my heart (see what I did there??) as it was one of the first that opened my eyes to the world of craft beers, and how much better they were than the typical BMC fare.
     
  27. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,452) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I am in for a Double pack of these, outstanding. Love the beer and will love to sample it in this form..
    Cheers !!
    :beers::beers:
     
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  28. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,812) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  29. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,452) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    LOL the pic fooled me, saw the 4 pack and figured it was hitting distro, your post bummed me out a lot since I won't be trying it, sad too because it would have been awesome.
    Cheers and thanks for the news... :grimacing:
     
  30. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,812) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Based upon you exuberant enthusiasm in your post I figured you already purchased your airline tickets to Kalamazoo!:wink:

    Cheers!
     
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  31. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,452) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    LOL I was actually really excited to get this too. I love the beer and Bell's in general, what a let down. Well you saved me looking for it. lol my local guys would have thought I was nuts when I kept asking them when it was arriving :stuck_out_tongue: so you saved me some egg on my face there.
    Cheers
     
  32. Milktoast75

    Milktoast75 Devotee (411) Oct 27, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yes. Yes. And yes.
     
  33. grantcty

    grantcty Initiate (116) Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    I could definitely be wrong, but it seems as though Bell's is planning on bottling the beer and distributing it.



    https://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2019/01/bells-brewery-double-two-hearted-ale.html?m=1
     
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  34. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,812) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  35. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (143) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    It's definitely being bottled and distributed this year. Just wanted to clarify for the BAs that thought they'd be missing out. No idea about quantity though.

    I've had this at bells events and at the brewery, definitely in for a few...or as much as I can find
     
  36. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,452) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Well that would be pretty sweet. Would enjoy getting at least a 4 pack to enjoy. AZ tends to get a lot of Bell's so with luck I may see this after all, that is pretty cool.
    Cheers and thanks for an update.
     
  37. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Initiate (73) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio

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  38. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (648) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    The amount of hops have nothing to do with the abv. The abv is raised by the fermentation of the malts and starches. That's why you'll notice a lot of DDH IPA's are the same abv as their non DDH base beers.
     
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  39. riegler

    riegler Initiate (78) Apr 30, 2015 Iowa

    I took @islay comment as somewhat of a joke.
     
  40. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (648) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Ah ok, I did not get that but do see that now, my apologies to @islay for my unintended condescending post then.