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Two Hearted Ale by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe
American IPA
7.00 % ABV

Bell's Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. 

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Review by tavernjef on 08/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 11 18 5 10 2010
Color is a solid thick goldish yellow, big bubbly head that fades slowly and leaves nice tight lace in patches around the glass.

Aroma is very grapefruit/orangey/lemony peel-like with lots of fresh floral hops and a bit of spice and slight dry malt.

Straight up taste is very fresh hops, citrusy with some spice notes and grain, nothing overbearing, very mellow, its perfectly balanced and is very crisp and clean with a great, light dry finish lingering with dry malts and left over hop bits.

Hard and very bold, medium body feel, somewhat creamy with lots of fruity sweetness and a nice, light dry finish.

A favorite of mine for any occasion.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by RedHaze on 07/30/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 18 5 9 2010
Pours a light orange/golden color with a solid two finger head that sticks around for a while, with quite a bit of lacing.

Has a really nice pine, citrus, floral hop smell to it.

Taste is initially piney, followed by slightly citric hops, and finishes with a nice sweet malt that keeps the hops from overwhelming.

Really nice IPA that I wish I had more of.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Soneast on 02/09/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 0
Pours a hazy golden/orange color, with a thick creamy, off-white head, that recedes to a nice creamy layer on top of the beer. This beer leaves a pretty decent lace as it recedes down the glass.

Aroma is predominately grapefruit hops and a sort of floral spice, some fruitiness detected as well (in addition to the citrus).

The flavor starts out with a nice citrus hop zestiness, and ends with a delightful touch of bitterness with a nice malt background. Very well balanced.

This beer has a moderate body with some nice carbonation. Feels quite creamy on the tongue but has an overall dry finish. A very refreshing beer, that leaves a nice little grapefruit note on the palate. Not a "hop-bomb" by any means, but just a great balance of flavors that taste great and is quite sessionable.

Served In: Bottle

Review by everetends on 01/14/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 4 9 2009
Old Review

12oz bottle obtained at Four Winds in Pensacola. Poured into a nonic.

A: A nice light amber color. with a nice full head. Head recedes to nice ring that leaves big, sticky lacing.

S: Nice bready malt, with big floral and citrus hops. Smells very inviting.

T: Grapefruit hits first, then a nice light biscuity malt. Citrus and floral hops are very present in this brew but it is incredibly balanced. Very impressive.

M: A nice medium carbonation. The beer has a coating ability that really lets the malt shine. Still very clean and crisp with a light bitter aftertaste.

D: This beer is very accessible for an IPA. Very smooth and easy drinking. Now I know why everyone speaks so highly of this brew.

Serving type: bottle


Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 0
Thanks go to kryptic for this one!

Pours a hazy, golden orange. Beautiful two finger white-ish head with excellent retention. Good lacing.

Aroma is excellent. Honey sweet, citrus and floral/pine hops. Ohhh yeaaahhh.

Taste follows the nose very well. Not overly brash, yet nice-n-hoppy, the usuall grapefruit and orange zest, sweet malts for balance. Everything carries into and throughout the dry-ish finish. Nice.

Medium in body, soft yet crisp, almost creamy mouthfeel. Excellent carbonation.

So this is the IPA that took down my beloved Flower Power in the Final Four of the IPA Maddness this past spring... I like it. Easy, smooth drinker, nicely balanced - a hop lovers dream.
An outstanding AIPA, I am glad I have more.
Wish this was available here in CNY.
Highly Recomended!!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 08/26/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 16 4 9 2009
That would be cool to enjoy Two Hearted on the Two Hearted, but I'll settle for my home. Pours a semi-hazy golden yellow color with a good head. Great retention and good lacing, but doesn't last through the full tasting.

The nose emphasizes hops but with some balance (along the lines of a east coast IPA). Mostly citrus and grassy hops, but some light piney on the back end. Some sweeter malty notes as well with a touch of biscuit/bready notes. Some lighter solvent alcohol notes but not overly powering. Clean yeast though.

The taste is a bit more in balance than what the nose would indicate. The hops are the stronger of the two with a nice balance between bitterness and hop finish. Citrus and orange mostly but a bit of piney and a spiciness on the back end. The spicy hop flavor seems to come out more as it warms. The malt is limited in flavor but still represented well. Some mild bready notes with a touch of yeasty undertones.

The body has a moderate level with a light carbonation. Pretty smooth considering the ABV. Very clean with the minimal yeast characteristics. Overall very enjoyable.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-3-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

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.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 01/04/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 4 10 0
Originally reviewed 1-3-2007

Incidentals: I've had this beer many times through the years, but this is my first official review of it. Always has been a favorite of mine.

Appearance: Bonus for being unfiltered. Great amber-orange color with a healthy white head that retains well and dissipates with good lacing left behind.

Smell: Very hoppy and full of citrus and fresh fruit aromas.

Taste: Two Hearted has been around for a long time and pre-dates the current trend of over-the-top IPAs. I feel that it is an outstanding example of the style and has a very good balance of hops. It's not overly "green", but that a good thing.

Mouthfeel: Nice bitterness on the sides of the tongue that lingers and makes you drool for more.

Drinkability: If DIPAs had not been invented, this would probably be my favorite example an IPA. It's also readily available in my area for any occasion.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 0
Originally reviewed 08/04/06

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

A - Beautiful bright orange/golden color. Pours a big white head that disipates fairly quickly. Tons of bubbles rising.

S - Floral sweet citrus and pine notes. Orange and pineapple

T - Much the same as the taste, a glorious fruity hop bomb. Citrus and light fruit hops abound.

M - Thick and resiny hops take hold. Carbonation is good.

D - A near perfect IPA. Could even be a session beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by KingG on 11/22/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 9 18 4 9 0
Received from jimbowood in a trade, thanks again.

Served chilled and poured into my Padres pint glass.

Appearance is good. Hazy light-bronze colored brew with a very nice clumpy head that leaves a lot of lacing as it dies down.

Smell is good. Grapefruit and bittering hops and sweet malts. Very citrusy smell. I like.

Taste is very good. Pink grapefruit, tangarine with a nice fat, oily, hoppy bitterness. Nothing too bitter though; extremely balanced and crafted almost perfectly. Awesome blend of bitterness and sweetness. Reminds me of another favorite; Alesmith IPA.

Mouthfeel is very good. Thick and chewy (for the style) on the palate with fantastic texture. Love bottle conditioned beers.

Drinkability is very good. I can kill a sixer of this stuff quite easily me thinks.

Overall:
An awesome IPA that deserves all the hype. East coast brewery, west coast taste. Gotta love it.

Served In: Pint Glass

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